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Question 261: Rising from political obscurity, this dark horse candidate defeated the famous Henry Clay in the 1844 US Presidential elections on an expansionist platform. In four years, he fulfilled virtually all of his campaign promises by taking the current American southwest from Mexico, forcing Great Britain to give up their claim to the southern half of the Oregon territory, slashing tariffs, and building an independent treasury. He then retired and died a few years later. Who was this protege of Andrew Jackson nicknamed 'Young Hickory' or 'Napoleon of the Stump?'
Author: SeleucusNicator - Category: 19th Century
Difficulty: 4/5 - Zone: United States

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