James K. Polk’s body has been buried in three places. Lawmakers are now considering moving it again, to the site of a Polk family home and museum in Columbia, Tenn.
by Ronald L. Feinman
Ten times in American history death could well have altered the course of events.
by Greg Bailey
A story from the time of Abe Lincoln that makes our current vim and vigor look almost pale by comparison.
SOURCE: The Nation
by John Nichols
James K. Polk was condemned by John Quincy Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Abraham Lincoln on issues of human bondage and lawless militarism.
SOURCE: The Des Moines Register
“He said what he was going to do and he did what he said he was going to do, and then he left,” Bush said.
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