Martin van buren

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  • Dads life

    Dads life
    Abraham Van Buren was an American businessman, militia officer and government official.
  • Moms life

    Moms life
    Maria Hoes Van Buren were of pure Dutch extraction. They lived in Kinderhook, New York, a town near Albany that was populated largely by others of similar descent. The Van Burens were a struggling family with six children in the household, Martin being the fourth oldest. His mother had been widowed with three children before marrying his father. Not rich by any means
  • Vice President Information

    Vice President Information
    Johnson. Richard M. Johnson, in full Richard Mentor Johnson, (born October 17, 1780, near Louisville, Virginia [now in Kentucky], U.S.—died November 19, 1850, Frankfort, Kentucky), ninth vice president of the United States (1837–41) in the Democratic administration of President Martin Van Buren.
  • Martin Van Buren's Birth

    Martin Van Buren's Birth
    Martin Van Buren, born December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York, U.S. eighth president of the United States. He was known as the “Little Magician” to his friends (and the “Sly Fox” to his enemies) in recognition of his reputed cunning and skill as a politician.
  • Wife

    Hannah Hoes Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.
  • The end of the Aroostoock war

    The end of the Aroostoock war
    To end the Aroostoock war they have to sign a treaty between the U.S. and Canada. Martin sends General Winfield Scott to calm the matters before working to getting the treaty sighed. Lumberjacks in Maine and New Brunswick had moved to the border and discharged on the ownership of trees in Aroostoock Vally. The argues came from the boundary determination in the 1783 Treaty of Paris .
  • Apprentice

    In 1796 he was apprenticed to the lawyer Francis Silvester, and at age 15 he participated in his first court case, which he won.
  • Law

    He studied law and was admitted to the New York bar in 1803.
  • Opened practice

    Opened practice
    Van Buren returned to Kinderhook, where he opened a practice to be a lawyer with his half-brother James Van Alen in 1803.
  • Marrige

    In Kinderhook, N.Y. in February 21, 1807 to Hannah Hoes Van Buren.
  • Child number 1

    Child number 1
    Martin Van Buren 1st child was born on November 27, 1807 in Kinderhook N.Y. and died March 15, 1873. Was named after Martin Van Burens dad..
  • Child number 2

    Child number 2
    John Van Buren the second child was born February 18, 1810 in Hudson N.Y. and died October 13, 1866.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Van Buren subscribed to the political theories of Thomas Jefferson, who had favored states’ rights over a strong federal government. From 1812 to 1820.
  • Child number 3

    Child number 3
    Martin Van Buren Jr was born December 20, 1812 and died in March 19, 1855
  • Child number 4

    Child number 4
    Windfield Scott Van Buren was born 1814-1814. He died at child birth
  • Attorney General

    Attorney General
    From 1816 to 1819, he was attorney general of New York
  • Child Number 5

    Child Number 5
    Smith Thompson Van Buren political aide to his father; later edited the Van Buren papers. His second wife was a niece of Washington Irving. He was born 1817 and died 1876.
  • U.S. senate

    U.S. senate
    Van Buren next won election to the United States Senate, serving from 1821 to 1828
  • Achievments

    Unlike the seven men who preceded him in the White House, Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States and not a British subject. He rose quickly in New York politics, winning a U.S. Senate seat in 1821 and presiding over a sophisticated state political organization.
  • Creation of the democratic party

    Creation of the democratic party
    After John Quincy Adams won a contentious election in 1824, Van Buren led the opposition to his administration in the Senate and helped form a coalition of Jeffersonian Republicans that backed Andrew Jackson in the 1828 election. This coalition soon emerged as a new political entity, the Democratic Party.
  • Governor of New York

    Governor of New York
    Van Buren was then elected governor of New York, serving only from January through March 1829, before President Andrew Jackson tapped him to become secretary of state. Van Buren resigned from that post in 1831 amid cabinet infighting and was appointed minister plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom of Great Britain. He was recalled to the United States in 1832 when the Senate rejected his nomination and dispatch.
  • Minister of Britain

    Minister of Britain
    Martin Van Buren left the Senate in 1828 and ran successfully for governor of New York, but he gave up that post after Jackson defeated Adams and made Van Buren his secretary of state. Though he resigned as part of a cabinet reorganization in 1831, Van Buren became minister to Britain
  • Vice President

    Vice President
    Martin Van Buren was a vice president to 1833-1837 to Andrew Jackson.
  • The panic of 1837

    The panic of 1837
    The Panic of 1837 started in N.Y. when banks got red of payment of money/coins. Then the collapse of the credit facility, banks could not get money in gold and silver. To add to the problem, a depression in England caused the prices of cotton to drop and now making the economy that struggles from additional debts and unemployment worse.
  • Elected

    Martin Van Buren was elected on March 4, 1837
  • Amistad

    In June, several recently-kidnapped Africans took control of La Amistad leading to a trial that highlighted the personal tragedies of slavery.
  • Popularity Lost

    Popularity Lost
    Van Buren’s popularity was further eroded by the long and costly war with the Seminole Indians in Florida (the second of the Seminole Wars) and by his failure to support the proposed annexation of the newly independent state of Texas; Texas would have been admitted as a slave state, and Van Buren wanted to avoid any sectional conflicts that would further divide the country over the issue. He got the nickname Martin Van Ruin
  • Date when Martin left office

    Date when Martin left office
    Martin Van Buren was inaugurated as President of the United States, and left on March 4, 1841.
  • Failed Nomination

    Failed Nomination
    In 1844, Van Buren tried and failed to gain the Democratic presidential nomination. His refusal to endorse the annexation of Texas led southern delegations to favor James K. Polk, who campaigned for the annexation of both Texas and Oregon. Antislavery Democrats known as “Barnburners”
  • Death

    He died in Kinderhook, N.Y. of a hart disease, asthma at the age 79. He was buried in Kinderhoook Commentary, in Kinderhook, N.Y.