Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from 1849 until his death in 1850. He was a popular war hero, known for his victories in the Mexican-American War and strongly promoted expansionism. His short-lived presidency was marked by southwest expansion and increased sectional tensions.
Zachary Taylor was the twelfth President of the United States and he is best remembered as a military hero who defended the American people from foreign threats. He was born November 24, 1784 and died at the age of 65 on July 9, 1850.