Martin Van Buren: The First Actual American President

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Martin Van Buren, the first actual American President. Martin Van Buren was born in 1782. He became a quick headline when he won a U.S senate seat in 1821. While in the Senate, Martin Van Buren helped form the new Democratic Party from a coalition of Jeffersonian Republicans who backed up as their nomination for the election Andrew Jackson. One of Jackson 's favorite, Van Buren won the presidency himself in 1836, but was tortured during his term due to a financial panic. After failing to get a nomination for the 1840 presidential election, he unsuccessfully ran in 1844 and 1848. It just makes me wonder,now I see why we haven 't had an American president yet because look just what the 1st one did.
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