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James Buchanan

James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States. Almost his entire term was spent trying to avoid war. Among the notable things that happened during his presidency was the Dred Scott Decision, in which the Supreme Court declared an African-American man a piece of property.


White House Biography
The White House site always does a good job with presidential biographies, and this one is no exception.

Fun Facts
History isn't always just names and dates. Check out these fun facts about President James Buchanan.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

ThinkQuest Biography
This great biography of the 15th president was put together by students just like you.

Family Tree
Trace the roots of this president's family tree.

Documents of James Buchanan
List of documents includes his inaugural address, State of the Union speeches, and many more.

Inaugural Address
Read for yourself what this president had to say when he was sworn into office.

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park
The place where Buchanan was born is now a National Historic Site check it out.

The Home of James Buchanan
This site showcasing Wheatland, the home of President James Buchanan, was put together by students just like you.

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