Definition of James k. 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of James K. Polk
Literary usage of James k. polk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Polk Administration by Lucien Bonaparte Chase (1850)
"CHAPTER I. Early History of james k. polk.—His Election to Congress. ... In 1806, Major Samuel Polk, the father of james k. polk, emigrated to Tennessee and ..."
2. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans: With Biographical ...edited by James Herring, James Barton Longacre edited by James Herring, James Barton Longacre (1853)
"... james k. polk. NORTH CAROLINA was founded chiefly by Covenanters from Scotland, and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from the north of Ireland, ..."
3. The Republican Campaign Textbook by Republican National Committee (U.S.), Republican Congressional Committee (1882)
"Who james k. polk? Who the arch conspirators by whom Clay was robbed of the Presidency—by whom the American people were cheated of their choice as Chief ..."
4. The Constitutional and Political History of the United States by Hermann Von Holst, John Joseph Lalor, Alfred Bishop Mason, Paul Shorey, Ira Hutchinson Brainerd (1881)
"... I. james k. polk AND His CABINET. The descriptions which a certain class of Americans—- the orators by profession who endeavor to conceal their poverty ..."
5. Noble Deeds of American Women: With Biographical Sketches of Some of the by Lydia Howard Sigourney (1855)
"JAMES K POLK. A fault doth never with remorse Our minds so deeply move, As when another's guiltless life Our error doth reprove. ..."
6. Memoirs of James Gordon Bennett and His Times by Isaac Clarke Pray (1855)
"... containing these wordi: " I pronounce james k. polk, of Tennessee, to be a coward, a puppy, a liar, and a scoundrel generally. ..."