002 – John Tyler and the Virginians

The official White House portrait of John Tyler by George Peter Alexander Healy, from the WikiMedia Commons

In this episode, I take a look at John Tyler, the Virginian who served as Harrison’s running mate and vice-president before assuming the presidency, as well as antebellum Virginia leading up to Harrison’s presidency in 1841.

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