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Martin Van Buren's Administration, 1837-1841

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An Overview of Martin Van Buren's Administration
An Overview of Martin Van Buren's Administration
Martin Van Buren served during the nation's first great depression, the Panic of 1837, which brought financial ruin and misery to millions. Many turned to the government for help, but Van Buren refused all public aid. "The less government interferes," Van Buren explained, "the better for general prosperity."
A Chronology of Martin Van Buren's Life and Career
Martin Van Buren's Life and Career Martin Van Buren's opponents accused him of being a sly scheming politician. They called him "The Little Magician" and "The Fox of Kinderhook," and ridiculed his courteous manners. When Van Buren continued to deal politely with his political rivals, they said this showed his lack of deep convictions.
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