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John Tyler was the President of the United States, serving between 1841 and 1845. He was "His Accidency" by his opponents because he was the first Vice-President to be elevated to the of President by the death of his predecessor. Tyler was born in Virginia in 1790 on his father’s plantation. He studied law and was to the bar at the age of 19, bar regulations.

Tyler started his political at an early age. At the age of 21, he was to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served five successive one-year terms. He then went on to in the House of Representatives from 1816 to 1821. Tyler voted most nationalist legislation. As a Senator he reluctantly Jackson for President as a choice between several evils.

The Whigs Tyler for Vice President in 1840, hoping for support from southern states. Suddenly, incumbent President Harrison was dead after just 30 days in office and Tyler was in the White House. He upon assuming the full of a duly elected President and even an Inaugural Address. He was to have a troubled as president.

Tyler’s cabinet over his economic policy. They expelled him from his own party and sent him hundreds of letters threatening to him. The House of Representatives initiated the first impeachment proceedings a president in U.S. history. It failed. He did in keeping his promise to annex the Republic of Texas, which became the 28th in 1845. Tyler died in 1862, aged 71.

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