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Should slavery be in western territories?
This debate raged on
as he took over
after Taylor died
Was the last Whig
later Know-Nothing
Wanted compromise

He'd do anything to save the Union
He thought a civil war, would be, uh, stupid

Self-educated in Finger Lakes country
Was a schoolteacher
later a lawyer
before the politics
In 1848
They would nominate
The moderate would moderate

He'd do anything to save the Union
He thought a civil war, would be, uh, stupid

Millard (Compromise of 1850)
Fillmore (Avoid war over slavery)

Went from rags to riches
His rise was unlikely
In his three years
he took a lot of heat
but he proved competent
Peacefully resolved
many disputes
with so many countries

Millard (Compromise of 1850)
Fillmore (Avoid war over slavery)

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1), track released February 21, 2011
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room Lawrence, Kansas

Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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