United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Polk as President

James K. Polk was perhaps the most boring person ever elected president,
but he added huge amounts of territory to the U.S. in one term
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131470:

When, in 1846 the pro-Whig New York Tribune warned its readers that President Polk was "precipitating you into a fathomless abyss of crime and calamity," it was referring to

(A) his request to Congress for $10 million to fight a war with Mexico after clashes between American and Mexican troops along the Mexico-Texas border
(B) the admission of California to the Union
(C) the Wilmot Proviso
(D) the annexation of Texas
(E) the impending war with Great Britain over Oregon

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