John Tyler

"His Accidency"

Term and Party

April 4th 1841 - March 4th 1845


Vice President and Opponents

No vice president or opponents. He was not elected into office but followed Harrison after he died.

America at this Time

  • The West was growing
  • Slavery was being questioned
  • United States was becoming more nationalist

Key People of his Presidency

Daniel Webster - only member of his cabinet that did not resign.

Letita Christian Tyler - Tyler's first wife and the first First Lady to die while husband was in office.


Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.

Economic Policies

  • Disagreed with the American System
  • Did not want another National Bank
  • Tariff Act of 1842.

Foreign Policies

  • Ended the Seminole War
  • Annexation of Texas
  • Webster-Ashburton Treaty prevented a war with Britain over Maine/Canada border

Domestic Policies

  • Every party disagreed with his ideas
  • Vetoed several tariffs and Acts.