James Buchanan


August 11, 2022

James Buchanan (English James Buchanan; Mercersburg, April 23, 1791 - Lancaster, June 1, 1868) was the fifteenth president of the United States of America and served in this position from 1857 to 1861. He is so far the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president who has never married. Although he was a northerner, he had the support of the South and thus managed to defeat Stephen A. Douglas within the Democratic Party. When the southern states announced secession, he considered it illegal, but he also considered the war that would be undertaken against secession to be illegal.

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