It was then that James took more aggressive action, by replacing any Cabinet members that resigned with Northerners. He then sent reinforcements to Fort Sumter. Buchanan supported Lincoln's policies and the Union during the war. He died seven years after leaving office on June 1, , at age 77, and was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
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Buchanan Cabinet. Fun Facts He currently is the only president to be elected from Pennsylvania, thus far. He is the only president who never married. His niece Harriet Lane assumed the responsibilities of the first lady and was quite popular.
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Taney delivered the Dred Scott decision, asserting that Congress had no constitutional power to deprive persons of their property rights in slaves in the territories.
Southerners were delighted, but the decision created a furor in the North. Buchanan decided to end the troubles in Kansas by urging the admission of the territory as a slave state. Although he directed his Presidential authority to this goal, he further angered the Republicans and alienated members of his own party. Kansas remained a territory. When Republicans won a plurality in the House in , every significant bill they passed fell before southern votes in the Senate or a Presidential veto.
The Federal Government reached a stalemate. Sectional strife rose to such a pitch in that the Democratic Party split into northern and southern wings, each nominating its own candidate for the Presidency. Consequently, when the Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln, it was a foregone conclusion that he would be elected even though his name appeared on no southern ballot.
Rather than accept a Republican administration, the southern "fire-eaters" advocated secession. President Buchanan, dismayed and hesitant, denied the legal right of states to secede but held that the Federal Government legally could not prevent them. He hoped for compromise, but secessionist leaders did not want compromise. Then Buchanan took a more militant tack.
As several Cabinet members resigned, he appointed northerners, and sent the Star of the West to carry reinforcements to Fort Sumter. On January 9, , the vessel was far away. Buchanan reverted to a policy of inactivity that continued until he left office. In March he retired to his Pennsylvania home Wheatland--where he died seven years later--leaving his successor to resolve the frightful issue facing the Nation. James Buchanan, the 15th U.
President, was born on April 23, , near Mercersburg, Pa. The oldest of 11 children, he began a successful law career in During the War of , he helped defend Baltimore against British attack. A gifted orator, he became a state legislator, and later served as a member of the U. House of Representatives and Senate and as U. In , he became President James K.
Polk's secretary of state. His later service abroad as U. He served one term in office, He did not seek re-election in Two days after Buchanan was inaugurated, the U. Supreme Court issued the controversial Dred Scott decision, which effectively legalized slavery in all U. He was successful in opening and securing ports on the West Coast, which enhanced trade with Asian countries. In December , in the wake of Abraham Lincoln's election as President, 11 southern states declared succession from the union and formed the Confederate States of America.
James Buchanan : Official site from the White House. This presentation includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music. In-depth information reviewed by prominent scholars on each President and administration. This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Buchanan such as manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site.
In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on Buchanan and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.
Jun 08, Danny Cerullo rated it really liked it. Buchanan also deplored the growing divisions over slavery and its status in the territories. The Senate proposed a resolution of condemnation which ultimately failed, and newspapers accused him of colluding with the Confederacy. Dwight David Eisenhower, Where to Stay in Clermont.