Millard Fillmore Major Accomplishments

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Millard Fillmore was our thirteenth president of the United States. He came to office on July 9th, 1850 and held the position until March 4th, 1853. Fillmore was born into a poor family on January 7th, 1800 and worked in a shop as a clothes apprentice. Growing up, Fillmore went to school irregularly and was mostly self taught. When he reached the age of 19 he began to study law and was also active in politics. Fillmore began his political career in the anti-Masonic party, but switched to the Whig Party and was the last Whig president. He became vice president under President Zachary Taylor, and after Taylor’s death, Millard Fillmore became the president of the United State of America in 1850. Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the …show more content…

The Compromise of 1850 was a series of five bills that were intended to delay territorial and slavery conflicts. It passed when fillmore was in presidency and the goal was to deal with slavery and to keep the north’s and south’s interests balanced. The five bills were, California entered as a free state, New Mexico and Utah were each allowed to use popular sovereignty to decide on the issue of slavery, the Republic of Texas gave up lands that it claimed in present day New Mexico and received $10 million to pay its debt to Mexico, the slave trade was abolished in D.C. but not slavery, and the fugitive slave act made any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave liable to pay a fine. The Fugitive Slave Act was the most Conflicting part of The Compromise of 1850 and caused many abolitionist to increase the beliefs against slavery. According to Watson “This law, which authorized Southerners to recover run-away …show more content…

For many years, Taylor’s predecessor, James Polk, tried to purchase the islands from the spanish. Early in Taylor’s office, a man named Narciso Lopez raised an army of hundreds of Americans that were mostly southerners. The expedition took place in Cuba, and failed to start a rebellion. Eventually there was a second attempt during Fillmore’s presidency. Fillmore tried to warn invaders and tried to stop the invasion of

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