HomeAboutLoginWidgets
       
       
 
77 years

    James Buchanan, 15th US President  new window
James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861). In the 1850s, the question of slavery divided the United States. Hopes ran high that the new President, "Old Buck," might be the man to avert national crisis. He failed entirely. During his administration, the Union broke apart, and when he left office, civil war threatened.

More on this Website  >  new window
• http://millercenter.org/academ ... anpresident/buchanan

Related LinksAdd URL  >  new window

 
 
James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861). In the 1850s, the question of slavery divided the United States. Hopes ran high that the new President, "Old Buck," might be the man to avert national crisis. He failed entirely. During his administration, the Union broke apart, and when he left office, civil war threatened. More new window

 
    The White House, US Presidents
  The White House, US Presidents
For two hundred years, the White House has stood as a symbol of the Presidency, the United States government, and the American people. Its history, and the history of the nationís capital, began when President George Washington signed an Act of Congr...
 
    Franklin Pierce, 14th US President
  Franklin Pierce, 14th US President
Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857), came to office during a period of growing tension between the North and South. A politician of limited ability, Pierce was behind one of the most crucial pieces of legislation in A...
 
    Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President
  Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States (1861-1865), guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history-the CIVIL WAR (1861-1865). He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American...
 
       
         



 
 
         
          © 2003-2014 Timeline Index