The Presidents of the USA
Died in office on July 9, 1850, of acute gastroenteritis
Old Rough and Ready
Major General, U.S. Army
key background fact:
A popular war hero of the Mexican war and the 2nd Seminole war
Major General U.S. Army - Hero of the Mexican war & 2nd Seminole
6: 1 boy 5 girls
Margaret Smith (1810)
"I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me."
actions & events
- The question of extending slavery to the new territories dominated
- 1846 Did not approve the "Compromise of 1850"
- 1850 Clayton–Bulwer Treaty with Britain: no further expansion in Americas
- First time the presidential election was held on the same day in all states.
- The last Whig to win a Presedential election
Never voted before becoming president, not even in his own election.
Died on July 9, 1850 while in office. Got sick after eating a lot of cherries and milk on July 4th.
His blunt manner and unsophisticated style handicapped him as president. Because of his short tenure, Taylor is not considered to have strongly influenced the U.S.