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Zachary Taylor Quiz

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Taylor helped to win the Siege of Fort Harrison which was a battle of what war?
The Revolutionary War
The American Civil War
The Mexican-American War
The War of 1812

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What was Taylor's position on the issue of slavery?
He opposed slavery to the point that he secretly funded Underground Railroad activities.
He believed in ending slavery and sending former slaves to Africa.
He spoke out against slavery but never passed any legislation against it.
He was a slave-owner himself.

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Which of the following nicknames was commonly attached to Taylor during his days as a commander?
"Old Rough and Ready"
"The Lightning and Thunder"
"Old Hickory"
"The Iron General"

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Taylor rose to the rank of colonel in 1832 for his help leading the campaign to depose what famous Sauk Chief?
Black Hawk
Sitting Bull
Crazy Horse
Chief Joseph

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Taylor was one of the primary leaders of the American forces to participate in what war?
Zachary Taylor Quiz
The War of 1812
The American Revolutionary War
The Mexican-American War
The American Civil War

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What is the name of this Mexican politician and commander who led his nation's forces against Taylor's during the Mexican-American War?
Santa Anna
Hidalgo
Pancho Villa
Des Carres

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At the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Taylor scored early victories that forced what Mexican general's forces out of Texas?
Mariano Arista
Augustin de Iturbide
Jose Joaquin de Herrera
Manuel Robles de Pezuela

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During the Mexican-American War, Zachary Taylor would face consequences for his refusal to follow orders given to him by what man who was President at the time?
William Henry Harrison
James K. Polk
William Howard Taft
John Tyler

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Because of his refusal to obey orders, Taylor's men were transferred to the command of what other primary American general for the rest of the Mexican-American War?
Oliver Hazard Perry
Ethan Allen
Ulysses S. Grant
Winfield Scott

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In what year's election did Taylor manage to defeat Democratic candidate Lewis Cass to secure the presidency?
1836
1840
1844
1848

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What political party did Taylor run for in the 1848 Election?
The Republican Party
The Whig Party
The Antifederalist Party
The Populist Party

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In the 1848 Election, Taylor also defeated what former President who was then running with the Free Soil Party?
James K. Polk
Martin Van Buren
Andrew Jackson
James Monroe

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Zachary Taylor helped craft the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty which maintained peaceful coexistence between the U.S. and what other nation?
The U.K.
China
France
Spain

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For how many months total was Zachary Taylor President of the United States?
10
16
19
23

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What was the name of Zachary Taylor's Vice President and successor to the presidency?
Millard Flilmore
James Buchanan
Rutherford B. Hayes
William McKinley

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