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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.



Born on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York



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.



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.



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



New York State Senator, 1813-15



New York Attorney-General, 1815-19



United States Senator, 1821-29



Governor of New York, 1829



Secretary of State, 1829-1831 (under Jackson)



Minister to England, 1831



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



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



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



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.



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



Treaty of Cahuenga ends Mexican-American War



Oregon admission to the US
Harper's Ferry Raid



Pony Express begins



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

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