James Buchanan

15th President: 1857-1861

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Birth: April 23, 1791 at Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Birthplace information from American Presidents.org

Franklin County, Pennsylvania website

Death: June 1, 1868 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Photographs of Buchanan Gravesite - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Biographies

White House biography

Biography from infoplease.com

Books

President James Buchanan: A Biography

James Buchanan

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Cabinet/Staff

List by infoplease.com

Lewis Cass - Secretary of State

Election Results/Presidential Campaign

1856

Opponents: John C. Fremont (R), Millard Fillmore (A)

Election

1856 Campaign and Election History

1856 Campaign Information and Memorabilia

Buchanan/Breckinridge campaign memorabilia

Events during Buchanan’s administration and lifetime

Outline of events during Buchanan’s administration

War of 1812 service

Dred Scott case

Dred Scott decision

First lady and family

Buchanan was not married, his niece Harriet Lane served as first lady.

Harriet Lane biography from the White House

Genealogy

Brian Tompsett’s US President genealogy page

Buchanan ancestry information

Miscellaneous

James Buchanan page from C-SPAN

Quotes

National Historic Sites/State Historic Sites/Landmarks/Places to Visit

Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park – Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Wheatland, James Buchanan Home – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Buchanan Gravesite - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Pictures/Portraits

Pictures from the Library of Congress

Portrait from C-SPAN

Speeches/Papers/Publications

Inaugural Addresses, State of the Union speeches, and other documents

Inaugural Address and background from Bartelby.com

James Buchanan Resource Center at Dickinson College

Letter from James Buchanan

James Buchanan Papers

Trivia

Trivia from The Presidential Facts Page

Vice President

John C. Breckinridge

John C. Breckinridge gravesite


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