American Presidents

More about Martin Van Buren

  • During his inauguration, there were roughly 20,000 people cheering for his predecessor, Andrew Jackson.
  • Van Burenís wife, Hannah Hoes Van Buren, died before Van Buren became president, and very little is known about her.
  • He was the eighth president, the eighth vice president and lived to see the election of eight different presidents from eight different states.
  • "There is a power of public opinion in this country. .which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens."

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