James K. Polk: Election & Campaign Slogan


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James K. Polk ran for president with which political party?

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1. Why was Polk called a ''dark horse'' after receiving his party's nomination?

2. Polk campaigned by actively supporting what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will assess how much you know about the presidential campaign of James K. Polk. Quiz topics include the political party he ran for and his nickname 'dark horse'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these key points:

  • Polk's support for a certain issue during the campaign
  • His rhetoric regarding a specific ideology
  • A campaign slogan that implied he was ready to go to war

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the presidential campaign of James Polk
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding his campaign slogan that made it clear he was ready to go to war with a specific nation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Polk's support for a certain issue that gained him national attention and his rhetoric for an American ideology

Additional Learning

The lesson titled James K. Polk: Election & Campaign Slogan will help you to learn more about these topics:

  • Opposing campaign slogan of the Whig Party
  • Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay and Lewis Cass
  • What cost Van Buren his popularity
  • Polk's vs. Clay's positions