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William E. Parrish
Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS 39762-6156)

The Administration of James K. Polk

Study and evaluation of the Polk administration against the background of its times; the interaction of the members of the administration, of the various branches of government, and between the government of the people. Polk's administration saw the expansion of the Union to the Pacific, a successful but unpopular war, and the beginnings of sectional tensions which ulitmately resulted in the Civil War.

Project fields:
History, General

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970