Monday, June 7, 2021

Dead Presidents Podcast Episode 11 - James K. Polk & Top 5 Embarrassing Presidential Brothers

The original "Dark Horse" candidate, James K. Polk was a Jackson prodigy catapulted to the presidency due to his ardent support for territorial expansion. He promised to serve only one term and accomplished every major goal he set for his administration, including the addition of over a million square miles of land to the United States. It's no surprise that the term "Manifest Destiny" was coined during his presidency. Also: Our Top 5 Embarrassing Presidential Brothers counts down the biggest fraternal headaches and details the various ways in which they tried to cash in on their big bro's presidency.

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We're very proud of all of our wonderful Episode 11 sponsors:
McAlister’s All-Healing Ointment – Bangor Whig and Courier (Bangor, ME) – January 3, 1848
Halsey’s Sugar-Coated Magic Life Pills – The Lackawanna Citizen (Carbondale, PA) – April 2, 1846
Good Girls Wanted – Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT) – October 15, 1847
Champlin’s Anthelmintic Worm Medicine – The Buffalo Daily Republic (Buffalo, NY) – May 29, 1848
Elizabeth Peters and her husband John Peters – Lincoln Journal (Fayetteville, TN) – August 26, 1847
Jane Vandergrift and her husband R. Chillies Vandergrift – The Natchez Weekly Courier (Natchez, MS) – July 1, 1846
Genuine Bed Bug Poison – The St. Albans Weekly Messenger (St. Albans, VT) – August 3, 1848
Cooper’s Ethereal Oil – Bangor Whig and Courier (Bangor, ME) – January 3, 1848
The Jew at Home and Abroad – The Vermont Chronicle (Windsor, VT) – December 10, 1845