1844 UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN A NUTSHELL
1844 United States Presidential Election
1844 US Presidential Election Result
James K. Polk 1844: "Young Hickory"
James G. Birney 1844 Election Video
The 1844 United States presidential election was the 15th presidential election, held from Friday, November 1 to Wednesday, December 4, 1844. Democrat James K. Polk defeated Whig Henry Clay in a close contest turning on the controversial issues of slavery and the annexation of the Republic of Texas.