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Martin Van Buren
     

Martin Van Buren

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by Lesli J. Favor
 
Marun Van Buren made his reputation as a shrewd politician in Albany, the state capital of New York, where he organized the first modern political machine. After helping elect Andrew Jackson president, he became Jackson's close adviser, serving as secretary of state and vice president. During his tumultuous presidency, the nation suffered through a deep depression,

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Marun Van Buren made his reputation as a shrewd politician in Albany, the state capital of New York, where he organized the first modern political machine. After helping elect Andrew Jackson president, he became Jackson's close adviser, serving as secretary of state and vice president. During his tumultuous presidency, the nation suffered through a deep depression, and disputes about slavery began to divide the country. Van Buren used all his political skills to address these and other problems, but he lacked the personal magnetism of Jackson and was defeated for re-election. He ran and lost in two later presidential elections.

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Gr 3-6-An attractive, colorful design with lots of space between and around the texts makes these titles useful for report writers. Six to seven chapters, subdivided with bold headings and further broken up with pictures, maps, drawings, and fact boxes, provide clear supplemental material to the basic narratives. A brief "Fast Facts" includes all of the usual appended information: time line, glossary, historic sites, Web sites, and index. Both books have lists for further reading, but no bibliographies. They also include multi-colored tables of all the presidents noting dates of office, birth, and death, and birthplace.-Rita Soltan, Oakland University, Rochester, MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516227702
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Encyclopedia of Presidents Series
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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