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John Tyler and Presidential Succession - (Old) Photo 3 - Article Blocks

John Tyler and Presidential Succession - (Old) Photo 3 - Article Blocks

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John Tyler and Presidential Succession - (Old) Photo 3 - Article Blocks

While the 1841 resolution to affirm John Tyler's status as president easily passed, it was not without its critics. Democrat John McKeon of New York made this motion to alter the text of the resolution, replacing the word "President" with "Vice President now exercising the office of President of the United States." The motion ultimately failed.

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