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Martin Van Buren, 8th President: 1837-1841

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  • The term “O.K.” is credited to Van Buren who was raised in Kinderhook, New York. After he went into politics, Van Buren became known as “Old Kinderhook.” Soon people were using the term O.K. referring to Van Buren and the word “okay” was derived.
  • Van Buren was the first U.S. president born in the United States. The presidents preceding Van Buren were born in colonies that later became states. Van Buren was the first to be born after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Martin Van Buren was the first president of Dutch ancestry. He and his wife spoke Dutch at home.

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