Definition of James 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 Polk
Literary usage of James polk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Diary of James K. Polk During His Presidency, 1845 to 1849by James Knox Polk, Milo Milton Quaife by James Knox Polk, Milo Milton Quaife (1910)
""This work forms volumes VI-IX of the Chicago Historical Society's Collection"--T.p. verso."
2. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"james polk, son of Col. James and Mrs. Anne Maria Stuart Polk, m. 1844, Annie Maddox, and had child., viz., Anne Maria,— Catharine Maddox,—James,—William, ..."
3. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents by United States President (1897)
"... of State and the minister of the United States at Paris since the recent change in the Government of France. " JAMES ] POLK To the Senate of the United ..."
4. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery of Maryland. [1811-1832] by Maryland High Court of Chancery, Theodorick Bland (1836)
"An order was passed during the present term, to wit, on the 25th of January, 1821, for a hearing of the objections filed by james polk at March term next on ..."