President’s Day Group Project

Did you assume that since today is President’s Day and most schools are closed, that you wouldn’t learn anything new today? You shouldn’t assume. Thanks to Anne from Flour Box Bakery, you will not only learn something today, but you will LIKE it.

So go grab your brown paper bagged lunch, a notebook, and a sharp pencil. Then come back and prepare to learn.

Today’s lesson is about our 12th president. Zachary Taylor.

President's Day Cookies (Ellie's Bites)Zachary Taylor was our 12th president. He served from 1849-1850. Yes, he spent only 16 months in office before dying of gastroenteritis at the age of 65.

Taylor was one of four Whig Party presidents (the Whig Party preceded the Republican Party with similar values).

President's Day Cookie (Ellie's Bites)Before taking office Taylor served a 40 year career in the US Army. He served in the War of 1812, The Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, and the Mexican American War, earning him the nick name “Old Rough and Ready”.

I got most of my info from Wikipedia, but if you want to learn more about Zachary Taylor, you can read all about him here at Whitehouse.Gov .

The amazing Anne put together a collaboration including all 44 US Presidents. So your history lesson doesn’t stop here!


1) George Washington by Sarah of Sweet Surrender Cookie Co.,

2)  John Adams  by Nicole of Life’s a Batch

3)  Thomas Jefferson by Sarah of Songbird Sweets

4)  James Madison by Georganne of LilaLoa

5)  James Monroe by Anne of Flour Box Bakery

6)  John Quincy Adams by Liz of Arty McGoo

7)  Andrew Jackson by Tiffany of TheRedCooky

8) Martin Van Buren by Jill of Jill FCS – Funky Cookie Studio

9)  William Henry Harrison by Christina of Sweet C’s Bake Shop

10)  John Tyler by Kim of The Cookie Puzzle

11) James K. Polk  by Debbie of D&T Designs

12) Zachery Taylor by Stephanie of Ellies Bites

13) Millard Fillmore by Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee 

14) Franklin Pierce by Kris of So Cute Cookies

15)  James Buchanan by Lene of Not Your Everyday Cookie

16) Abraham Lincoln by Debbie of Sweet Creations by Debbie

17) Andrew Johnson by Liz of CookiesToGo

18) Ulysses S. Grant  by Rebekah of Love at First Bite

19) Rutherford B. Hayes  by Heather of Twins Plus One Goodies

20) James A. Garfield by Teresa of Sugar T’s Cookies

21)  Chester Arthur by Alyse of B.E. Sweet Treats

22) Grover Cleveland  by Kimberly of Barefoot N Baking

23)  Benjamin Harrison by Laurie of Cookie Bliss

24) Grover Cleveland  by Kimberly of Barefoot N Baking

25)  William McKinley by Susan of Sweet Williams Cookies

26)  Theodore Roosevelt by Heather of SugarNosh Treats

27) William Howard Taft by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe

28)  Woodrow Wilson by Cheryl of The Sugared Apron

29)  Warren G. Harding  by Shannon of Artfully Delicious Cookies

30) Calvin Coolidge by Stephanie of Ice My Biscuit

31)   Herbert Hover by Fumie of A+Kake sweets

32) Franklin D. Roosevelt by Christine of Chris’ Creative Confections

33)  Harry S Truman by Kim of Sugar Rush Custom Cookies

34)  Dwight Eisenhower  by Monica of Cookie Cowgirl

35)   John F. Kennedy by CeCe of The Tactical Bakery

36) Lyndon B. Johnson by Jennifer of One Kookie Cookie

37)  Richard Nixon by Jackie of iBakery

38)   Gerald Ford by Georgeanne of LilaLoa,

39)  Jimmy Carter by Jennifer of One Kookie Cookie

40)  Ronald Reagan by Melissa of The Baked Equation

41) George Bush Sr. by Penny of Lucky Penny Cookies

42)  Bill Clinton by Laurie of Cookie Bliss

43)  George W. Bush by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe

44)  Barack Obama by Teresa of Sugar T’s Cookies

There are lots more pictures on Anne’s page Flour Box Bakery, so check those out and enjoy your American History Lesson!


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