John Tyler was the tenth president of the United States.
The son of a Virginia
governor, Tyler had already been a member of the House of Delegates and the Council of State before being
elected to Congress in 1816. After serving as governor of Virginia, the assembly
elected him to the United States
Senate. A slaveholder and Democrat, he supported states' rights and limited government. He broke with Andrew Jackson early
in the 1830s over what he viewed. . .
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