James K. Polk
Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
Why did Polk oppose internal improvements?
Why did Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott each pursue the Mexican War so vigorously?
What was 'Manifest Destiny'?
Was Polk right to fight the Second Bank of the United States?
What happened in the election of 1824 that led to so much bitterness?
What did Polk say in 1844 that made him so appealing to Democrats instead of Martin Van Buren?
Why did the Democrats turn to Polk, "Young Hickory," in 1844?
How did Polk interpret the Monroe Doctrine?
Does Polk deserve to be remembered as the greatest expansionist president in history?
What were the Whig arguments for high tariffs?
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