American Presidents

American Presidents: Life Portraits Exhibit
4-8 Grade Student Activity

Martin Van Buren

Meet the 8th president!
Talk about a hot job market! What three different positions did Martin Van Buren hold in a period of fourteen weeks?

Look closer!
Compare the picture of Martin Van Buren provided by the White House Historical Association with the oil portrait of Martin Van Buren created by Chas Fagen. Does a color versus a black and white image affect your initial impressions of President Van Buren? Explain.

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