John Tyler (b. March 29, 1790 – d. January 18, 1862) was the 10th president of the United States. He served from 1841 until 1845 after the death of William Henry Harrison. In 1841 he was expelled from the Whig Party due to disagreement regarding the constitution. Specifically article 2 section 1 clause 6 which reads 'In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President...'. Tyler and his supporters held the position that this article bestowed the presidency to him while Tyler's opponents took this article to mean he was to serve as acting president. To them it was only proper for an election to be held for the office. In light of Tyler asserting himself as the president he was expelled from the party. During his term, Florida became a state.