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Unformatted text preview: The James K. Polk Administration Election of 1844 Clay v. Polk Clay didn’t want to bring up the fact about slavery and what not (Texas annexation) Polk endorsed by Jackson Expansionism, slavery and abolition Democrats love the idea of expansion The Liberty Party Commited to the abolition of slavery • They don’t win, but you begin to see a belief in the ending of slavery Tyler and Texas annexation (John Tyler) They annex via joint resolution Polk’s political Philosophy Jacksonian Democrat American before southernor • “American Expansion (not southern)” Tariff reduction and an independent treasury First time to do this for a while, and helps out the south and the west Endorses the idea of putting money into treasurey, and only pays in Gold and silver, and only receives in gold and silver Settlement of the Oregon question Oregon == to the link of Northern and Southern expansion Doesn’t really like the improvement of inner workings (roads, bridges, etc… the west does) Acquisition of California...
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