American Presidents

More about Zachary Taylor

  • He was the second president inaugurated on March 5.
  • Margaret Taylor made a vow during the Mexican War that if her husband returned safely she would never again enter society. She upheld her vow throughout her time in the White House, giving hostess duties to her youngest daughter, Mary Elizabeth.
  • "For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory. . ."

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