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  • 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."
  • Now What?
  • Webster and Clay’s plan ruined
  • Tyler Vetoes Northern Whig ideas
  • No 3 rd Bank!
  • Tariff of 1842
  • Aroostook War
  • The Lumberjack War
  • Webster Ashburton Treaty
  • Texas Annexation-1845
  • 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
  • 1790-1862
    • Confederate Congressman
    • 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.
    • Had 15 kids-two wives