Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore - Millard Fillmore Presidential Outline I....

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Millard Fillmore Presidential Outline I. Name: Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) II. State of Birth/State which he ran for President: He took over for Taylor. However, New York is his home state. III. Educational and Occupational Background: He was apprenticed to learn the art of clothmaking. He practiced law in Aurora, New York. He was part of the New York Legislature, member of Congress, State comptroller of New York, and Vice President. IV. Dates of Term/Terms of Office: July 9, 1850 – March 3, 1853 V. Prominent Issues in Election: He took over for Taylor. VI. Opponents: None. VII. Vice President: None. VIII. Political Party: Whig. IX. Major Domestic Happenings: - 1850, Millard Fillmore becomes President when Taylor dies. Taylor contracted gastroenteritis (stomach illness). He died on July 9 th , and Millard Fillmore took over for him. - 1850, Clayton-Bulwer Treaty. The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty was a treaty signed in 1850 by the United States and Britain. It was an agreement that both nations were not to colonize and could not control any Central American republic. The purpose was to prevent one country from building a canal across Central America that the other nations could not use. It stated that if a canal were to be built, it would be protected by both nations for neutrality and
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