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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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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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