James Polk

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When James K. Polk ran for president in 1844, most Americans didn't know who he was. He was a quiet, hardworking man who was easy to overlook. He would go on to surprise everyone, not only by winning the presidency, but by making the United States a continental power. In this biographical magazine, we cover how James Polk helped make America one of the mightiest nations on earth.

Created for children in 3rd through 5th grade, PragerU’s beautifully illustrated biographical magazines are packed with facts and fun to teach elementary students about important figures often mischaracterized or forgotten in today’s classrooms.

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James Polk