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Martin Van Buren Timeline


Short Biography of President Martin Van Buren
Lifespan: 1782 - 1862
Born on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York
Martin Van Buren died on July 24, 1862 in New York
Eighth President of America - His term in office was from 1837 to 184

Why was Martin Van Buren famous?
Martin Van Buren was famous as the eighth President of the United States of America whose presidency was dogged by an economic depression that led to bank failures and food riots known as the "Panic of 1837."

The next US President was William Harrison.
 

1782

 

Born on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York

1807

 

Martin Van Buren married Hannah Hoes, who was his childhood sweetheart, on February 21, 1807. Martin Van Buren and his wife Hannah had 4 children.

1812

 

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

1817 - 1818

 

The First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812.

1823

 

James Monroe implemented the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 which declared against foreign colonization or intervention in the Americas.

1813-15

 

New York State Senator, 1813-15

1815-19

 

New York Attorney-General, 1815-19

1821-29

 

United States Senator, 1821-29

1829

 

Governor of New York, 1829

1829-1831

 

Secretary of State, 1829-1831 (under Jackson)

1831

 

Minister to England, 1831

1833-1837

 

Vice President, 1833-1837 (under Jackson)

1835 - 1836

 

The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) which included the famous Battle of the Alamo. Texas settlers from the United States to join the Texan Army which defeated the Mexican Army

1837

 

He became the 8th President of America in 1837 and served for 4 years until 1841

1837

 

Bank failures and food riots known as the "Panic of 1837."

1838

 

More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians were forced to march from Georgia to Oklahoma Indian Territory. Approximately 4,000 died from starvation and disease along the “Trail of Tears.

1846

 

Mexican-American War begins and ends in 1848
Texas admission to the US
Oregon Treaty signed

1847

 

Treaty of Cahuenga ends Mexican-American War

1859

 

Oregon admission to the US
Harper's Ferry Raid

1860

 

Pony Express begins

1862

 

Martin Van Buren died of asthmatic suffocation on July 24, 1862 in New York

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