Tyler had decided as President to put himself above party politics and attempt to do what was right for his country and inevitably this displeased one party or another. What he failed to do, which others had succeeded in doing in his position in the future, was to follow up on his predecessors plans and this in itself may have been the cause of his difficulties.
John Tyler Fact Sheet: Who was John Tyler? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of John Tyler.
John Tyler Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1790 - 1862 *** Full Name: John Tyler *** Occupation: American Lawyer and 10th President of the United States *** Date of Birth: John Tyler was born on March 29th 1790 *** Place of Birth: John Tyler was born in Charles City County, Virginia, U.S. *** Family background: His father was John Tyler Sr. and his mother was Mary Marot Armistead. His father was known as Judge Tyler, he had been a friend of Thomas Jefferson and roommate when they attended college. He also served in the House of Delegates, was known to Benjamin Harrison V, he became the state court judge as well as governor and a judge on the U.S. District Court at Richmond *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with five sisters and two brothers on Greenway Plantation, the family home consisting of the a six room manor house his father had built for his family *** Education: John Tyler attended the elite College of William and Mary ***
John Tyler Fact 1: John Tyler
was born on March 29th 1790 and
during the 18th century period in
history when the French Revolution
took place, the Ottoman Empire went
into a decline and Great Britain
became a main power around the
John Tyler Fact 8: By 1820, deciding that a congressmanís salary was not enough to pay to educate children, he returned to his private practice full time.
John Tyler Fact 9: By 1923 he had become bored with law and pursued election to the House of Delegates in which he was successful, however upon his taking up of his seat he found himself in the midst of the presidential election congressional nominating caucus.
John Tyler Fact 10: He would be considered for nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1824 and was elected for the position of Governor of Virginia in 1825.
John Tyler Fact 11: He would
have to resign his governorship when
in 1827 he was selected to go up
against John Randolph for the Senate
seat and was elected by a vote of
John Tyler Fact 15: In 1836 he would be called upon to vote in what would be against his beliefs constitutionally. He sought much advice and felt he had no choice but to resign in order to keep his honor intact.
John Tyler Fact 16: However he soon became involved, through no real fault of his own, in the presidential election of 1836 in which he was put forward for the position of Vice President which would not materialize that year.
John Tyler Fact 17: He would run for the vice presidency with William Harrison in 1841 and they won. Harrison however suffered with poor health and although this was known during the elections he was still voted in.
John Tyler Fact 18: In late March President Harrison was caught in a very heavy rain and contracted pneumonia and pleurisy. Tyler, at home in Williamsburg at the time, he was notified of the Presidentís illness be decided to remain at home.
John Tyler Fact 19: On the morning of April 5th Tyler was informed of the death of William Harrison and that he was now the President of the United States.
John Tyler Fact 20: Sworn in as President as soon as he arrived in Washington and called the Cabinet into session. Unlike his predecessor, who made policy on the basis of the majority vote, Tyler made it very clear he was not running his administration in the same way. Happy as he was to continue with his current cabinet members, should there come a time when they did not agree, he was happy to accept their resignations.
John Tyler Fact 21: Having vetoed a legislation for a national bank act members of the cabinet began handing in the resignations. What wasnít helping the whole situation was the Panic of 1837 which had caused the utter collapse of the financial sector.
John Tyler Fact 22: It was during Tylerís term as president that the first impeachment proceedings were instigated but would not amount to anything.
John Tyler Fact 23: Once his term was complete, Tyler returned to his family plantation in Virginia where he concentrated on running his property and raising his many children.
John Tyler Fact 24: John
Tyler died on January 18th 1862 I
Richmond, of a stroke, aged seventy
one. His body was laid to rest in
Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond,
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