Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Lewis Cass. Taylor had 1,360,967 (47.4%) of the popular vote and 163 electoral votes. Cass had 1,222,342 (42.5%) of the popular vote and 127 electoral votes. Van Buren had 291,263 (10.1%) of the popular vote and 0 electoral votes.
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His national appeal as a war hero. Whigs presented Taylor as an ideal man "without regard to creeds or principles" and ran him without any platform. As a result, this tactic attracted criticism from many directions. Some thought that Taylor had no position while others felt that he lacked political experience and knowledge. Moreover, there were people who believed that his military success was not enough to qualify him for president. Taylor's refusal to campaign actively allowed him to stand above party politics, although his supporters waged a vigorous battle on his behalf.
He refused all postage due correspondences. It was several days later when he found out he was the next President.
0. He was the first president not previously elected to any other public office.
Old Whitey. Taylor rewarded his horse, Old Whitey, for serving him so well during the Mexican War. When Taylor became president, he let Old Whitey graze on the White House lawn where the old shaggy horse became a favorite of the tourists.
Whig. The Whig Party formed in the second quarter of the 19th century, to oppose president Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. The term Whig came into common use in 1834, and persisted until the disintegration of the party after the presidential election of 1856.
Millard Fillmore. Fillmore took over as President upon Taylor's death. He served from 1850-1853.
James K. Polk. Polk served from 1845-49, Tyler from 1841-45, Fillmore from 1850-53, and Pierce from 1853-57.
Margaret. They were married in June of 1810.
Army. He spent a quarter of a century policing the frontiers against Indians. In the Mexican War he won major victories at Monterrey and Buena Vista.
Virginia. He was taken as an infant to Kentucky and raised on a plantation.
He got sick and died. He got sick after eating cherries and milk at a July 4 celebration. He was the second president to die in office.
July 9, 1850. He died in office.
t. But he still opposed the expansion of slavery into California.
Seminole Indian War 1837-1840. There were three Seminole Indian Wars. He only fought in the second Seminole Indian War.
James Madison. His great-grandfather James Taylor also was great-grandfather of James Madison.
|What was the relationship of Zachary Taylor and his vice president Millard Fillmore before Taylor was elected?||Zachary Taylor and His Life
They had never met. The political parties nominated the presidential and vice presidential candidates in those days. So Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore never met each other until the election was over.