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"Martin Van Buren: Our Eighth President" by Steven Ferry

"Martin Van Buren, Eighth President of the United States" by Jim Hargrove



Interesting Fact:

Van Buren also declined to accept the nomination but was chosen in spite of his protests.

Study Questions:

  • What were Dodge's reasons for declining?
  • What issues did the Barnburners promote?
  • Did Van Buren win the election? Who was his eventual running mate?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 22:

    1970: The voting age was lowered to age 18 from age 21.

  • June 22

    June 22, 1848: "Barnburners," an anti-administration splinter group which had withdrawn from the Democratic National Convention, nominated Henry Dodge for vice-president to run on the same ticket with presidential nominee Martin Van Buren. Dodge declined.

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