The harsh attacks on Van Buren

Few sitting Presidents have had more songs written against them than President Martin Van Buren. His administration happened to take place during America's worst economic panic and his opponent in the 1840 Election brought about a new style of campaigning. One of the attacks on Van Buren is represented in the song Oh Matty Van, My Jo, Matt.  Andrew Jackson remained famous and hand picked Van Buren as his successor. Whig writers note in the song that Van Buren cannot fill the shoes of a man like Jackson. 

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