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By Megan Kimball. Zachary Taylor. Introduction. Born 10-24-1784, near Barboursville, Virginia Religion: Episcopalian Parents are Richard and Sarah Strother Taylor Richard served as officer in revolutionary war Third son in family of six boys and three girls

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By megan kimball

By Megan Kimball

Zachary Taylor


Introduction

Introduction

  • Born 10-24-1784, near Barboursville, Virginia

  • Religion: Episcopalian

  • Parents are Richard and Sarah Strother Taylor

  • Richard served as officer in revolutionary war

  • Third son in family of six boys and three girls

  • Worked on fathers farm


Early life

Early Life

  • Grew up in the midst of Indian warfare

  • No schools in Kentucky frontier

  • Zachary studied for a while under tutors

  • In 1808 was appointed a first lieutenant in U.S army

  • In 1810 was promoted to captain

  • In 1810 met Margaret Mackall Smith

  • Married on June 21,1810

  • Had I son and 5 girls

  • 2 died as infants


What did he do as a leader

What did he do as a leader

  • Troops nicknamed him “old rough and ready”

  • Hero during and after the war

  • 12th president of the U.S (1849 – 1850)

  • Made greatest contribution to country as soldier

  • Served country for 40 years as soldier and for 16 months as president


Why is he a good leader

Why is he a good leader

  • Courage and ability during Mexican war made him a national hero

  • Never lost a battle

  • Showed courage while president and in the war

  • This quite, friendly man was not a military genius but was a good leader

  • Died 16 months in to being president

  • Died July 9, 1850, Washington DC


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Buried near Louisville, Kentucky

  • He was the man who moved the Mexican border farther back

  • Thank you for watching


Resources

Resources

  • American President: Zachary Taylor

  • Taylor, Zachary

  • My brain


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By Megan Kimball


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