From a series of short biographies written by W.A. Peters this is a fifteen minute look at our nations 8th president.
A Brief Biography of Martin Van Buren
Riding the popular coattails of Andrew Jackson into the presidency, Martin Van Buren did not fare nearly so well as his predecessor. Beset by financial panic and ineffective foreign policy, Van Buren lost his re-election bid to William Henry Harrison in 1840.