President Zachary Taylor: The Hero President


Elbert B. Smith
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
BISAC: POL025000

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the twelfth President of the United States. Taylor’s short Presidency was shadowed by the issue that was then dominating all aspects of American national affairs – that of slavery. Taylor’s brief term in the White House also featured the still on-going question of balancing power between the Congress and the presidency. This book provides a concise biography of President Zachary Taylor, detailing the issues which plagued his time in office, as well as the manner in which he handled these issues and famously asserted his authority as a political leader. (Imprint: )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – Old Rough and Ready; pp. 1-5

Chapter 2 – The Frontier Aristocrat; pp. 7-13

Chapter 3 – The Young Commander; pp. 15-26

Chapter 4 – The Frontier Defender; pp. 27-37

Chapter 5 – The Black Hawk War; pp. 39-52

Chapter 6 – The Seminole War: Frustration and Opportunity; pp. 53-73

Chapter 7 – Manifest Destiny; pp. 75-90

Chapter 8 – The Hero; pp. 91-108

Chapter 9 – The Angry Warrior; pp. 109-123

Chapter 10 – The Reluctant Candidate; pp. 125-151

Chapter 11 – The President; pp. 153-172

Chapter 12 – The Statesman; pp. 173-191

Chapter 13 – Defender of the Union; pp. 193-220

Chapter 14 – The Galphin Albatross; pp. 221-226

Chapter 15 – The Omnibus Manuever; pp. 227-250

Chapter 16 – Tragedy and Triumph; pp. 251-257




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