Martin van Buren

Martin van Buren was the nation's eighth president and Andrew Jackson's vice-president. He was also the first president to suffer through a recession.


White House Biography
Start with the basics, from the official site of the White House, home of the President.

Martin van Buren
Another solid biography, including primary sources

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

Seven Presidential Facts about Martin van Buren
How many did you know?

Martin van Buren and the Amistad Event
His role in the slave revolt and Supreme Court case

National Historic Site
Read all about Kinderhook, Martin van Buren's home and national historic site.

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