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John Tyler Timeline


Short Biography of President John Tyler
Lifespan: 1790 - 1862
Born on March 29, 1790 in Charles City County, Virginia
John Tyler died on January 18, 1862 in Richmond, Virginia
Tenth President of America - His term in office was from 1841 to 1845

Why was John Tyler famous?

John Tyler was famous as the tenth President of the United States of America and making Florida part of the union. He is also remembered for his approval of the annexation of Texas.

The next US President was James Knox Polk.
 

1790

 

Born on March 29, 1790 in Charles City County, Virginia an d was well educated at William and Mary College. John Tyler was the great-uncle of President Harry S Truman.

1813

 

John Tyler was married twice. His first wife was Letitia Christian with whom he had 8 children.

1811

 

Member of Virginia House of Delegates, 1811-16

1812

 

The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain

1814

 

Treaty of Fort Jackson ends Creek War

1813

 

John Tyler married Letitia Christian on March 29, 1813

1816

 

Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1816-21

1823

 

Virginia State Legislator, 1823-25

1825

 

Governor of Virginia, 1825-26

1827

 

United States Senator, 1827-36

1830

 

Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens

1832

 

Black Hawk War
Seminole War begins
Department of Indian Affairs established

1835

 

Texas War for Independence begins

1837

 

Battle of the Alamo

1838

 

1838-1839: The Trail of Tears

1841

 

Vice President, 1841 (under W. H. Harrison)

1842

 

The Second Seminole War ended (1842)

1842

 

Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Britain in 1842 resolving frictions in Anglo-American relations.

1844

 

John Tyler married his second wife, Julia Gardiner, on June 26, 1844

1845

 

John Tyler was the first president to have his veto overridden by Congress on March 3, 1845

1845

 

Florida admitted (1845)

1845

 

In 1845 U.S. annexes Texas by joint resolution of Congress (March 1st)

1846

 

Mexican-American War begins and ends in 1848

1848

 

Gold discovered in California
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War

1859

 

Harper's Ferry Raid

1860

 

Pony Express begins

1861

 

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.

1862

 

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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