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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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  • 32 American Presidents Share Their Best Life Advice

      News Source: BusinessInsider | 2 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
  • 'State Secrets,' Non-Denials And Lies: How The Government Tried To Bury Its ...

      News Source: Tech Dirt | 2 months ago
    How The Government Tried To Bury Its 'No Fly' List Screwup from the the-public-will-never-achieve-'need-to-know'-status dept Our government lies. This is an obvious statement but it needs to be put out there in black and white.
  • January 31 - Today in History

      News Source: Magic City Morning Star | 3 months ago
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