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Candidate James K. Polk Henry Clay

In 1844, the United States chose James Polk over Martin Van Buren in the 1844 presidential election. People thought van Buren believed in dictatorship and was not fair, especially with Mexico. People also were on Polk's side because he had a good sense of leadership and was fair with everyone and tried to ignore Mexico when he had nothing to do with them.

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