10 Facts about Martin Van Buren

Post On: June 16, 2017
By: Agustina

Facts about Martin Van Buren tell the readers about an American politician. In 1837 until 1841, he became the eighth president of United States. He was born on 5th December 1782 and died on 24th July 1862. He had senior roles in the Democratic Party. In 1833 until 1837, he became the eighth vice president of United States.  In 1829 until 1831, he served as the 10th Secretary of State. Both roles were under the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Let us get other interesting facts about Martin Van Buren below:

Facts about Martin Van Buren 1: the presidency

Van Buren promised to use the policies of Andrew Jackson after he appeared as the winner in the presidential election.

Facts about Martin Van Buren 2: the defeat

During the 1840, he failed to become the president in the general election because of his inability to cope with the Panic of 1837 and strong political opposition from Whig Party.

Facts about Martin Van Buren

Facts about Martin Van Buren

Facts about Martin Van Buren 3: the political parties

Van Buren contributed to the development of a new system of political parties. Albany Regency was founded by Van Buren. The American politics was dominated by the modern Democratic Party where Van Buren contributed to its renewal.

Facts about Martin Van Buren 4: the political career

He started the political career at the local level before he reached the state level. People recognized him due to his achievement as a lawyer and political organizer.

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Facts about Martin Van Buren 5: the Senate

In 1821, he won the election in the New York State Legislature as a senate.

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren

Facts about Martin Van Buren 6: the role in 1824 election

During the 1824 election, Van Buren gave his support for William H. Crawford for his candidacy as a president. However, he gave the support to Andrew Jackson in 1828.

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Facts about Martin Van Buren 7: Secretary of State

Van Buren decided to become the Secretary of State after letting go his position as a Governor of New York.

Facts about Martin Van Buren 8: the role of Van Buren

Van Buren had a role as the main advisor when Andrew Jackson served as the president of United States for eight years.

Martin Van Buren Facts

Martin Van Buren Facts

Facts about Martin Van Buren 9: as a vice president

Van Buren became the vice president of United States after winning 1832 election after his candidacy, as an American minister to Britain was not granted by the Senate.

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Facts about Martin Van Buren 10: language

The first language spoken by Van Buren is not English, but Dutch. That is why he was the only president of United States who spoke English as the second language.

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