United States 1848


Democratic President James K. Polk, who presided over the Mexican-American War and the treaty that ended it, has claimed he has accomplished all he set out to do in one term. Now, in the 1848 presidential election, its an open playing field for both Democratic and Whig candidates to seek the nomination, representing both pro- and anti-slavery camps in both parties. And a third, purely anti-slavery party, the Free Soil Party, is running as well.

Author: Patine