1. John Tyler was first man to become president due to the death of the precursor. He was the 10th Vice President and the 10th President of the United States from 1841 to 1845. He became president after the sudden death of the President William Henry Harrison in 1841 after his brief presidency of one month. Tyler took charge in April 1841.

 

2. He was the first vice president to take charge without being elected to the office. He also served longer than any president who has not gone through the usual procedures of direct presidential election.

 

3. Before becoming the president Tyler was successful as a notable political figure in the United Sates and his popularity made his to decorate different positions such as Virginia state legislator, the governor, U.S. representative and U.S. senator.

 

4. As the President Tyler he gave importance to preserve the Union through the expansion of the territory, and his most noteworthy step towards it was the annexation of Texas.

 

5. Though he was elected by the Whig party he was expelled from the same when he vetoed a bill as he found out that the Whig’s policies are unconstitutional.

 

6. Even after his renowned position in the White house he remained politically active and became a part of the Confederate House of Representatives.

 

7. When he became president he was not very popular and had to face nicknames like “His Accidency,” as he could easily become president after the death of his predecessor. But he became one of the best leaders to serve his country in a better way till his death at the age of 71 in office on 18th January 1862 after suffering a stroke.

 

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