- Born in Charles City County, Virginia
- He grew up on a plantation in Virginia named Sherwood Forest.
- had a large family.
- His father, John Tyler Sr., was governor of Virginia and later a judge.
- When John was seven years old, his mother, Mary Armistead, died.
- John’s sibling’s names were Anne Contesse, Elizabeth, Martha Jefferson, Maria Henry, Christiana Booth, Wat Henry, and William Tyler.
- Formal Education at College of William and Mary in 1807
- He studied law
- Was Governor of Virginia like his father
- Was vice President for President Harrison
- 10th president from 1841-1845
- John Tyler became president because William Henry Harrison died from pneumonia during his term when Tyler was Vice President.
- John Tyler was a Whig
- Whig- advocated national improvement and critical growth of executive party (President)
Impact and Legacy
- Making Florida a part of the union
- Signed Log Cabin Bill which let settlers claimed land before it was for sale and then buy it later.
- Making Texas a part of the United States
- He signed a tariff that helped protect northern manufacturers
- he thought state governments should have more power and the federal government less power.
- John Tyler thought states should have more power than the Federal government.
- he did not fall in line with the Whig party politics. they kicked him out of the party.They even tried to impeach him saying that he misused his veto power.
- He was nicknamed "His Accidency" because he was not elected president and his rivals said he got to be president by accident.
- ¨Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.¨