The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president’s term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Zachary Taylor, beginning with his childhood in Orange County, Virginia. Information about Taylor’s early career as a soldier is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Harrison’s military service during the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War of 1832, and the Mexican War. Finally, students will explore key events from Whig president Taylor’s administration, including the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty and the Compromise of 1850. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students’ fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.