This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidents - #8 - Martin Van Buren - Summary. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it 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.
The presentation 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
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