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Dec 05, 1782
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Jul 24, 1862

Martin Van Buren (DutchMaarten Van Buren; December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was theeighth President of the United States (1837–1841). Before his presidency, he was the eighthVice President (1833–1837) and the tenth Secretary of State, under Andrew Jackson (1829–1831).

He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president not of British descent—his family was Dutch. He was the first president to be born an American citizen,[2] his predecessors having been born British subjectsbefore the American Revolution. He is also the only president not to have spoken English as his first language, having grown up speaking Dutch,[3] and the first president from New York.

As Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State and then Vice President, he was a key figure in building the organizational structure for Jacksonian democracy, particularly in New York State. As president, he did not want the United States to annex Texas, an act which John Tyler would achieve eight years after Van Buren's initial rejection. Between the bloodless Aroostook Warand the Caroline Affair, relations with Britain and its colonies in Canada also proved to be strained.

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8th United States President. Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York a Hudson River town totally comprised of people of Dutch descent. His mother had been widowed with three children before ...
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