Definition of President Polk
1. Noun. 11th President of the United States; his expansionism led to the Mexican War and the annexation of California and much of the southwest (1795-1849).
Generic synonyms: Chief Executive, President, President Of The United States, United States President
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Literary usage of President Polk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"ARRAIGNING President Polk ( From a Speech on the Mexican War, January 28th, 1847) THE annexation of Texas, and the subsequent order of the President, ..."
2. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"Introduces in the House His "Spot Resolutions": His Arraignment of President Polk—Treaty of Peace. EVER since the treaty with Spain, whereby the United ..."
3. Noble Deeds of American Women: With Biographical Sketches of Some of the by Lydia Howard Sigourney (1855)
"... THE MOTHER OF President Polk. Holy as heaven a mother's tender love! The love of many prayers, and many tears, ..."
4. The Lives and Graves of Our Presidents by George Sumner Weaver (1884)
"In his first annual message to Congress, President Polk informed Congress and the country of the attitude of Texas, and suggested the importance of speedily ..."
5. The Lives and Graves of Our Presidents by George Sumner Weaver (1883)
"President Polk instructed the United States minister in Texas to bear to the Texan ... In his first annual message to Congress, President Polk informed ..."