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SummaryEdit

8th U.S. President, took office after Andrew Jackson.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Who was he?

8th U.S. President that took after Andrew Jackson in 1837 and was in office till 1841. He had served as Andrew Jacksons vice president earlier.

What did he do?

He was a key figure who helped Jackson build his organizational structure for Jacksonian Democracy, however when he was president, his administration was seen as the cause of the Panic of 1837. He also had to carry out Andrew Jackson's Coinage Act.

ImportanceEdit

He was indecisive on issues related to slavery and made no contribution toward resolving that problem. He was also blamed for Panic of 1837 (economic crisis).

Additional InformationEdit

" Van Buren can be considered an average president. While his time in office was not marked by many "major" events, the Panic of 1837 ultimately led to the creation of an Independent Treasury. His stance helped avoid open conflict with Canada. Further, his decision to maintain sectional balance delayed admitting Texas to the Union until 1845.Van Buren can be considered an average president. While his time in office was not marked by many "major" events, the Panic of 1837 ultimately led to the creation of an Independent Treasury. His stance helped avoid open conflict with Canada. Further, his decision to maintain sectional balance delayed admitting Texas to the Union until 1845. " About.com

He was president during the Aroostook War

Andrew Jackson sided with Martin van Buren in the Peggy Eaton Affair.

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