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  1. Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States (1837-1841), after serving as the eighth Vice President and the tenth Secretary of State, both under President Andrew Jackson. While...

  2. Apr 27, 2017 · Martin Van Buren was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York. He studied law and held various political positions before serving as U.S. senator, as secretary of state and as vice president.

  3. Feb 28, 2018 · Martin Van Buren was a political genius from New York, sometimes called "The Little Magician," whose greatest accomplishment may have been building the coalition that made Andrew Jackson president. Elected to the nation's highest office after Jackson's two terms, Van Buren faced a looming financial crisis and was generally unsuccessful as president.

  4. Feb 6, 2019 · Martin Van Buren was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York. He was elected the eighth president of the United States in 1836 and took office on March 4, 1837. There are 10 key facts that are important to consider when studying the life and presidency of Martin Van Buren, one of American history's interesting and colorful characters.

  5. Martin Van Buren spent a professional lifetime attempting to keep this country from splitting over the issue of enslavement. Nevertheless, the war he feared came to fruition. He laid on his death bed, knowing he would not live to learn the outcome. He passed away at his beloved Lindenwald on July 24, 1862 at the height of the American Civil War.

  6. Martin Van Buren, born on December 5, 1782, was the first American President not born a British subject. Van Buren's non-British ancestry (his parents were Dutch) would break one presidential mold, and his modest upbringing was preceded only by that of Andrew Jackson. Both of Van Buren's parents, Abraham and Maria, were of pure Dutch extraction.

  7. Today, Martin Van Buren is an obscure man, often little more than a footnote. In pre-Civil War America, however, it was impossible not to have an opinion of him. Van Buren was central to the creation of America's political parties, and to the largest crisis of his time, slavery.

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