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54 (40 or Fight)

54o40′ or fight! In 1844, that was the campaign slogan of James K. Polk that helped him get elected the 11th President of the United States and defeat Henry Clay.  At that time, the Oregon Territory was jointly occupied by both Great Britain and the United States since the Treaty of 1818.  Thousands of American [...]

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