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American 11th US President (1845-49). Under his leadership the United States fought the Mexican War (1846-48) and acquired vast territories along the Pacific coast and in the Southwest. 1795-1849
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world...”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.”

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