Polk's America

Polk's America

James K. Polk Home and Museum

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This podcast examines the life, times, and controversies surrounding the 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk. The Polk's America lecture series was established in 1998 and features a new expert, historian, or museum specialist each month. Born in 1795, James Polk served 7 terms as a US Congressman, twice as Speaker of the House, the governor of Tennessee, and was the infamous Dark Horse candidate for president in 1844. Though he served one term (as a campaign promise), he oversaw the greatest expansion of US territory in United States history, the first US invasion of another country, and established the independent treasury.
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This podcast examines the life, times, and controversies surrounding the 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk. The Polk's America lecture series was established in 1998 and features a new expert, historian, or museum specialist each month. Born in 1795, James Polk served 7 terms as a US Congressman, twice as Speaker of the House, the governor of Tennessee, and was the infamous Dark Horse candidate for president in 1844. Though he served one term (as a campaign promise), he oversaw the greatest expansion of US territory in United States history, the first US invasion of another country, and established the independent treasury.
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06 Nov 2020 | 28 mins 22 secs

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Zacharie Kinslow | The Co...

29 Sep 2020 | 33 mins 29 secs

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Annabeth Hayes | Currier ...

04 Sep 2020 | 32 mins 22 secs

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Katie McKinney | John Jam...

16 Jul 2020 | 29 mins 48 secs

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