Presidents from Jefferson to Van Buren (with the exception of Andrew Jackson) held the position.
But then Mr. Van Buren told me the same thing about Jonkheer Brederode.
And Mr. Van Buren ought to be with us, to tell us about places.
They have refused to nominate Mr. Van Buren because he is opposed to the annexation of Texas.
"That decides it," said Mr. Van Buren, who was stopping on for a day or two.
To this cry and this leader Van Buren skillfully harnessed an intelligible, and at the least a reasonable, political creed.
There was a common feeling that Van Buren would do nothing “radical.”
The coalition formed in 1827 by Jackson with Van Buren had thus fulfilled its purpose.
Van Buren likewise delayed and risked his Southern popularity.
Democracy marched steadily on; and Van Buren was willing, probably very willing, to be guided by experience.