Name: Zachary Taylor

Party: Whig

Term Served: 1849–1850

Birth State: Va

Born: 11/24/1784

Died: 7/9/1850

Religion: Episcopalian

Elected Age: 64

Age At Death: 65

 
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) served in the military for approximately four decades, as a commander of troops in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War (1832) and the second of the Seminole Wars (1835-1842). He turned into an undeniable war legend through his administration in the Mexican War, which broke out in 1846 after the U.S. addition of Texas.

Chosen as president in 1848, Taylor went into the White House when slavery and its expansion into the new western regions (counting Texas) had caused a significant fracture between the North and South. In spite of the fact that he was a slaveholder, Taylor looked to hold the country together–an objective he was prepared to achieve forcibly if fundamental and he conflicted with Congress over his craving to concede California to the Union as a free state.

Toward the beginning of July 1850, Taylor out of nowhere became sick and kicked the bucket; his successor, Millard Fillmore, would demonstrate increasingly sympathy to the interests of southern slave masters.

 

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