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Polk had a good reason for avoiding war with britain over Oregon. By 1846, he had so much bigger troubles brewing with Mexico over Texas..........

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Did James K. Polk want to have a war with Mexico?

No- he did not really want to go to war, but was willing to do so after peaceful negotiations failed. He was not willing to back down from his position just to avoid war.

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Who negotiated a treaty with Great Britan to avoid war?

James K. Polk and his Secretary of State, James Buchanan , settled the Oregon boundary dispute with a treaty and thus avoided war. Polk won the presidency with the slogan : 44-forty or fight which referred to a proposed upper boundary for Oregon, but settled to something less .

What about Polk's behavior in the lead-up to the Mexican War did many such as Henry David Thoreau criticize?

Polk had provoked the Mexicans into a war, then claimed that they had started it.