James K. Polk: “Young Hickory” and Manifest Destiny

Ep. 201507
75 minute listen

What was President Polk's impact on American expansionism in the 19th century?

TAH.org hosted the fifth in this school year’s American Presidents webinar series, this time focusing on the single term presidency of James K. Polk. The 72-minute discussion between scholars was attended by a live teacher audience of 69 from across the country, and touched on topics from Polk’s role in Manifest Destiny to the Mexican War, and his impact on America of his times and afterward.

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