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US History - Millard Fillmore

The 13th President of the U.S. was Millard Fillmore was the last Whig to become a U.S. president. He assumed presidency after President Zachary Taylor’s death, since he was vice president. During his presidency he supported keeping slavery out of lands acquired from the Mexican-American War as a means to appease Southerners. He also supported and signed the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act. He was born on January 07, 1800 in Moravia and died on March 08, 1874.