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US History - James Buchanan

The 15th President of the U.S. was James Buchanan, a popular state politician and attorney before his presidency. Throughout most of the presidential term before him, he was stationed in London while serving as Minister to the United Kingdom. Because of this, he was not up-to-date on the crisis caused by the question of slavery. He spent a lot of his energy to maintain peace between the North and the South, but ultimately the Southern states declared secession. He was born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania and died on June 01, 1868.