10. John Tyler (1841-1845)

Party: Democrat

Vice President – None appointed to the vacancy

MAJOR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS:

  • First Vice President to succeed to the Presidency because of the death of the President
  • Opposed majority of Whig Party policies
  • Used the Presidential Veto against the Whig Party’s domestic policy initiatives (basically they supported the American System)

MAJOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

  • Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 between the United States and Canada
  • Settlement of the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick by fixing the border
  • Ends the threat of war between both countries
  • Texas annexed in 1845