|Political Party:||Whig & Democratic|
|Education:||College of William and Mary|
|Born||March 29, 1790|
|Died||January 18, 1862 (aged 71)|
John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States. He was the first Vice President to succede to the Presidency following the death of William Henry Harrison. A lifelong Democratic-Republican, Tyler was nonetheless the VP nomination for the Whig Party. After becoming President, Tyler angered many Whigs like Henry Clay by vetoing practically all of their agenda.
Pros & Cons
- Was very anti-Jackson (despite originally being in the same political party)
- Opened up trade negotiations with China
- Expanded the Monroe Doctrine to Hawaii
- Known for having the craziest (non-political) parties
- Was considered very difficult to work with
- Completely disregarded the Whig party that got him elected
- Annexed Texas as a slave state
- Vetoed nearly every bill Congress approved
- Later joined the Confederacy
- Married a woman half his age...