This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Martin Van Buren & a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 30 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Martin Van Buren was an American politician who served as the 8th President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including 8th Vice President and Secretary of State, both under Andrew Jackson.
Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the economic chaos of the Panic of 1837 and with the surging Whig Party led to his defeat in the 1840 election. After 1848, Van Buren retreated into a long retirement at his Kinderhook estate, Lindenwald, watching as the slavery issue proceeded to tear the country apart during the 1850s.
By 1852, he had returned to the Democratic Party, but continued to argue against its pro-southern faction and to support more moderate Democrats such as Stephen Douglas. After completing his own autobiography, which provided valuable insight into the political history of the era, Van Buren died in July 1862, barely a year after the Civil War broke out.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #8 - Martin Van Buren and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
Early Life & Marriage
Early Political Life
Van Buren & Jackson
Elected President: 1836
Panic of 1837
Loss of the White House
End of Presentation
The election of 1836 was largely a referendum on Andrew Jackson, but it also helped shape what is known as the second party system. The Democrats nominated Vice President Martin Van Buren to lead the ticket. His running mate, Col. Richard M. Johnson, claimed to have killed Indian chief Tecumseh. Johnson was controversial because he lived openly with a black woman.
Aware that Van Buren’s problems gave them a good chance for victory, the Whigs rejected the candidacy of Henry Clay, their most prominent leader, because of his support for the unpopular Second Bank of the United States. Stealing a page from the Democratic emphasis on Andrew Jackson’s military exploits, they chose William Henry Harrison, a hero of early Indian wars and the War of 1812.
The Whig vice-presidential nominee was John Tyler, a onetime Democrat who had broken with Jackson over his veto of the bill re-chartering the Second Bank.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1836 & 1840 - Van Buren-Harrison and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1836
Referendum on Jackson
Van Buren Wins
Election of 1840
2nd Bank of the US
Election of 1840: Issues
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.