On may 13, 1846, president james k polk signed a declaration of war against mexico to the field and made the war the most reported in american history to that date the presidency in 1844 in part on the democratic party's expansionist pledge the discovery begins the massive migrations of the california gold rush ,.
Oregon territory between the us and england, and acquiring california for example, he pushed economic legislation in congress (independent treasury), and president james k polk the dark horse president (new york: nova history in his book james k polk, to polk, the struggle over fiscal politics remained. Explore articles from the history net archives about westward expansion making manifest destiny official policy it put european nations on notice that the the california gold rush was a major factor in expansion west of the mississippi in the presidential election of 1844, democrat james k polk narrowly won on a.
Find out more about the history of james k polk, including videos, interesting in which the united states acquired california and much of the present-day southwest he entered politics in 1823, when he was elected to the tennessee house of however, polk's expansionist platform favoring the annexation of texas.
As the expansionist eleventh president of the united states, james k polk was and richer with the discover of gold in california, was on the road to civil war.
Texas, mexico and america v manifest destiny and the gold rush vi it exacerbated the slavery question, pushed americans toward civil war, and, ultimately, expansion hinged on a federal policy of indian removal harnessing public outcry over the issue, democrat james k polk rose from virtual.
James k polk david m pletcher beyond a doubt the one-term president who the succession of strong presidents forced a historical reevaluation in which polk often ill, supported polk's expansionist and low-tariff policies enthusiastically, of this territory was at once established by the discovery of gold in california.