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Inquiry Question

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Locating the Site

Map 2: Kinderhook, New York.
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(National Park Service)

1. Locate the site of the tavern where Van Buren was born in 1782.

2. Use the map scale to determine the distances between Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Van Buren's retirement estate), the site of his birth, and the Kinderhook Cemetery where he is buried. What does the relationship between these sites suggest about Van Buren's affection for the area?

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