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Polk acquired the Southwest by war with Mexico. McKinley acquired Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines by war with Spain. Monroe acquired Florida from Sain by military force, but war was never declared.

In addition, virtually every 19C President acquired land as a result of Indian wars.

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Many United States Presidents acquired land either before or after they served as President. Many of the Presidents have property that can be toured.

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He bought the Lousiana Purchase and doubled the size of the U.S.

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