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    Steven Ferry
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A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the president's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as President of the United States. The troubled one-term presidency of Martin Van Buren. com User, October 23, 2003.

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the president's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as President of the United States. Includes a time line and glossary. Martin Van Buren's political fortunes are certainly tied to his support of Andrew Jackson. Van Buren managed Jackson's 1828 presidential campaign and although he was elected governor of New York that same year he only served 71 days before "Old Hickory" named him secretary of state.

Martin Van Buren book. Not many people remember Martin Van Buren among the list of Presidents

Martin Van Buren book. Not many people remember Martin Van Buren among the list of Presidents. Van Buren grew up in a Dutch-speaking household in the Kinderhook area near the Hudson River, New York. Little Mat", as he was called was not a large man.

Finding Books by and about Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren: Our Eighth President. Mankato, MN: Child's World, 2009. The Library of Congress online catalog has approximately fourteen subject headings for books related to Martin Van Buren. LC Call Number: E387.

Martin Van Buren's Career Before the Presidency: Van Buren became a lawyer in 1803. Van Buren can be considered an average president. While his time in office was not marked by many "major" events, the Panic of 1837 ultimately led to the creation of an independent Treasury. In 1812, he was elected a New York State Senator. His stance helped avoid open conflict with Canada.

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Martin Van Buren was an American politician who served as the eighth President of the United States (1837–41). A member of the Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including eighth Vice President and tenth Secretary of State, both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the deep economic depression following the Panic of 1837 and with the surging Whig Party led to his defeat in the 1840 election. Your opinion matters.

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A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: George Washington to James K. Polk. Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson. Martin Van Buren - Steven Ferry.

Today we are talking about Martin Van Buren. The depression was not Van Buren’s only problem. Learning English Word Book. Terms of Use and Privacy Notice. He was sworn in as the eighth president of the United States in 1837. Van Buren had already been working for the White House for several years. He had been the secretary of state for President Andrew Jackson, and later his vice president. This 1832 political cartoon shows Jackson carrying Van Buren into office.

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed "Old Kinderhook", was the eighth President of the United States of America

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed "Old Kinderhook", was the eighth President of the United States of America. He was the first President born after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the first not of British descent, and the only .

Discusses the early life, family, political career, and contributions of the eighth president of the United States.

Butius
I assume it was my fault and that I didn't read the description carefully enough, but this is a children's book. I have donated it to the library.
Ballalune
Thought I was getting a thorough bio on the man, the times, and how he came to power. Wish I could return it and correct my order mistake
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Concise account of the eighth President of the United States. Not many people remember Martin Van Buren among the list of Presidents. Van Buren grew up in a Dutch-speaking household in the Kinderhook area near the Hudson River, New York. "Little Mat", as he was called was not a large man. He barely topped five feet, six inches in height, but fathered six children. He adored opera and plays.

Van Buren shrewdly allowed others to voice their political views, while he listened attentively. He was one of the founders of the Democratic party and was a strong influence in the government of New York, as well. He was opposed to slavery and stood by his principles to the end, even though his opinions made him less popular.
Ddilonyne
Martin Van Buren's political fortunes are certainly tied to his support of Andrew Jackson. Van Buren managed Jackson's 1828 presidential campaign and although he was elected governor of New York that same year he only served 71 days before "Old Hickory" named him secretary of state. Jackson also appointed Van Buren minister to Great Britain and eventually made him his running mate in the 1832 election. Consequently, when Jackson declined to run for a third term it was Van Buren that he supported as the Democratic nominee. However, Steven Ferry sets the stage for Van Buren's troubled presidency by establishing in the start of this juvenile biography that in terms of political philosophy the 8th President of the United States was raised on the principles of Thomas Jefferson, primarily in placing power in the hands of the citizens and in limiting the powers of the Federal government.
This volume in the Our Presidents series does a nice job of characterizing each stage in Van Buren's life and political career, starting with his early years as The Young Politician. Ferry then develops his rise in Democratic-Republican politics as The Red Fox of Kinderhook, showing him to be a shrewd but principled politician (there is a choice political cartoon showing Van Buren as an opossum who carries other politicians in his pouch). This second chapter covers a lot of ground, from being elected to the New York state senate in 1820 to being elected president in 1836.
This allows Ferry to devote the last two chapters of this juvenile biography to Van Buren's term in the White House and his rather interesting career after leaving office. Ferry presents President Van Buren as The Careful Dutchman, who never made quick decisions but whose careful approach to leadership proved detrimental when the nation entered a depression. This book does a better job of covering the key issues and problems of Van Buren's term in the White House than it does his early political career. The final chapter, Standing Firm, covers his failed re-election bid and his 1848 campaign for the Free Soil Party, which opposed slavery.
As is the case with these Our Presidents volumes, this look at Martin Van Buren has informative sidebars in each chapter about key topics such as the Peggy Eaton Affair and the Second Bank. The margins usually have Interesting Facts about the life and times of Van Buren and the back of the book has a Time Line and four pages of Glossary Terms. Illustrated with mostly historic pantings, etchings and political cartoons, the strength of this volume is the chapter covering Van Buren's trouble term in the White House. While not the most informative juvenile biography of Van Buren, it does provide young readers with the basics of his life and political career.