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Zachary Taylor(12 Photos)
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James K. Polk(11 Photos)
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Zachary Taylor's Presidency
Zachary Taylor's PresidencyVideo Clip (3:39)
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Who was Zachary Taylor besides 12th U.S. President? Uncover his military career, political beliefs and surprising role in the expansion of slavery.
Deconstructing History: Alamo
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It has become the site and symbol of the battle for Texan independence, but there is much more to the story. Find out why Americans will always remember the Alamo.
The AlamoVideo Clip (2:37)
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Find out why the battle of the Alamo still captures the imaginations of Americans after more than two centuries.
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On May 8, 1846, before the United States formally declared war on Mexico, General Zachary Taylor defeated a superior Mexican force in the Battle of Palo Alto north of the Rio Grande River.Go
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