James Buchanan

#15: James BuchananLived 1791 - 1868In office 1857 - 1861


The Civil War wasn't his fault, he was just left holding the hot potato after the last 14 guys enacted increasingly short-lived band-aids.


Leaned on the Supreme Court to get the Dred Scott decision which kicked off the civil war. Broke the country.

Fun facts:

3 members of congress died at his inauguration.

A Twitter thread about James Buchanan.

Crime report

  • 😡 Owned slaves
  • 😡 Genocide

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