facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
By United Press International

Fearless dominance predictor of president

ATLANTA, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Fearless dominance associated with psychopathy may be an important predictor of U.S. presidential performance, U.S. researchers suggest.
'Lin-sanity' joins English language

'Lin-sanity' joins English language

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Texas-based Global Language Monitor said Lin-sanity, the excitement surrounding New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin, has entered the English language.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2005 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2004 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

Exhibit to honor lawyer presidents

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The American Bar Association said a new exhibit in the organization's Museum of Law in Chicago will honor presidents who were lawyers.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2003 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2002 with 26 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Bush and the dead presidents

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Which president does George W. Bush most resemble? During the 2000 campaign, Karl Rove, George W. Bush's political guru, compared his candidate to William McKinley. More recently, apparently, Rove has decided that his man, now president, is really Andrew
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Rudy and Mike -- Waiting for the Break

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- One of the oldest rules of politics is that it's very hard to keep a gap from opening between executives and their successors, even when the successor in questi
JAMES B. CHAPIN, National Political Analyst
Prev
Page 1 of 2
Wiki

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was 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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Martin Van Buren."
Most Popular
1
Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together
2
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
3
Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family
4
Navy SEAL who claims to be Bin Laden's shooter to reveal identity on Fox News Navy SEAL who claims to be Bin Laden's shooter to reveal identity on Fox News
5
Hawaii lava update: 100 feet from home, National Guard deployed Hawaii lava update: 100 feet from home, National Guard deployed
x
Feedback