(Episode 55) Presidential Minisode 11: Down with the Codfish Aristocracy!
What can we say about James K. Polk, Listeners? This dark-horse candidate took a strong stance on annexing Texas (remember Manifest Destiny?) and made enough of a name for himself to surprise everyone by winning his party's nomination and, ultimately, the presidency. He started a fight with Mexico, was sneaky about his own status as a slaveowner, and held office hours each week for anyone who wanted to stop by.
Despite this, he was regarded generally as a pretty boring guy. We've done our best to make him interesting. Join us for this week's minisode, and learn a little more about the man whose body has been moved a whole bunch of times since his death.