John Tyler “His Accidency” 10 th president Whig? 1841-1844 "Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette (a flirt) - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."
Webster and Clay’s plan ruined
Tyler Vetoes Northern Whig ideas
No 3 rd Bank!
Tariff of 1842
The Lumberjack War
Webster Ashburton Treaty
First veto override in history! March 3, 1845
Tyler had vetoed a bill that would have denied him the power to appropriate federal funds to build ships without Congress’ approval. With the override, Congress insisted that the executive branch get Congress’s approval before commissioning any new ships
Tyler's death in January 1862 was the only one in presidential history not to be mourned in Washington, because of his allegiance to the South.