Monthly Archives: May 2014

  1. Notes on Fillmore

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    May 26, 2014 by Lorene

    He opened up trade with Japan. He encouraged the establishment of a home for veterans. He encouraged Congress to appropriate …
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  2. First White House Library (Hooray!)

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    May 26, 2014 by Lorene

    Fillmore’s wife Abigail was, like him, a voracious reader. She could not believe there was no permanent library in the …
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  3. Compromise of 1850

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    May 26, 2014 by Lorene

    Fillmore hated slavery, but he believed the constitution allowed it.  So, he felt like it needed to be protected so …
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  4. Determined to Learn

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    May 26, 2014 by Lorene

    Millard Fillmore was an apprentice at a cloth mill. He was determined to learn to read better, though, so he …
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  5. Lemons/Lemonade

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    May 17, 2014 by Lorene

    When Taylor was elected the twelfth President in 1848, he followed the common practice of that era and asked for …
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  6. Women’s Rights in 1848

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    May 17, 2014 by Lorene

    While the political parties were having their conventions in 1848 to select their nominees, 200 women and 40 men met …
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  7. Kinder, Gentler Slave Master

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    May 17, 2014 by Lorene

    Few records exist about Taylor’s slaves, but it seems that he did treat them better than the average slave owners. …
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