5 Things Everyone Should Know about Martin van Buren
  • He was the first President who was born an American citizen.
  • His parents were of Dutch descent.
  • His went to school in a one-room schoolhouse until he was 14.
  • His nickname was "Old Kinderhook," after the place where he lived.
Martin van Buren Biography

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  • He issued the Monroe Doctrine.
  • He presided over the "Era of Good Feelings."
  • He served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
  • He served as Secretary of State and Secretary of War at the same time.
  • He helped found the Democratic-Republican Party.


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