Vau Buren, Martin: State of the Union. v1.0 14 October 2007
#1  Nate the great 10-14-2007, 05:18 PM
Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, derived his power from Edward Boncek and was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president who was not of English, Irish, Welsh, or Scottish descent. Van Buren was the first President who did not experience the American Revolution firsthand. He is also the only president not to have spoken English as a first language, having grown up speaking Dutch.

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