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Zachary Taylor - VII Vice President Millard Fillmore VIII...

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Zachary Taylor Presidential Outline I. Name: Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784–July 9, 1850) II. State of Birth/State which he ran for President: Virginia III. Educational and Occupational Background: Taylor joined the U.S. Army, receiving a commission as a first lieutenant of the Seventh Infantry Regiment. Taylor served in the Black Hawk War (May-August 1832) and the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). IV. Dates of Term/Terms of Office: March 4, 1849 – July 9, 1850 V. Prominent Issues in Election: He was nominated on behalf of the Whigs, even though he had never even bothered to vote before. He had military experience, making him popular among northerners, and owned slaves, making him popular around southerners. He ran against Cass, who believed that each state should be able to pick and choose whether they wanted slaves or not. The free soil party took many votes from Cass and thus Taylor won the election. VI. Opponents: Lewis Cass – Democrat, Martin Van Buren – Free Soil
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Unformatted text preview: VII. Vice President: Millard Fillmore VIII. Political Party: Whig IX. Major Domestic Happenings: - 1849, Zachary Taylor becomes President. After winning the election of 1848, Taylor becomes the 12 th President of the United States.- 1849, Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery. In the fall of 1849 Harriet Tubman, a female black slave, escaped northward, leaving behind her free husband who did not want to follow. On her way she was assisted by sympathetic Quakers and other members of the Abolitionist movement. She also made many trips to Maryland to help slaves escape as well. X. Major Economic Problems/Decisions: None XI. Major Supreme Court Cases: None XII. Major Foreign Policy Decisions: None XIII. Major Conflict of Administration: None XIV. Major Social Changes or Social Movements: None XV. Major Inventions/Technological Changes: None XVI. Overall Rating of President and Administration: Too little information given to assess the Taylor administration....
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