4 years ago
JamesBurns
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Martin Van Buren - First Language Was Not English
He was the first president to have been born a United States citizen, since all of his predecessors were born British subjects before the American Revolution. He is the only president not to have spoken English as his first language, having grown up speaking Dutch, and the first president from New York. That's a lot of firsts. Birthers would go nuts these days.
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dutch? at that time they were still speaking dutch in New York? really hmmm lol
4 years ago·Reply
interesting point @goyo,
4 years ago·Reply
Fascinating, I wasn't aware of this.
4 years ago·Reply