Martin Van Buren
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"Martin Van Buren" was the List of Presidents of the United States/eighth President of the United States/President of the United States (1837–1841). Before his presidency, he was the List of Vice Presidents of the United States/eighth Vice President of the United States/Vice President (1833–1837) and the tenth United States Secretary of State/secretary of state (1829–1831), both under Andrew Jackson.

Only about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, but trim and erect, Martin Van Buren learned as a young man to make a positive impression by dressing fastidiously. Van Buren was a key organizer of the History of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president not of British Americans/British or Irish Americans/Irish descent—his family was Dutch American/Dutch. He was the first president to have been Natural born citizen of the United States/born a United States citizen, since all of his predecessors were born British subjects before the American Revolution. He is the first president not to have spoken English as a first language, having spoken only Dutch language/Dutch growing up.

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No evil can result from its (slavery's) inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men... in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.

The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.

I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success.

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.

To avoid the necessity of a permanent debt and its inevitable consequences, I have advocated and endeavored to carry into effect the policy of confining the appropriations for the public service to such objects only as are clearly with the constitutional authority of the Federal Government.