Presidents Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison


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Why was Martin Van Buren a unique figure of the 1830s political scene?

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1. How did President Harrison's view of the presidency differ from that of President Jackson?

2. Why did Van Buren win the 1836 election?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Harrison succeeded Martin Van Buren as president, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of each president. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of both presidents' life, career, and politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The age of presidents
  • The Panic of 1837
  • Van Buren and slavery
  • Van Buren's unique claim to fame
  • Life, career and accomplishments of President Martin Van Buren
  • Life, career and accomplishments of President William Harrison

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Presidents Van Buren and Harrison
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Panic of 1837
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Harrison's view of the presidency

Additional Learning

You should read the lesson called Presidents Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how each president was elected
  • Understand the historical significance of both presidents
  • Know the life, career, and accomplishments of Van Buren and Harrison
  • Compare and contrast the presidencies of Van Buren and Harrsion