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