President Martin Van Buren (1837-1841, Presidential term)
Descended from the Dutch, He was born in 1782 in Kinderhook, New York. He started out as a lawyer and then became involved in New York politics. He was the leader of the Albany Regency, which was an effective New York political organization. In 1821 he was elected to the United States Senate. By 1827 Martin Van Buren was the principle northern leader for Andrew Jackson, and as a reward President Jackson appointed Michael Van Buren as Secretary of state. When the Cabinet members began to demonstrate secondary loyalty towards President Jackson Michael Van Buren emerged as the Presidents most trusted advisor. When the riff in the cabinet became serious Michael Van Buren suggested a way out. He and the secretary of war would resign so that Calhoun’s men would also resign. President Jackson appointed a new cabinet and to reward Michael Van Buren he appointed him minister to Great Britain.in 1832 Michael Van Buren elected Vice President and the in 1836 he became the President. Out of all of his accomplishments I believe that his most notable achievement was getting accepted to law school. I believe the former because if Michael Van Buren did not graduate Law school he would not have become the president of the United States
William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison was born at Berkley in 1773. He studied classics and history at Hampden- Sydney College, the he began the study of medicine I Richmond Virginia. In 1791 William H. Harrison abruptly switched interests. He joined the Armey, and headed to the Northwest, where he spent most of his life. In the campaign against Indians he served as an aid to general “Mad Anthony” Wayne at the battle of fallen Timbers. After resigning from the army in 1798, he became Secretary of the Northwest Territory. He became the Governor of the Indiana Territory. His prime task as governor was to obtain titles to Indian land so the settlers could move further into...
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