Wednesday, July 8, 2009

U.S. President John Tyler Coloring Page

U.S. President John Tyler coloring page

Hi there, guys. I'm super excited to be working with my good friend Brent Leavitt on this great project. I'm excited about the idea of bringing a quality coloring page site to the internet. This is unique and fun and I hope a lot of you families out there take advantage of this coolness that Brent has in store for you. Everything he touches turns to gold.

So, the image you see above is a picture of the tenth President of the United States, John Tyler.

Tyler is unique in that he is the first man to become president due to the death of the acting president. You see, William Henry Harrison held the office while Tyler was the vice-president. When Harrison fell ill and passed away, Tyler had to step up to the office. This was the first time this had occurred in the U.S. As a result, Tyler was often criticized and was popularly dubbed "His Accidency". Tyler was a pretty unpopular president, especially for going against his party (the Whig Party) and vetoing the reestablishment of the Bank of the United States.

Below the image of Tyler's face I have included two extra images. I included a picture of the State of Maine because it was during Tyler's presidency when the border between Canada and Maine was established. The other image is a design of a baby bottle that was used during the 1840s. I've included this because Tyler fathered more children than any other U.S. President. In total he was the father of fifteen children.

I hope you enjoyed this brief history and I hope you get a chance to share some of it with a child as you guys enjoy this coloring page.

Thank you so much.

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