James K Polk Timeline

 

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James K Polk Presidency Timeline
James K Polk was the 11th President of the United States who served in office from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. What were the key events during his presidency? The James K Polk Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

James K Polk Presidency Timeline
James K Polk Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849 that included:

The Texas Annexation, the Mexican War and Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
The Oregon Treaty
The California gold rush

James K Polk Presidency Timeline
The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the James K Polk Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. James K Polk Presidency Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

James Polk Timeline: Presidential Timeline of Important Events
1845His inauguration as 11th President of the United States on March 4, 1845
1845John Tyler had preempted James Polk by presenting the bill to annex Texas on March 1, 1845. Texans eventually approved of the bill which was signed by President Polk on December 29, 1845, accepting Texas as the 28th state of the Union. 
1845The US Naval Academy was opened at Annapolis, Maryland
1845Journalist John L. O'Sullivan first used the phrase 'Manifest Destiny' to describe the belief that American settlers were destined to expand across the North American continent -  referred to as Westward Expansion
1845The Great Irish Potato Famine led to the death of over 1 million people in Ireland the emigration of another million people from Ireland to the New World
1845December 29, 1845: Texas was admitted to the Union as a slave state
1846The Mormon migration to Utah when Brigham Young, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first governor of the Utah Territory, led 148 Mormons to Utah to escape religious persecution
1846April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848: The Mexican-American War begins as Congress declares war following the attack by Mexican troops in disputed territory north of the Rio Grande
1846The Independent Treasury Act of August 1846, first initiated by Martin Van Buren, was finally passed establishing the system for retaining government funds in the United States Treasury and its sub-treasuries
1846The California Republic and the Bear Flag Revolt was led by Juan Alvarado and Isaac Graham, was a rebellion by American settlers in the Mexican territory of Alta California against Mexico and led to the acquisition of California.
1846The 1846 Oregon Treaty was signed by the US and Great Britain resolving the dispute over possession of the lands extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and establishing the 49th parallel
1846The Wilmot Proviso, 1846 over the question of whether the lands from Mexico and Oregon should be free soil or slave soil
1846The Walker Tariff of 1846 was implemented to stimulate trade reducing tariff rates from 32% to 25%
1846The Elias Howe Sewing Machine was invented
1846The Navajo conflicts (1846 - 1863) began in New Mexico and Arizona and eventually led to their forced occupancy of an uninviting reservation
1846The establishment of the independent US treasury
1846The Anti-Slavery Free Soil Party was created
1848Gold was discovered in California starting the California gold rush
1848A Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York
1848France abolishes slavery in its West Indies colonies
1848February 2, 1848: The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War giving the US control over California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.
1848The Cayuse War (1848–1855) erupted in the North western United States and saw the influx of disease and settlers to Oregon
1849The first conflicts of the Apache Wars (1849 -1924) erupted in the Southwest
1849His presidency and term in office ends. The next US President was Zachary Taylor
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