What did President Polk do in 1845?

In July 1845, however, Polk proposed a compromise to the British, offering to establish the boundary at the 49th parallel while granting Britain full control of Vancouver Island. With war in Mexico appearing ever more likely, the President wanted to avoid a simultaneous war with Britain.

Who became President in 1845?

Often referred to as the first “dark horse” President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War. He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1795.

What was President Polk’s favorite dessert?

Polk: Polk had an affinity for a less common kind of treat, a vinegar pie. This simple treat combines sweet and sour flavors.

Which President expanded the US the most?

James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States of America (1845-1849). As President he oversaw the largest territorial expansion in American history— over a million square miles of land—acquired through a treaty with England and war with Mexico.