Life Portrait of James K. Polk
In the eleventh in a series on American presidents, the life and career of James Polk was discussed. Mr. Seale talked about… read more
In the eleventh in a series on American presidents, the life and career of James Polk was discussed. Mr. Seale talked about President Polk and the events of his presidency, including the acquisition of Oregon and Texas, his dark horse candidacy, and the Mexican War. Mr. Holtzapple provided a tour of Polk’s home and talked about some of the furnishings and about Polk’s personal life. Various rooms of the house and the exterior were shown throughout the program. A fifth grade student was interviewed about President Polk, in honor of whom her school was named. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- John Holtzapple Director James K. Polk Ancestral Home
- Thomas "Tom" Price Curator James K. Polk Ancestral Home
President James K. Polk and Religion
Mr. Holtzapple focused on a window dedicated to President Polk at the First United Methodist Church in Columbia,…
President James K. Polk Home
Mr. Holtzapple spoke about the political career of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. President.
Book Discussion on Polk
Walter Borneman talked about his book Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America (Random House, April 8,…
James K. Polk Ancestral Home
John Holtzapple led a tour of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. It is the only surviving…