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Born in Pineville, James K. Polk, the nation's eleventh President, was the first dark-horse candidate to win the office. He made just four campaign promises and kept them all.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 7, Dec 1995, p30-31, por
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10209
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James Knox Polk of Mecklenburg County was the eleventh President of the United States. As president, Polk championed the cause of westward expansion of the United States - which was known as Manifest Destiny, settled the Oregon boundary dispute with England, and gained congressional recognition of a state of war with Mexico and the annexation of Texas.
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10211
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Rogers recounts the life of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, whose birthplace is claimed by both North and South Carolina.
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10208
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Rogers recounts the life of Andrew Johnson, the son of a Raleigh hotel porter who became President of the United States upon the death of Abraham Lincoln.
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11747
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Andrew Johnson was born in poverty in Raleigh in 1808. Most people know him only as the man who became President after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Wohl recounts his successes, including passage of the Homestead Act.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 2 Issue 11, Aug 1934, p7, 22, por
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26075
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Karyn Traut, a playwright and adjunct assistant professor of social medicine, researched descendants of Thomas Jefferson for a play she wanted to write. It was unclear whether Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave Sally Hemings, or if the father was his brother, Randolph. After consulting numerous Jefferson scholars, the legitimate father remains unknown.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p18-20, por Periodical Website
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