8 Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren: The Force Behind the Trail of Tears

Van Buren built on Andrew Jackson's bloody policy toward Native Americans


When Martin Van Buren took office, tens of thousands of Natives were being removed from their homelands, and Van Buren praised the removal started by Andrew Jackson.

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Tens of thousands of Native Americans were already being removed from their homelands when Martin Van Buren took office as the eighth president of the United States. Van Buren, who served as secretary of state during Andrew Jackson’s first term in office and vice president during Jackson’s second term, pledged to continue enforcing policies put…

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