The Top 5 Accomplishments of President Martin Van Buren

Discover our nations leaders

Martin Van Buren was a successful president who accomplished many things during his time in office. He helped to establish the Democratic Party and oversaw a period of economic growth. He also led the United States into the Mexican-American War and annexed Texas. After his presidency, he served as an elder statesman and worked to abolish slavery. Below are his top accomplishments.


1.  Martin Van Buren was born on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York.


2. He served as the 8th president of the United States from 1837 to 1841.


3. Van Buren was a key figure in the formation of the Democratic Party and he also served as the 9th governor of New York.


4. During his presidency, Van Buren helped to establish the Democratic Party and oversaw a period of economic growth.


​5. He also led the United States into the Mexican-American War and annexed Texas.​​