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Title:
Millard Fillmore : America's 13th President
Author:
Santow, Dan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the thirteenth president of the United States, with information about his childhood, family, political career, presidency, and legacy.
Language:
English
Contents:
A new beginning -- Wilderness boy makes good -- A public life begins -- Bound for the White House -- The presidency -- After the White House.
Reading Level:
1090 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 2.0 77342.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.3 6 Quiz: 34777 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780516228884
Format :
Book

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Millard Fillmore was a self-made man who raised himself from deep poverty to political prominence in New York State. In 1848, the Whig party nominated him for vice president on the ticket with General Zachary Taylor. When Taylor died in July 1850, Fillmore was suddenly president of a country divided on the spread of slavery to territories recently added to the United States. He threw his support behind the Compromise of 1850, then being debated in Congress, and signed it into law in 1850, hoping to end the emotional debate. Instead, the compromise was condemned by proslavery and antislavery forces alike, and Fillmore's support for it effectively ended his political career. In 1852, the Whig party refused to nominate Fillmore for the presidency. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

1 A New Beginningp. 7
2 Wilderness Boy Makes Goodp. 15
3 A Public Life Beginsp. 27
4 Bound for the White Housep. 45
5 The Presidencyp. 61
6 After the White Housep. 83
Presidential Fast Factsp. 96
First Lady Fast Factsp. 97
Timelinep. 98
Glossaryp. 100
Further Readingp. 101
Places to Visitp. 102
Online Sites of Interestp. 103
Table of Presidentsp. 104
Indexp. 108