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FC: President Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) 8th President by Jed Lasam
1: President Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) 8th President by Jed Lasam
2: The Whigs were too disorganized to present much of a challenge to the Democratic Party. Van Buren easily won the presidential election of 1836 as Jacksons succession.
3: Andrew Jackson appointed Van Buren as U.S. Minister to Great Britain in 1831 while the U.S. Congress was in recess. John Calhoun prevented Van Buren from being the minister.
4: With vice presidential candidate John Tyler, the Whigs ran William H. Harrison on the slogan "Tippacanoe and Tyler too" (to commemorate Harrison's victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1812) and defeated Van Buren in the election.
5: Calhoun's actions backfired which encouraged President Jackson to choose Van Buren to be his vice presidential running mate in 1832.
6: Martin Van Buren was a member of the Free Soil Party. He opposed the expansion of slavery and supported the Homestead act.
7: Van Buren was Andrew Jackson's successor. He played a major role in national politics and the establishment of Jacksonian democracy.