James Buchanan

James BuchananJames Buchanan (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861.

Buchanan is the only President who never married. He is generally seen as a poor President, whose failure to maintain peace between Northern and Southern states led to the Southern States withdrawing from the Union and paving the way to civil war.

 

Followed as President by:

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

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