____, the 12th President of the United States, was a career soldier. He grew up with 8 siblings on the Kentucky frontier and enlisted in the army at the age of 22. He remained in the army for almost 40 years and served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Seminole Wars, and the Mexican-American War. The success of his troops in conquering northern Mexico made him a national hero and helped him win the presidential election of 1848. He inherited the argument over whether slavery should be allowed in the Mexican territories. He was against the creation of new slave states and asked that California immediately be granted statehood. Many in Congress did not agree with him and continued to argue about the problem for almost two years after President ____'s death. President ____ was proud of his own honesty and was truly embarrassed when three members of his cabinet were found to be dishonest in their financial activities. He decided to reorganize his cabinet, but died of a sudden attack of cholera before he could finish the project. He served as president for only 16 months.
The Whig Party nominated him for president.
His vice-president was Millard Fillmore.
He prided himself on his personal honesty.
He planned to reorganize his cabinet, but died before he could complete his plans.
This president once said "The axe, pick, saw and trowel, has become more the implement of the American soldier than the cannon, musket or sword."
Who is this president?
William Clinton Millard Fillmore James Monroe John Tyler James Polk Zachary Taylor