Zachary Taylor

Born: November 24th, 1784
Died: July 9th, 1850 (Age: 65)

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Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from 1849 until his death in 1850. He was a career military officer who gained fame during the Mexican-American War and was known for his heroism and leadership. Taylor was elected as a Whig candidate, running on a platform of limited government and opposition to the expansion of slavery. During his brief presidency, he faced several challenges, including the issue of slavery in the western territories and the controversial issue of the admission of California as a free state. Despite his efforts to find a compromise, he died in office before a solution could be reached. Taylor's presidency was marked by a strong commitment to the principles of liberty and union, and his legacy continues to be studied and debated by historians and political scientists today.