President Polk, and generations of sympathetic historians, told the American people the conflict was justified. But what if it was just blatant imperialism?
American History for Truthdiggers: Andrew Jackson’s White-Male World and the Start of Modern Politics
He was a historic champion of the common man, but he was also a power-obsessed bigot and perhaps the most divisive U.S. president ever.
In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today.
The Texan—known for her down-to-earth, plain-spoken ways—was one of only two Americans to be the wife of a president and the mother of a president.