Profile of the Day: James K. Polk

Posted May 13, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment

President James K. Polk, 11th U.S. President

On May 13, 1846, President James K. Polk declared war on Mexico in the wake of a dispute over Texas. The Mexican-American War lasted for two years. After the war, the U.S. annexed Texas and became the dominant force on the continent. How are you related?

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  • Rtbyday

    u00a0President James K Polk is my 1st cousin 9x removed. u00a0We share the same maternal grandparents, although they are my 8th GGP. u00a0