This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Zachary Taylor the defining events of his presidency. Both presentations together number 29 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general. Taylor's status as a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican-American War won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died 17 months into his term, before making any progress on the status of slavery, which had been inflaming tensions in Congress.
Zachary Taylor served in the army for some 4 decades, commanding troops in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War of 1832, and the second of the Seminole Wars of 1835-1842. He became a full-fledged war hero through his service in the Mexican-American War, which broke out in 1846 after the U.S. annexation of Texas.
Elected president in 1848, Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories) had caused a major rift between the North and South.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #12 - Zachary Taylor and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Marriage & Family
War Hero to President
Slavery Issue Intensifies
End of Presentation
Martin Van Buren angered southern Democrats by opposing annexation. The Democratic convention cast aside the ex-president and front-runner for the first dark horse, TN’s James K. Polk. After almost silently breaking with Van Buren over TX, PA’s George M. Dallas was nominated for vice president to appease Van Buren’s supporters.
The election of 1844 introduced expansion and slavery as important political issues and contributed to westward and southern growth and sectionalism. Southerners of both parties sought to annex TX and expand slavery.
The election of 1848 underscored the increasingly important role of slavery in national politics. Democratic president James K. Polk did not seek reelection.
Power point #2 is entitled, Bundle of 4 - US Presidents Defining Events - #12 and contains 13 slides and covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1844
First “Dark Horse”
Election of 1844: Issues
James K Polk Wins
Election of 1848
Role of Slavery
Free Soil Party
Zachery Taylor Wins
Forces in Motion
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.