President John Tyler Essay

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President John Tyler How many people actually know of the tenth president, John
Tyler? Well, I bet not very many so I am here to give some facts. Do
you know where and when he was born? Hmmm, I thought so. He was born
on March 29, 1790, in Charles City County, Virginia. This fine man
graduated from the College of William and Mary at the age of
seventeen. Not impress enough? In addition, he went on to study law
and became an employee for a prestigious law firm in Richmond. At the
age of twenty-one, Tyler used his father's connections to obtain a
position in the Virginia House of Delegates. This southern aristocrat
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Unsurprisingly enough, they did win
and Harrison assumed presidency while Tyler became the Vice President.
Their slogan was "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." Hmmm, doesn't that ring a
bell? Are you with me so far? No, not yet? Well, then, let me
continue. Harrison gave his inaugural speech out in the cold and
wearing neither a coat nor a hat. Unfortunately, he became ill and
died a month later. Of course, Tyler immediately assumed into
presidency. Considering this event was a first in history, many felt
that he was merely an acting or temporary president. He gained the
nicknames of His Accidency and Accidental President. Fear of
alienation from Harrison's supporters, His Accidency kept the entire
cabinet although he knew there were a few that hated his guts. He
vetoed a bill of resurrecting the Bank of the United States, which
made everyone much more furious. Henry Clay expelled Tyler from the
Whig Party, called him a traitor, and attempted an impeachment. Daniel
Webster in the other hand stayed and supported Tyler. Who's a traitor
now? Despite all the loathing, Tyler did not loose his confidence and
stubbornness. He knew what was right for the country and did not fear
to use his power. After all, he was the president. He also vetoed two
bills for higher tariffs and worked on annexation of Texas. He signed
the Texas statehood bill into law on the first day of March 1845. The
Americans…