Member of Virginia House of Delegates, 1811-16
The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain
Treaty of Fort Jackson ends Creek War
John Tyler married Letitia Christian on March 29, 1813
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1816-21
Virginia State Legislator, 1823-25
Governor of Virginia, 1825-26
United States Senator, 1827-36
Indian Removal Act
Black Hawk War
Texas War for Independence begins
Battle of the Alamo
1838-1839: The Trail of Tears
Vice President, 1841 (under W. H. Harrison)
The Second Seminole War ended (1842)
Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Britain in 1842 resolving frictions in Anglo-American relations.
John Tyler married his second wife, Julia Gardiner, on June 26, 1844
John Tyler was the first president to have his veto overridden by Congress on March 3, 1845
Florida admitted (1845)
In 1845 U.S. annexes Texas by joint resolution of Congress (March 1st)
Mexican-American War begins and ends in 1848
Gold discovered in California
Harper's Ferry Raid
Pony Express begins
The American Civil War, also called the War between the States, was waged from April 1861 until April 1865 and led by Abraham Lincoln.John Tyler joined the Confederacy when the Civil War started. The four year war was between the federal government of the United States and 11 Southern states that asserted their right to secede (withdraw) from the Union.
1861 - 1862
Member of Confederate States Congress, 1861-62. John Tyler had lived in retirement until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 when he returned to Washington as chairman of a peace convention.
John Tyler died during the Civil War of a bilious fever & respiratory failure. He died on January 18, 1862 in his rooms at the Exchange Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. He was buried on January 21, 1862, in Hollywood Cemetery.
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