Bundle of 4 - US Presidents Defining Events -#11 - President Polk

Bundle of 4 - US Presidents Defining Events -#11 - President Polk
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of James K Polk & the defining events of his presidency. All four presentations together number 93 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

James Knox Polk was the 11th (and youngest at the time), President of the United States. Polk was born in Pineville, NC but he later lived in and represented TN.A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Tennessee.

Polk was the surprise candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk’s legacy was the expansion of the United States. Polk’s annexation of Texas led to the Mexican-American War from 1846–1848, and the U.S. victory thereby led to the acquisition of large territories in the Southwest.

Additional territories along the Pacific coast and the northern border of the United States was also established under Polk. The Department of the Interior, the Naval Academy and the Smithsonian were all established under Polk.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #11 - James K Polk and contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Background Summary
Accomplishments
Early Years
Approaching the Presidency
Jackson’s Influence
The Presidency & Expansionism
"54-40 or fight!“
Coast-to-Coast Expansion
Polk as President
Mexican-American War
Annexation of Texas
Oregon Treaty
Later Years
End of Presentation

After the Civil War, hope of economic opportunity lured migrants and immigrants west to the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region. Settlers battled Native Americans for desirable lands, carved out farms, and built mines and ranches. By the end of the century, the Western territories had turned into states, and their residents had become part of a rapidly industrializing economy.

Power point #2 is entitled, Western Expansion in the United States and contains 32 slides and covers the following:

Background
Native Americans
Great Plains Indians
War & Disease
New Congressional Policy
The Dawes Severalty Act
Battle of Wounded Knee
Railroads
Growth of Railroads
Transcontinental Railroad
Attracting Settlers
Power of Railroads
The Farmers
Homestead Act of 1862
Economy Prospers
Farmer Difficulties
The National Grange
Interstate Commerce Act
The Miners & Ranchers
Miners
Mining Changes
Ranchers
Western Cultures
Western Races and Ethnicity (2)
Cultural Clashes
Apathy & Violence
Industrial Growth
End of Presentation

The Mexican-American War marked the first U.S. armed conflict chiefly fought on foreign soil. It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K. Polk, who believed the United States had a “manifest destiny” to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean.

A border skirmish along the Rio Grande started off the fighting and was followed by a series of U.S. victories. When the dust cleared, Mexico had lost about one-third of its territory, including nearly all of present-day California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

Power point #3 is entitled, Western Expansion in the United States - The Mexican-American War and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Background
Overview
Causes of the War
Polk Picks a Fight
The War Begins
U. S. Army Invades
Santa Anna’s Double-Cross
Mexican Losses Mount
The War Ends
Gold Footnote
End of Presentation

This is a 29 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on "Manifest Destiny". All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

There were many political movements and events taking place in the country that would have profound implications on the future of the United States. Most of these were set in motion between 1830 and 1860, just prior to the Civil War. Many of these revolved around slavery and issues related to it, others had to do with the ever expanding continent and how the land would be distributed and others had to do with political control and direction.

Power point #4 is entitled, Political Movements & Events - Manifest Destiny and contains 29 slides and covers the following:

Manifest Destiny Defined
Manifest Destiny: 1840’s
Homestead Act: 1841
Advertisements & Paintings
A “Notion” Not a Policy
Andrew Jackson
Continentalism
James K. Polk
Key Events
Map of Western Trails
Texas Independence
The Texas Question Texas Statehood
Map of Mexican Territory
Oregon Territory
Map of Oregon Territory
U.S. War With Mexico
Mexican Annexation?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Map of US-Mexican War
Mexican-American Boundary
California Gold Rush
California Gold Rush Map
Gadsden Purchase
Manifest Destiny Fulfilled
United States Map of 1850
Map of US-Mexican War
Mexican-American Boundary
California Gold Rush
California Gold Rush Map
Gadsden Purchase
Manifest Destiny Fulfilled
United States Map of 1850

This is one of several bundled power point presentations that I offer in my store on... US Presidents
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