Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren (born the 5t December 1782 in Kinderhook, New York – dee'd the 24t o July 1862, in his born-ceety) wis a lawyer an an American politeecer, o Dutch descent, wha wis the eight prese o the Unitit States o Americae. He wis electit far just a mandate frae 1837 tae 1841, tae succeed tae Andrew Jackson. He wis the first preses o the Unitit States tae be born american, aw the anes before were British-born.
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His parents hae a tavern an a fairm wi help o som sclaves. His education is limited tae communal schuil o his bairn-ceety.
In 1796, he works as screever bi an advocate whar he learns the recht as an autodidact; he is admitted tae the court o New York in 1803. He succeeds in these wark durin twenty-five years.
He wis electit as a candidate far the Democrat-Republican pairty, ane o the first pairties o the Unitit States. Efter his election, he becomes member o the Democrat pairty.
Jack o aw trades, handy in the airt o diplomacy, tae integrate the Floridas in the Union, he proposes tae interdict the importation o new sclaves while keepin those livin thar: this position please baith Soothren states, partisans o sclavery, an Northern states, anti-sclavery.
As a vice-president, Martin Van Buren presidit the Senate. He brocht wi him twa shared guns acause o his natural fear tae be murthert.
He died in peace at hame, bein eighty years auld.
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