Young Hickory…..Our 11th President

I was born in North Carolina and served as a Lawyer, Politician, and Statesman all prior to becoming president.  

I am the only president who has also been Speaker of the House of Representatives.  During my presidency, I added Texas and California to the United States.  

I put in place the National Election Day, and during my time in office postage stamps were created.  

I died from cholera in 1849.  

Who am I?

James K. Polk

11th President of the United States
In Office
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Vice President – George M. Dallas