Saturday, August 4, 2012

#13 Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

The thirteenth president of the United States: Millard Fillmore.

Fillmore was president in the 50s so the issue of the slavery was ubiquitous.  During Fillmore's presidency slavery was abolished in the District of Columbia, but the Fugitive Slave Act was also passed, which more than cancelled out the advantages of abolishing slavery in D.C.

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