James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion

James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion

by Mark Byrnes, Mark Byrnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576070565

ISBN-13: 9781576070567

Pub. Date: 11/02/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This A–Z encyclopedia provides a detailed overview of America's 11th president and connects Polk's public and personal life to his historical significance.

• A timeline highlighting key events from Polk's first political victory in the 1823 election to the Tennessee House of Representatives to the posthumous publication of his personal diaries in

Overview

This A–Z encyclopedia provides a detailed overview of America's 11th president and connects Polk's public and personal life to his historical significance.

• A timeline highlighting key events from Polk's first political victory in the 1823 election to the Tennessee House of Representatives to the posthumous publication of his personal diaries in 1910

• A sampling of key writings, including four of Polk's annual messages to Congress

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576070567
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Series:
Biographical Companions Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion1
Adams, John Quincy1
Allen, William3
Ancestry4
Assassination Threats5
Bancroft, George7
Bank of the United States8
Bell, John10
Benton, Thomas Hart12
Birth13
Blair, Francis P.14
Boyhood and Early Education15
Brown, Aaron V.17
Buchanan, James19
Cabinet25
Caldwell, Silas26
Calhoun, John C.27
Cannon, Newton29
Carroll, William30
Cass, Lewis31
Catron, John33
Children34
Clay, Henry35
Clerk of the Tennessee Senate37
Clifford, Nathan38
College Education39
Commander in Chief41
Congress, Member of43
Crockett, David45
Cuba47
Dallas, George M.49
Dark Horse50
Death and Burial51
Democratic Party53
Diary, Correspondence, and Papers54
Donelson, Andrew Jackson56
Dueling57
Eaton, John H.59
Eaton Affair60
Election of 182361
Election of 182561
Election of 182763
Election of 182964
Election of 183164
Election of 183365
Election of 183566
Election of 183667
Election of 183768
Election of 183968
Election of 184070
Election of 184171
Election of 184373
Election of 184475
Election of 184878
Financial Affairs81
Friends82
Gold85
Governor of Tennessee86
Grant, Ulysses S.87
Grier, Robert C.88
Grundy, Felix88
Health91
Historical Rating93
Homes and Lodgings94
Houston, Sam97
Inaugural Address101
Inauguration102
Independent Treasury104
Interior, Department of the105
Internal Improvements106
Jackson, Andrew109
Johnson, Andrew112
Johnson, Cave114
Jones, James C.116
Laughlin, Samuel119
Legal Career120
Legislative Leader122
Liberty Party123
Lincoln, Abraham124
Madison, Dolley127
Manifest Destiny128
Marcy, William L.129
Marriage130
Mason, John Y.131
Masonry132
Mexican War134
Mormons139
Native Americans141
Naval Academy142
Newspapers143
Nicknames144
Nullification145
Office Seekers147
One-Term Pledge149
Oregon150
Panama153
Parents154
Patronage155
Personality157
Physical Appearance159
Pierce, Franklin159
Pillow, Gideon J.160
Plantations162
Political Philosophy164
Polk Doctrine165
Polk, Ezekiel165
Polk, Sarah Childress167
Polk, William174
Presidential Campaign Biography175
Presidential Transitions176
Religious Beliefs179
Retirement182
Roorback Forgery182
Scott, Winfield185
Siblings187
Slavery190
Smithsonian Institution193
Social Life as President194
Speaker of the House197
State Legislator198
Tariff Policy201
Taylor, Zachary203
Texas204
Toucey, Isaac206
Trips and Vacations207
Trist, Nicholas208
Tyler, John209
Van Buren, Martin213
Walker, James217
Walker, Joseph Knox218
Walker, Robert J.220
Washington Monument221
Whig Party222
White House223
White, Hugh Lawson225
Will226
Wilmot Proviso228
Woodbury, Levi229
Wright, Silas230
Yell, Archibald233
Yucatan234
Primary Documents237
Chronology261
Bibliography267
Index275

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