A little bit about Lincoln, and his advocacy and defense of Zachary Taylor, a president who preceded him by three Presidents, all of them ineffective. Zachary Taylor would get barely over a year in office, but his stance on brewing civil war would nonetheless prove that Lincoln was right to endorse him as a Whig lawyer in Illinois. A little bit about Lincoln’s law practice as well. Lincoln was a ‘volume’ lawyer and mostly a collections lawyer. Who dabbled in politics at the same time.