History & Current Events Discussion: The Life & Presidency of James K. Polk

August 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peter Panchy leads a discussion on how thelife and legacy of 14th president, who increased United States’ territory during the era of Manifest Destiny and expanded the power of the Executive Branch.
Polk was a protege of President Andrew Jackson and called ‘Young Hickory.’ He served in the House of Representatives and as its Speaker, as well as governor of Tennessee.
Panchy taught history at Nantucket High School for over 20 years as well as college at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has a B.A. from Harvard and a Masters of Education from Lesley University.
Free admission.