Thursday, July 10, 2008

Millard Fillmore

This is a portrait of Millard Fillmore. Millard was inaugurated as President of the United States on this day, July 10, in the year 1850. He had been vice president, but became president upon the death of Zachary Taylor, who died in office. Millard is not one of the most remembered presidents. He spent most of his term dealing with serious tensions between Northern and Southern states. He was not able to solve these issues but was successful in delaying the War.

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