The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Millard Fillmore, beginning with his childhood in Cayuga County, New York. Information about Fillmore's early career as a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years in New York as a representative of the Buffalo Board of Trade, the first chancellor of the University of Buffalo, founder and president of the Buffalo Historical Society, and founder of the Buffalo Club is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Fillmore's political career as a New York legislator, a U.S. congressman, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, New York state comptroller, and vice president. Finally, students will explore key events from Whig president Fillmore's administration, including the Compromise of 1850, which included the Fugitive Slave Act. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.