Summary

The 8th President of the United States of America.

Birth:
05 Dec 1782 1
Kinderhook, New York 2
Death:
24 Jul 1862 3
Kinderhook, New York 4
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Birth:
05 Dec 1782 1
Kinderhook, New York 2
Male 1
Death:
24 Jul 1862 3
Kinderhook, New York 3
Cause: Bronchial Asthma and Heart Failure 3
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Birth:
Mother: Maria Van Buren 2
Father: Abraham Van Buren 2
Marriage:
Hannah Hoes 4
21 Feb 1801 4
Spouse Death Date: 05 Feb 1819 4
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Employment:
Position: 8th President of the United States 4
Start Date: 04 Mar 1837 4
End Date: 04 Mar 1841 4

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Panic of 1837

New York City, New York

After only a few weeks in office, Martin Van Buren had one of the biggest economic problems hit the country - the Panic of 1837.  Although the Panic of 1837 happened shortly after he entered office, the blame was still placed on him.

Martin Van Buren was the first President born in the United States of America, after it was officially formed by the Declaration of Independence. All presidents before him were born before the United States was formed.

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