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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was the nation's 12th president. A Mexican War hero, he was the first president to be elected without having served in any other elected office. He died in office.


Fun Facts
History isn't always just names and dates. Check out these fun facts about President Zachary Taylor.

ThinkQuest Biography
This great biography of the 12th president was put together by students just like you.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

Family Tree
Trace the roots of this president's family tree.

The Presidential Election of 1848
This election was one of the most closely watched history. See how this Mexican War hero became president.

Hall of Presidents: Portraits of Zachary Taylor
See pictures of the 12th president.

Inaugural Address
Read for yourself what this president had to say when he was sworn into office.

State of the Union Address
Read for yourself what this president said in his annual message to Congress.

White House Biography
The White House site always does a good job with presidential biographies, and this one is no exception.

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