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James Buchanan

  1. 1. James Buchanan 15 th president 1856-1860 Democrat Bachelor President "What is right and what is practicable are two different things."
  2. 2. “ Kansas-less” ambassador to Russia and England Polk’s secretary of state
  3. 3. First Republican <ul><li>John C. Frémont </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Pathfinder” </li></ul><ul><li>Governor of California </li></ul>
  4. 4. American Party <ul><li>Millard Fillmore </li></ul><ul><li>Former President </li></ul><ul><li>Know Nothing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Buchanan wins!
  6. 6. Dred Scott <ul><li>Chief Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roger Taney </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Panic of 1857 <ul><li>Land speculation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Freeport Doctrine
  9. 9. Harper’s Ferry-1859 <ul><li>John Brown </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Meteor” </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1860 election <ul><li>Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>Breckinridge </li></ul><ul><li>Bell </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1860 Results-40% of the vote
  12. 12. Now What?
  13. 13. South Carolina secedes Buchanan-what can I do???
  14. 14. Buchanan retires (1791-1868) <ul><li>William Rufus King </li></ul><ul><li>Pierce’s VP </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ann Coleman <ul><li>Marry he could not, for his affections were buried in the grave.&quot; He preserved Ann Coleman's letters, kept them with him throughout his life, and requested they be burned upon his death. </li></ul><ul><li>She died from “hysteria” in 1819 </li></ul>

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