James K Polk - Part 1 | Episode #185 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

Support us on Patreon! For only $0.11 per episode ($1/month) you can be part of our Patreon community. For a few more bucks per month we'll throw in two bonus episode! Check it out. _______________________________   Who is James K. Polk? Yeah... we know. No one talks about him! Often ranked as one of the most effective presidents and yet largely unknown. We're trying to correct that, so in this episode we discuss... Polk's family and upbringing, a brief stint in the military, an early start to a political career, his election to the US House of Representatives, a successful run for Speaker of the House, Polk's becomes governor, and more! We'll pick it up from there in the next episode!    __________________________ Check out our new logo t-shirt! __________________________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription! ___________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible ________________________ Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music ________________________ Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

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