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Martin Van Buren--Supplementary Resources

Martin Van Buren's "Return to the Soil" examines both the political career of Martin Van Buren and the grandeur of the home to which he retired. Below are materials for further exploration of the subjects this lesson considers.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web pages include :

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information about the 8th President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, and the home where he retired, the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.

Biographies of Martin Van Buren
The following include:

National Archives (NARA)
The Archives has placed on its web site a large number of items about Martin Van Buren and his presidency. To find them, visit the NARA search engine.

American Presidents, Life Portraits
In this series, C-SPAN explores the life stories of the 41 men who have been president by traveling to presidential homes, museums, libraries, and grave sites and speaking with presidential scholars. American Presidents, Life Portraits will focus on one president each week, including Martin Van Buren on May 3, 1999.

Kinderhook Connection
Kinderhook Connection details the history of the area Martin Van Buren called home.


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