The Greatest 20 Presidents in American History

James K. Polk

The 11th President of the United States comes in at number 19 on our list. Functioning as what is known as a “Jacksonian Democrat”, President Polk was famous for his ability to set forth a policy and achieve not just some of it – but all of it. That is a quality our modern leaders often lack and speaks to the strength of President Polk as head of the Executive Branch.

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