By Robert W. Merry
Robert Merry's great and hugely acclaimed heritage of a vital epoch in U.S. history.
In a one-term presidency, James okay. Polk accomplished the tale of America’s happen Destiny—extending its territory around the continent via threatening England with battle and production a arguable and unpopular two-year struggle with Mexico.
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