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President James K. Polk Learning Links
By Sarah Lane
Nov 2, 2004, 08:14 PST


Additional Learning Links for James K. Polk

The White House Online
Learn all about our nations’ Presidents, First Ladies, and take the Kid’s Quiz. Tour rooms and wings throughout the White House and visit the Vice President’s office. Connect to National Security sites, military resources, and get the latest news developments in real time.

The Internet Public Library
POTUS stands for Presidents Of The United States and in this special section of the Internet Public Library you will find biographies, notable events, media resources, historical documents, and presidential election results. Visit the special collections and subject collections, or the KidSpace and TeenSpace sections for more governmental fun.
Source:       The Regents of the University of Michigan

Encyclopedia Americana
If you’re looking for quick facts about the Presidents, complete biographies, or Inaugural Addresses, you’ll find it all here. Learn about Polk’s private life and the events that surrounded his presidency.
Source:       Grolier Incorporated

The American President
For each president you’ll find fast facts, life before the presidency, campaigns and elections, domestic affairs, and more. There are plenty of supplemental resources to explore as well.

Who was James K. Polk?
Link to interesting facts, quotes, a biography, and events in conjunction with President Polk. Check out this site developed by a team of dedicated students.
Source:       Think Quest, Inc.

James K. Polk Ancestral Home
Check out the presidential site, a biography, educational resources, exhibits, and the museum shop... all at the home of our nation's 11th president.
Source:       James K. Polk Memorial Association

The Avalon Project
Here you’ll find Inaugural Addresses, messages to Congress, and major collections of presidential papers.
Source:       The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

American Treasures
When James K. Polk was inaugurated president on March 4, 1845, the United States was on the verge of war with Mexico because of the U.S. annexation of Texas. His twenty-five volume diary represents one of the earliest efforts of a president to preserve a daily record of his presidency. Read what he wrote here.
Source:       Library of Congress

The West - James K. Polk
Read this biography of President James Polk or find out more about the people, places, and events associated with westward expansion.
Source:       The West Film Project, PBS

The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden book The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden book

"This lavishly illustrated volume recounts the evolution of the presidency, from the age of George Washington until today. Drawing from the vast collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, it provides a revealing glimpse of the culture, particularly the material culture, of the presidency. Paperback, 208 pages, 19 B&W photos, 306 color photos, 9.5 x 11.5"

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