Admission to the UnionEdit
- In 1844 Florida was admitted as a state.
- In 1845 Wisconsin and Iowa were admitted as states.
- In 1846 Minnesota and Texas were admitted as states.
- In Polk's second term, further migration to the west was encouraged.
- The west was seen as a new land of promise.
- Land was guaranteed, and many settlers headed out west in search of a new life.
- Polk's term would come to an end, and in 1848 another election was held.
Election of 1848Edit
- In the wake of Polk's success, the Democratic party would score another victory in the election of 1848.
- Lewis Cass was elected President with 60% of the popular vote.
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