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    Zachary Taylor As President Zachary Taylor was the twelfth president of the United States, he only served for one year four months and five days. When he became president, congress was facing questions about whether California, Utah, and New Mexico, would become states or remain federal territories; also congress was threatening to divide about whether slavery would be in place if they became states. Even though Taylor was a slave owner and was born on a plantation, he had no bias towards the members of congress who wanted slavery because his ultimate goal was peace in the country. He thought the best way to move forward was to make California a state and take the decision of slavery out of congress's hands, as he sided with abolitionists and congress was having more people going for slavery. Making California a state at that time ended up in his favor because the gold rush was just starting. Where the New Mexico and Texas border would be was still a question when he was in office, Texas wanted land north of Santa Fe, though having few people there. Taylor originally sided with keeping New Mexico a federal territory, but then wanted to make it a state, to make people in congress to stop fighting about slavery. He didn't do much other major things in his presidency but he died of cholera morbus, on July 9, 1850 at 65 years old. Career in military Before he became president Zachary Taylor enlisted in the army and was commissioned as a first lieutenant of the…

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    “Taylor contracted a virulent stomach ailment that may have been cholera or typhoid fever, and he died five days later. More than 100,000 people lined the funeral route to see their hero laid to rest.”(cem.va.gov) During the 1800s, Americans were in the conflict with Mexico and the Native Americans over the control of North America. The American relied on their military, and Zachary Taylor was a major contributor. Taylor had enormous military success, and had a positive impact on the US history.…

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    The Battle of Palo Alto took place on May 8, 1846 and lasted only 3 hours. The battle is marked as the first major engagement between Mexico and America during the Mexican-American war even though the battle took place days before America declared war on Mexico. The battle was short lived, proving the American artillery tactics and armament far superior to that of Mexico. The number of casualties Mexico took during this short battle was more than double that of America. Zachary Taylor, an…

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    "I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me". - Zachary Taylor.Who is Zachary Taylor? Zachary Taylor is the United States 12th President who served in Office from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.He was born on November 24, 1784, in Barboursville, VA. His parents Richard and Sarah Taylor where planters who owned slaves. His father Richard served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the American Revolution. Zachary Taylor, was a member of the…

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    Millard Fillmore is best known for accepting the office after the passing of Zachary Taylor, turning into the thirteenth U.S. president. Millard Fillmore was born in New York on January 7, 1800. Fillmore started his political profession in the counter Masonic gathering, however changed to the Whig Party through his relationship with Henry Clay. He got to be VP under President Zachary Taylor, expecting the administration after Taylor's demise in 1850. As the thirteenth U.S. president, Fillmore…

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    After Texas became their own state, there was a dispute over what territory belonged to them, and what territory belonged to Mexico. Texans claimed their western and southern border was Rio Grande, while Mexicans claimed their border was to the north of Rio Grande in Nueces. Polk sent troops under the command of General Zachary Taylor, in case Mexico planned to make an invasion in Texas. New Mexico happened to be part of the territory that was disputed over. The region was dominated by Spanish…

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    spilling blood. While the Americans are just as accountable for leading troops into disputed land, the Mexicans fired first. The War had not officially begun until April 25, 1846 when Mexican troops fired at the Americans. However, the American’s firearms were unmatched, and fatally wounded a hundred Mexican soldiers to their four, leading to their eventual victory. Under future president General Zachary Taylor, three thousand American troops established Fort Texas just opposite of Matamoros,…

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    Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general. Taylor's status as a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican-American War won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died seventeen months into his term,…

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    Americans went to war with Mexico to fight over Texas in 1846. At the time, James K. Polk was in office as president. He was a strong supporter of the Manifest Destiny. The Manifest Destiny was believed as God’s plan to extend American territory. Polk also was thinking about buying California too, but right now his mission was gaining Texas. The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because most were supporters of Manifest Destiny, the Americans rebelled trying to get Texas…

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    Positioning troops to various strongholds around the unidentified territory led by military General Zachary Taylor,…

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