Who did James Buchanan defeat in the election?
James Buchanan (Democrat) was the 15th President of the US, elected in 1857 - he defeated John Fremont in the general election. By the way, Mr Buchanan was the only US president who never married.
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James Buchanan (b. April 23, 1791 -- d. June 1, 1868) was elected the 15th President of the United States on November 4, 1856 .
John Charles FrÃ©mont, the first Republican candidate for president of the US.
He received only 45 percent of the popular vote, he won the entire South except for Maryland. On the other hand, Fremont, who carried 11 of the 16 free states, came in a stron…g second with 33 percent, while Fremont, brought up the rear with 22 percent.
The opposition Whig party split up over slavery. The new Republican party had not yet developed an effective national organization and were too closely associated with the a…bolitionists to get vote in the South. The Democrats stayed together to run a national campaign and put their candidate, Buchanan, in the White House. Although Buchanan was from Pennsylvania, he had family ties in the South and attracted much of the Southern vote and also had some appeal in the North. The Democratic Party "nominated James Buchanan of Pennsylvania. Buchanan had a great deal of political experience as Polk's secretary of state. Most importantly, he had been in Great Britain as ambassador during the Kansas-Nebraska Act dispute and had not been involved in the debate." (United States History: Independance of 1914) The party elected him because he was not a strong supporter of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
James Buchananwon the 1856 presidential election defeating John Freemont. In the1856 presidential election James Buchanan received 174 electoralvotes and John Freemont receive…d 114 electoral votes. The popularvote totals were Buchanan 1,836,072 and Freemont 1,342,345.
He was the only president to never marry.
Buchanan did not run for a second term. His party split and he wasnever a candidate for re-nomination by either of the remainingparties.
On November 4, 1856, Democratic Partycandidate James Buchanan won the 1856 presidential electiondefeating Republican Party candidate John Fremont and AmericanParty candidate …Millard Fillmore.
Slavery was the major issue in the 1856 election. Democratic Partycandidate James Buchanan endorsed popular sovereignty giving thepower to determine the legality of slavery to… the inhabitants ofthe territory seeking statehood, rather than to Congress.
In US Presidents
Buchanan ran as a Democrat which party had a national appeal and had been strong in the South with Jackson , Polk and Taylor as a counter against northern abolitionists. Furth…ermore, Buchanan was from the border state of Pennsylvania, had family ties in Virginia and was not suspected of being antislavery, so carried the South, the border states and California.
In US Presidents
He was in office from March 4, 1857 to March 4, 1861.
In James Madison
James Madison defeated Federalists Charles Cotesworth in the election!
In US Presidents
He was 65 when elected and turned 66 about a month after he took office,
In Elections and Voting
On November 4, 1856, Democratic Party candidateJames Buchanan won the 1856 presidential election defeatingRepublican Party candidate John Fremont and American Partycandidate …Millard Fillmore.