Martin Van Buren — American President born on December 05, 1782, died on July 24, 1862

Martin Van Buren was an American politician who served as the eighth President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including eighth Vice President and Secretary of State, both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the economic chaos of the Panic of 1837 and with the surging Whig Party led to his defeat in the 1840 election... (wikipedia)

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.
Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men... in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.

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