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James Knox Polk

(1795–1849) US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union ...

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US presidents: 1775 - 2011  

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...1 19th century Politics Rulers and politicians North America United States 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics Conquest and colonization Rulers and politicians North America United States 1844 1844 Democratic candidate James Polk is elected president of the USA, defeating the Whig Henry Clay Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics Rulers and politicians North America...

Rulers and politicians

Rulers and politicians: 1066 - 2011  

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...- from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Society Britain 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics Conquest and colonization US presidents North America United States 1844 1844 Democratic candidate James Polk is elected president of the USA, defeating the Whig Henry Clay Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics US presidents North America United States...

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...of Mexico Prescott, William Hickling (1796–1859) The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 19th century Literature American literature Literature in English Latin America Mexico United States 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics Conquest and colonization US presidents Rulers and politicians United States 1844 1844 The Mormon leader, Joseph Smith, and his brother are killed by an armed mob in...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...of Mexico Prescott, William Hickling (1796–1859) The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 19th century Literature American literature Literature in English Latin America Mexico North America 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics Conquest and colonization US presidents Rulers and politicians North America 1844 1844 The Mormon leader, Joseph Smith, and his brother are killed by an armed mob in...

19th century

19th century: 1800 - 1900  

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...1844 1844 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels meet in Paris and become life-long friends Engels, Friedrich (1820–95) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev Communism Social and domestic Europe France Society 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 Politics Conquest and colonization US presidents Rulers and politicians North America United States 1844 1844 The Young Men's Christian Association is founded in London by British drapery...

Conquest and colonization

Conquest and colonization: c. 1520 BCE - 2005  

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...Natal A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era Politics British empire European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa South Africa South Africa (republic) Europe Empires 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Politics US presidents Rulers and politicians North America United States 1845 1845 The expansionist slogan 'Manifest Destiny' is coined by journalist John L. O'Sullivan to...

Politics

Politics: c. 3100 BCE - 2011  

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...tsar, Nicholas I, calls Turkey 'the sick man of Europe' Nicholas I (1796–1855) World Encyclopedia 1 19th century Crimean War War Muslim empires Ottoman empire Turkey Europe Russia Empires Wars and Revolutions 1844 1844 James Polk pledges in his presidential campaign to include the self-proclaimed republic of Texas in the USA Polk, James Knox Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Conquest and colonization US presidents Rulers and politicians North America United States 1844 1844 The Mormon leader, Joseph Smith, and his brother are killed by an armed mob...

War

War: c. 8000 BCE - 2011  

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...Lahore, by which Jammu and Kashmir are ceded to the British Sikh Wars (1845–49) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Victorian era Politics British empire European empires from 1415 Mughal empire Asia South Asia India (the subcontinent) Europe Empires 1846 1846 President Polk sends a US army into Texas, provoking the Mexican-American War Mexican–American War (1846–48) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century Latin America Central America Mexico North America United States 1848 1848 A treaty signed in Guadalupe-Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American...

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