1. Polk was born
in what North Carolina county?
2. Polk had an operation
to remove what when he was fourteen?
3. Polk's parents
raised him to believe in what form of government?
4. Polk attended
5. Polk graduated
where in his class in 1818?
6. After college,
he studied law under which great Tennessee lawyer?
7. The Panic of 1819
was caused by what?
8. What was Polk's
nickname when he ran for Congress the first time?
9. What "incident"
rocked Washington soon after Polk's arrival?
10. William Henry
Harrison's term of office lasted how long?
11. The Wilmot Proviso
12. Polk reasserted
the Monroe Doctrine in regards to what area in 1848?
13. Polk died of
14. How long did
Polk serve in Congress?
15. What was Polk's
16. Andrew Jackson
lost to whom in the 1824 presidential election?
17. Martin Van Buren
and which politician both published letters in 1844 opposing the
immediate annexation of Texas?
18. Whom did Martin
Van Buren select as his vice-presidential running-mate in 1842?
19. What distinction
did Polk have after been nominated for the presidency?
20. Before Polk reformed
the postal service, who had been responsible for paying postage?
21. A faction of
Tennessee Democrats wanted to run whom for president in 1836?
22. Polk opposed
the Distribution Act because it did what?
23. The Mexican
War began when Zachary Taylor army exchanged fire with what Mexican
24. What State Department
official illegally signed the Mexican War peace treaty?
25. As one of his
final tasks in office, Polk announced the discovery of gold in
which new territory?
26. Polk served as
chair of what committee in the House?
27. Who headed the
Second Bank of the United States during its fight to be rechartered?
28. What was Polk's
29. What profession
was Polk's father?
30. Polk courted
Sarah Childress while he held what job?
31. Polk left his
post as Speaker to run for what office?
32. How much did
Polk pay for New Mexico and California?
33. Who was Polk's
troublesome Secretary of State?
34. Polk prohibited
his cabinet secretaries from doing what?
35. Polk ended the
practice of handing out what to loyal Democratic supporters?
36. Who were the
"The Immortal Thirteen"?
37. What war hero
succeeded Polk in the presidency?
38. What famous frontiersman
often argued against Polk in the House?
39. Clay's Distribution
Act gave what to the states?
40. What financial
tool did Martin Van Buren request? (Congress did not pass it until
41. Which president
died after only a month in office?
42. Which president
died only three months after leaving office?
43. What federal
department did John Tyler ask Polk to head?
44. If John Tyler
was the tenth president, what number was Polk?
45. Felix Grundy
previously served as Chief Justice of which Supreme Court?
46. What 134-foot
long object fell and killed a Polk supporter at a Maryland rally?
47. How much was
Polk willing to pay for California and New Mexico?
48. Whom did Polk
defeat to become Speaker of the House?