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John Tyler's Biography

John Tyler (29 March 1790 – 18 January 1862) was the tenth President of the United States (1841–1845), after being the tenth Vice President of the United States (1841). A native of Virginia, Tyler served as a state legislator, governor, U.S. representative, and U.S. senator before being elected Vice President in 1840. He was the first to succeed to the office of President on the death of the incumbent. Tyler's opposition to nationalism and emphatic support of states' rights endeared him to his fellow Virginians but alienated him from most of the political allies that brought him to power in Washington. His presidency was crippled by opposition from both parties. Near the end of his life, he supported the secession movement in the southern states, and was elected to the Congress of the Confederate States of America.

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John Tyler, 1790-1862
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  • Southlake Carroll looking to defend Division I 7-on-7 state title

      News Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram | 29 days ago
    Tell us The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its state tournament pools, and, as usual, there's plenty of local teams in the mix, including defending 7-on-7 Division I state champion Southlake Carroll. The tournament will be July 10-12 at
  • West Contra Costa artists participate in East Bay Open studios

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 2 months ago
    Steve Hurst, who makes and sells art clocks in Point Richmond, is one of six artists who will be participating in the East Bay's largest artists' open studios event next month from an art space shared with a self-storage facility. The gallery, Bridge
  • 32 American Presidents Share Their Best Life Advice

      News Source: BusinessInsider | 5 months ago
    Since George Washington's inauguration, 44 men have occupied the White House to perform one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Some defined their terms with great accomplishments or grave misjudgments; others barely made a mark on history. Yet

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