Martin Abrahamsen Van Buren (1782 - 1862) MP

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Nicknames: "President /Van Buren/"
Birthplace: Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, United States
Cause of death: asthmatic suffocation
Occupation: 8th President of the United States, 8th President of the US (1837-1841); 8th Vice President of the US (1833-1837); 10th US Sect. of State (1829-1831); 9th Governor of New York (1829-1829); US Senator from New York (1821-1828)
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About Martin Abrahamsen Van Buren

Fue el octavo Presidente de los Estados Unidos

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The eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency, he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president who was not of British (i.e. English, Welsh, Scottish) or Irish descent - his ancestry was Dutch. He was the first president to be born an American citizen (his predecessors were born before the revolution); he is also the only president not to have spoken English as a first language, having grown up speaking Dutch. He was also the first President from New York.

Van Buren was the third president to serve only one term, after John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. He also was one of the central figures in developing modern political organizations. As Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State and then Vice President, he was a key figure in building the organizational structure for Jacksonian democracy, particularly in New York State. However, as a President, his administration was largely characterized by the economic hardship of his time, the Panic of 1837. Between the bloodless Aroostook War and the Caroline Affair, relations with Britain and its colonies in Canada also proved to be strained. Whether or not these were directly his fault, Van Buren was voted out of office after four years, with a close popular vote but a rout in the electoral vote. In 1848 he ran for president on a third party ticket, the Free Soil Party.

Martin Van Buren is one of only two people, the other being Thomas Jefferson, to serve as Secretary of State, Vice-President, and President. -------------------- Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States, serving from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency, he was the eighth Vice President (1833–1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson (1829-1831). He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president not of British descent—his family was Dutch. He was the first president to be born an American citizen, his predecessors having been born British subjects before the American Revolution. He is also the only president not to have spoken English as his first language, having grown up speaking Dutch. Moreover, he was the first president from New York.

Van Buren was the third president to serve only one term, after John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. He also was one of the central figures in developing modern political organizations. As Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State and then Vice President, he was a key figure in building the organizational structure for Jacksonian democracy, particularly in New York State. However, as a president, his administration was largely characterized by the economic hardship of his time, the Panic of 1837. Between the bloodless Aroostook War and the Caroline Affair, relations with Britain and its colonies in Canada also proved to be strained. Whether or not these were directly his fault, Van Buren was voted out of office after four years, with a close popular vote but a rout in the electoral vote. In 1848, he ran for president on a third-party ticket, the Free Soil Party.

Martin Van Buren is one of only two people, the other being Thomas Jefferson, to serve as Secretary of State, Vice President and President.

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Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the USA's Timeline

1782
December 5, 1782
Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, United States
December 15, 1782
Columbia County, New York, United States
December 15, 1782
Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, NY
1807
February 21, 1807
Age 24
Catskill, Greene County, New York
November 27, 1807
Age 24
Kinderhook, NY
1810
February 10, 1810
Age 27
Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States
1812
December 20, 1812
Age 30
Kinderhook, NY
1814
1814
Age 31
Kinderhook, NY
1815
February 17, 1815
- July 8, 1819
Age 32
United States
1817
January 16, 1817
Age 34
Kinderhook, NY