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James Buchanan


 (byo͞o-kăn′ən, bə-), James 1791-1868.
The 15th president of the United States (1857-1861). He tried to maintain a balance between proslavery and antislavery factions, but his moderate views angered radicals in both North and South, and he was unable to forestall the secession of South Carolina on December 20, 1860.
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1. (Biography) George. 1506–82, Scottish historian, who was tutor to Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI; author of History of Scotland (1582)
2. (Biography) James. 1791–1868, 15th president of the US (1857–61)
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(byuˈkæn ən, bə-)

James, 1791–1868, 15th president of the U.S. 1857–61.
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They say "Go up, baldhead" to the prophet going his unoffending way in the gray of antiquity; they sass me in the holy gloom of the Middle Ages; and I had seen them act the same way in Buchanan's administration; I remember, because I was there and helped.
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James Buchanan, who presided in the four years leading up to the Civil War, have been digitized and are available online from the Library of Congress, along with the papers of his niece, Harriet Lane Johnston, who served as First Lady in the White House.
Viewing this work leaves me haunted: Flow can I write with candor about viewing Buchanan's art in a museum today?