Admission to the UnionEdit

  • In 1844 Florida was admitted as a state.
    Us exploration 1835
  • 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.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.