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James K. Polk Is Elected 11th President of the United States


Texas Coming In, 1844

A pro-Democrat cartoon shows Polk, the expansionist candidate, and the collapse of Whig opposition to the addition of Texas

CREDIT: “Texas coming in,” 1844. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-10802.

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