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Martin Van Buren: America’s Greatest President
Independent Review (1999)
  • JEFFREY ROGERS HUMMEL, San Jose State University
Abstract

Historians seldom give the eighth president of the United States the recognition he deserves. Van Buren’s avoidance of foreign wars, successful fight to reduce central authority, unsurpassed ideological clarity and enduring positive influence on the Democratic Party make him arguably the president most responsible for the freedoms enjoyed by the American people.

Keywords
  • Martin Van Buren,
  • America,
  • Greatest,
  • President
Publication Date
Fall 1999
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Citation Information
JEFFREY ROGERS HUMMEL. "Martin Van Buren: America’s Greatest President" Independent Review Vol. 4 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_hummel/26/