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John Tyler was a member of the Whig Party when elected Vice President with President William Henry Harrison. However the party platforms of the day often conflicted with the personal beliefs of party members.

Tyler's Tangled Party loyalties

When the Democratic-Republicans split in 1824 into the Whigs and the Democratic Party, Tyler became a Democrat along with the Jacksonians. However, he switched to the Whigs after the Nullification Crisis of 1832, and was nominated as Vice-President in 1836 and 1840, when he won. But as President, he soon found himself more aligned with the Democrats again. He vetoed a bill to restore the Bank of the United States (a long-standing Whig objective) and so was kicked out of the Whig party at that point.

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