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Polk was baptized a Methodist a week before he died.

Gaslights were installed in the White House while Polk was a resident.

Polk survived a gallstone operation at age 17 without anesthesia or antiseptics which were not used at the time.

The first White House Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by Sarah Polk.

Sarah Polk banned dancing, card-playing and alcoholic beverages in the White House.

News of Polk's nomination was widely disseminated using the telegraph. This had never been done before.

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Polk promised to actively encourage America's westward expansion. The Polk Administration also achieved economic objectives by lowering tariffs and establishing an independent Federal Treasury.James K. Polk is the first dark horse candidate to become the president.

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He is known as the "Dark Horse" candidate for president since he was not nominated until the ninth ballot at the convention.

He accomplished everything he set out to do in his first term and refused

to run for a second term.

After he died, he wife had him buried in the front yard of their house in Nashville where she lived for 41 more years. She was buried next to him, but later they tore down the house and moved them both to the state capitol grounds.

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Polk added over 800,000 square miles to western territory and extended the boundary of the country to the Pacific Ocean. He also lowered tariffs and created an independent federal treasury. He only served one term as promised.

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his nickname was the darkhorse

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The "K" in James Polk's name stands for Knox

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