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Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States(1849-1850)

Things to Knom about ZACHARY TAYLOR CAREER MILITARY OFFICER THE WAR OF 1812 Taylor never attended college, having been taught by a number of tutors. He joined the military and served from 1808-1848 when he became president. Taylor was part of the defense of Fort Harrison in Indiana during the War of 1812. During the war, he attained the rank of major. After the war he was soon promoted up to the rank of colonel. NOMINATED WITHOUT BEING PRESENT NOT PAYING POSTAGE In 1848, the Whig Party nominated Taylor to be president without his knowledge or presence at the nominating convention. He was sent the nomination without postage paid so he had to pay for the letter that told him that he was their nominee. He refused to pay the postage and did not find out about the nomination for vote weeks. A HORSE NAMED WHITNEY INTERESTING HABITS Taylor kept his horse that he rode on during the different battles he fought in the lawn of the White Taylor was known to chew tobacco and he was also known never to miss a spittoon when he spat. House. The horse was name Whitney. THE SLAVERY ISSUE FIRST TIME VOTING The main issue of the 1848 election was whether the new territories gained in the Mexican War would be free or slave. Although Taylor had slaves himself, he did not state a position during the election. Taylor did not cast his first ballot until he was 62 years old. While he was young, he was in the army moving all over the place and as a result he could establish a legal place of residence until he retired from the army. NICKNAME MILK AND CHERRIES Between 1835 and 1842, Taylor fought in the Second Seminole War in Florida. It was during this war that Taylor was given his nickname "Óld Rough and Ready" by his Taylor died on July 8, 1850. Doctors believe that this was caused from cholera contracted after eating fresh cherries and drinking milk on a hot summer day. men. -THE Infographic provided by: HERALDING .com

Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States(1849-1850)

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Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.

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