That’s President Polk in the photograph with First Lady Sarah who was educated by the Moravians at Old Salem. President Polk had a nickname. Do you know what it is? Pundits called him “Young Hickory” because of his allegiance to another North Carolina native who made it to the White House – Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson. Polk followed Jackson’s lead by supporting the “common man” and lower taxes. Polk was educated at the University of North Carolina where he was an honors graduate.
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