James K. Polk's Achievements

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“No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.” Through the way to achieve glory, a person has to overcome many difficulties, not only that they have to sacrifice many things like age, energy, time and something more relevant to your life, but also in immediate time, you may catch the last straw. For instance, James Knox Polk, who tried to run for a position in political government, unfortunately, he failed many times since the age of 29, but angle smiled with him, he became 11th President of United States. Firstly, we should joint down about his background. James K. Polk was born on November 2, 1795, in Mecklenburg,North Carolina. As a boy, Polk was the eldest of ten children, moved with his family to Columbia, Tennessee, where his father became a prosperous land surveyor, planter and businessman, which was one of the major contribution to his career afterwards. In the other hand, Polk was home schooled.His health was problematic and serious, and in 1812 his pain became so unbearable that he was taken to Dr. Ephraim McDowell of Danville, Kentucky, who operated to remove urinary stones.Polk was awake during the operation with nothing but…show more content…
Fourthly, James K. Polk worked under a lot of pressure of being a president. olk set four clearly defined goals for his administration: reestablish the Independent Treasury System, reduce tariffs, acquire some or all of Oregon Country, acquire California and New Mexico from Mexico. According to his policy, we can mention to his domestic aims( slavery, rivers and harbor velo, fiscal policy and the department of the interior) represented continuity with past Democratic policies, successful completion of Polk 's foreign policy goals would represent the first major American territorial gains since the Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819( strongly supported expansion, and relations with Mexico and Great Britain, the country 's southern and northern neighbors respectively, dominated Polk 's
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