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Martin Van Buren

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

— Martin Van Buren

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If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States.

— Martin Van Buren

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It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.

— Martin Van Buren

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Between Russia and the United States sentiments of good will continue to be mutually cherished.

— Martin Van Buren

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No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.

— Martin Van Buren

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The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.

— Martin Van Buren

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

— Martin Van Buren

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

— Martin Van Buren

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Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions: thro' their agency the Union was established - the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it.

— Martin Van Buren

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Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy.

— Martin Van Buren

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About Martin Van Buren

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Did you know about Martin Van Buren?

He was the leading figure in the Albany Regency a group of politicians who for more than a generation dominated much of the politics of New York and powerfully influenced the politics of the nation. The couple had four sons and one daughter: Abraham (1807–1873) a graduate of West Point and career military officer; John (1810–1866) graduate of Yale and Attorney General of New York; Martin Jr. In the case of the ship Amistad Van Buren sided with the Spanish Government to return the kidnapped slaves.

Van Buren was a key organizer of the Democratic Party a dominant figure in the Second Party System and the first president not of British or Irish descent—his family was Dutch. As Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State and then Vice President Van Buren was a key figure in building the organizational structure for Jacksonian democracy particularly in New York State. Van Buren died fourteen years later at the age of seventy-nine.

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