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?
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.