Martin Van Buren By Mr. Aubey’s 2nd Grade Intervention Class May, 2011 With the AWESOME help of Mrs. Viner!
Early Life Martin Van Buren didn’t finish high school. He supported the American Revolution.
Younger Martin He married his distant cousin, Hannah. They had four sons. His nickname was Little Mat.
Martin Van Buren as mayor.
Accomplishments He made good laws. He got to have four jobs – lawyer, Governor of New York, Secretary of State, and President. Martin was a good President and lawyer.
Accomplishments He was founder of two-party system In United States politics. He was founder of the party caucus.
Accomplishments Martin became a lawyer.
Accomplishments Martin was a governor of New York. He was Secretary of State for the United States.
Martin as President “For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it.”
Retirement “Van Buren spent some of his retirement time traveling in Europe and visiting the Dutch towns of his ancestors.”
Retirement After President Van Buren lost the election in 1843 to Zachary Taylor, he decided to retire from political life. Many of his accomplishments were soon forgotten, but everyone remembered that he was once the President of the United States.
Deathof Martin Van Buren March 19, 1855
We hope you learned more about Martin Van Buren The End
Credits • Bausum, Ann, Our Country’s Presidents. 2005, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. • Doak, Robin, Martin Van Buren. 2003, Compass Point Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Ellis, rafaela, martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States. 1989, Garrett Educational Corp., Ada, Oklahoma • Ferry, Steven, Martin Van Buren, 2002. The Child’s World, Inc., Chauhassen, Minnesota • Photos from Google.com • Music from Learn 360.