(1800 - 1874 )
Who was Millard Fillmore ?
Millard Fillmore was born in New York in a log cabin and worked on his father's farm. He worked for a short time as apprentice to a cloth dresser, then became a lawyer. Fillmore was elected to the House of Representatives, and in 1848, became Vice President.
When Fillmore became President, it was quickly clear that he would favor compromises as the resolution to problems. He favored the Compromise of 1850, which with the help fo Senator Steven A. Douglas was passed in separate bills. Fillmore's efforts towards apeasing political parties and sectional differences helped to postpone the Civil War.
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