Zachary Taylor: A Resource Guide
Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's
Library provides the following stories related to Zachary
Jump Back in Time: The Battle of Buena Vista, February
Jump Back in Time: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Was
Signed In Mexico City, February 2, 1848
This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search
this collection to find newspaper
articles that reference Zachary Taylor from this time
A selection of articles related to Taylor includes:
- "Whig Nominations," Burlington Free Press. (Burlington, Vt.), June 16, 1848.
- "General Zachary Taylor Elected! The Grand Result," Glasgow Weekly Times. (Glasgow, Mo.), November 16, 1848.
- "Death of the President," New-York Daily Tribune. (New-York, N.Y.), July 12, 1850.
- "Death of Pres. Taylor!" Lewisburg Chronicle. (Lewisburg, Pa.), July 17, 1850.
Treasures of the Library of Congress
This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects
of American history and culture. Objects displayed are
organized according to the three categories that Thomas
Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination.
The exhibition includes a satirical
Zachary Taylor's attempts to deal with the question of
slavery in 1850.
Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the
Collections of the Library of Congress
Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this
online exhibition, including documents and images related
Taylor's inauguration in 1849.
Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online
A finding aid for the Zachary Taylor papers in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
& Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Taylor,
Zachary, 1784 1850 to find digital images related
to Taylor such as prints, photographs, and political
all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Zachary
locate additional images.
The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more
than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864, including
two photographs of Zachary
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including Taylor's
birthplace in Orange County, Virginia, and the Zachary
Taylor House, also known as "Springfield,"
Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress
This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Zachary Taylor.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in Mexico City
on February 2, 1848, ending the Mexican War and extending
the boundaries of the United States west to the Pacific Ocean.
United States General Zachary Taylor was victorious over
Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in the Battle
of Buena Vista on February 23, 1847. Santa Anna's loss at
Buena Vista, coupled with his defeat by General Winfield
Scott at the Battle of Cerro Gordo in April of that year,
secured U.S. victory in the Mexican American War.
On May 8, 1846, General Zachary Taylor defeated a detachment
of the Mexican army in a two-day battle at Palo Alto and
Resaca de la Palma.
On May 21, 1796, attorney and statesman Reverdy Johnson
was born in Annapolis, Maryland. Johnson represented Maryland,
a slaveholding state south of the Mason-Dixon line as a Whig,
in the U.S. Senate from 1845-49 and again following the Civil
War as a Democrat from 1863-68. Under President Zachary Taylor,
he served as attorney general from 1849 until Taylor's death
Digital Reference Section Web Guides
Documents in American History
This site offers a list of some of the most important
documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each
document has a page with background information, links
to digital material associated with the documents, and
bibliographies for both adult and young readers. Documents
related to Zachary Taylor include the Treaty
of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Compromise