Martin Van Buren

Questions about Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States.

Martin Van Buren

Who was the eighth President of the United States?

Martin Van Buren (1782 - 1862) was the 8th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1837 to March 4, 1841. Before his presidency, he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson.

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How was new yorker Martin van Buren left to clean up Jackson's messes?

Van Buren was Secretary of State and Vice-president under Jackson. Jackson picked him to be his successor as president and he was elected.

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Where can you find out the value of a Martin van Buren land grant?

Most land Grants were "proxy signed" meaning that usually they were signed by an assistant or designated secretary or authorized person. On very rare occasions did the President of United States personally sign a land grant as there were tens of thousands grants awarded for various reasons, many being early soldiers that served in the military and early settlers in undeveloped lands.

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Which president was raised in poverty by his mother between Buren Jackson or Clay?

Jackson is the correct choice.

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Who did Martin van Buren run against?

William H. Harrison, Hugh L. White, and Daniel Webster in 1836.

William Henry Harrison in 1840.

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Who was martin van buren's father?

Abraham.

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What is Martin van Buren's favorite book?

History did not record any favorite books.

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Who were Martin Van Buren's siblings?

Martin Van Buren had two older sisters and two younger brothers, who were:

  • Derike (sister) (1777- Oct. 18,1865)) married Barent Hoes
  • Hannah ,aka Jannetje (1780- ?)
  • >>>> Martin (Dec 5, 1782- July 24,1862)
  • Lawrence (1786- July 1,1868)
  • Abraham (1788- 1836)

He also had a half-brother, James Van Alen (1776-1870) who was lawyer, state assembly member and US Congressmam from his mother's first marriage to Johannes VanAllen and a half-sister, Marytje VanAlen (Aug. 1768- 1829)

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What is the value of a Martin Van Buren one dollar coin?

$1.00 is what the Martin van Buren coin is worth but may not be worth face value according to coin experts and god we trust located on the side of the coin (not the top or bottom) will be moved to the top of the coin in 2009

More As of 01/2011 the coin is still only worth $1. Except among religious conservatives, the location of the motto (In God We Trust, not "And" God We Trust) was a non-issue and has no effect on its value.

To correct terminology, the sides of a coin are technically the obverse and reverse, or more commonly simply front and back. "top" and "bottom" refer to orientations of the design on each side.

And of course, the coin isn't really gold, just gold-colored brass. The dates 1837-1841 are the years van Buren served as president. The coin's minting date is 2008 and appears on the edge along with the mint mark and mottoes.

Unless it's a Proof coin it's just a dollar. If you got it from a bank or in change, spend it.

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What were Martin van Burens parents jobs?

His parents kept a tavern, offering lodging, food and drink to travellers.

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Who were Martin Van Buren's children?

The Van Burens had four sons who were

Abraham Van Buren (November 27, 1807 - March 15, 1873) Army officer , married Angelica Singleton in 1838 - 2 sons, one daughter

John Van Buren February 18, 1810 - October 13, 1866) lawyer and politician , married Elizabeth Vanderpoel in 1845- one daughter

Martin Van Buren Jr. (Dec. 20, 1812- Mar. 19, 1845) died in France

Smith Thompson Van Buren (Jan 16,1817- 1876) married Ellen King.

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When was Martin Van Buren the President of the United States?

Van Buren was elected in 1836 , took office on March 4, 1837 serving to March 4 1841 for one term of 4 years until he was replaced by William Henry Harrison.

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What did Martin van Buren do as president?

Key events of Van Buren administation.

  • Panic of 1837. VanBuren blamed the bank for making unsound loans. Pushed through the Independent Treasury Act which established sub-treasuries to hold federal funds instead of putting them into bank.
  • Caroline Affair. Faced with rebellion in Canada and US sympathy for it, the British seized the USS Caroline in US waters and destroyed it, killing one American. Van Buren protested but did ask for retaliation.
  • Aroostook War. Dispute over the border betwen Maine and New Brunswick.After some saber-rattling, Van Buren settled the matter peacefully.
  • Texas question - Texas asked for statehood in 1836. VanBuren opposed it, fearing it would stir up debate about slavery and balance between slave and free states.
  • Second Seminole War continued - provoked by Jackson's Indian removal policy which Van Buren continued.
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How did Martin Van Buren Die?

6/24/1862

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What helped cause the nation's depression during the Van Buren presidency?

The panic of 1837

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How tall was Martin Van Buren?

Martin Van Buren was 5 ft 6 in

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What was Martin van Buren's favorite music?

rock

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What made Martin van Buren so famous?

He was the 8th president of the US.

Politically, he is known for The Panic of 1837 (earned him the nickname Martin Van Ruin), The Trail of Tears, Amistad, Petticoat (Eaton) Affair, The Caroline Affair, 1840 Independent Treasury Act, Aroostook War, blocked the annexation of Texas...

He was the first President that was not of British descent, the first who was born an American Citizen, the first president that did not speak English as a first language (he was Dutch)

Also, because of him we have the term "Ok"

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What are the personal traits of Martin Van Buren?

a list of traits and characteristics for Martin Van Buren?

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What number president was Martin van Buren?

Martin was the eighth president of U.S.
He was number eight.

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Who is Steven Van Buren?

Steve Van Buren is a pro football Hall of Famer who was a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles between 1944-1951. He is best known for his performances in the NFL Championship games in 1948 and 1949, both of which the Eagles won. In the 1948 Championship game, Van Buren scored the only TD as the Eagles defeated the Chicago Cardinals, 7-0, in a driving snow storm. In the 1949 NFL Championship game, Van Buren ran for a then record 196 yards as the Eagles defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 14-0. At the time of his retirement in 1952, he held the NFL career records for yards rushing (5,860) and rushing TDs (69).

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What is Martin van Buren's favorite food?

Broccoli

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Who did martin van buren defeat in the election of 1836?

There were four other candidates in the election of 1836 that Martin Van Buren defeated. He defeated Whig candidates William Henry Harrison, Hugh L. White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum.

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What are Physical traits of Martin van Buren?

He was 5 feet six inches tall, rather sturdily built with blue eyes and sandy curly hair. When he was president he had long side-whiskers.

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Did Martin van Buren sign the Indian Removal Act?

No he did not. I am pretty sure he enforced it but did not sign it. He did make the 15,00 indian removal after jackson left

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