Millard Fillmore was born in New York on January 7, 1800. Fillmore began his political career in the anti-Masonic party, but switched to the Whig Party through his association with Henry Clay. He became vice president under President Zachary Taylor, assuming the presidency after Taylor's death in 1850.Mar 28, 2016
The legacy of It is often said that the best compromise is the type that pleases none of the compromises. By the end of his presidency, Millard Fillmore knew this all too well. By championing the Compromise of 1850, he can be credited for keeping America from civil war for more than a decade.
1:Fillmore was one of five “accidental” presidents.
2:Fillmore rose up out of extreme poverty.
3:Fillmore attempted to reduce tensions between the North and South.