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What did James Buchanan do in the Civil War?


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Answered 2013-06-01 13:13:30

He wasn't president during the Civil War, but his actions like enforcing the Dred Scott Decision played a big role in starting the Civil War.

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Is James Buchanan responsible for the civil war?

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James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States. He was the last President before the American Civil War and tried to prevent it from happening.


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Why was James Buchanan called the worst us president?

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Who saw the civil war beginning?

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Why did James Buchanan not fight in the civil war?

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Who was the president before the American Civil War?

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Did James Buchanan start the civil war?

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What did president James Buchanan want as a president?

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What were some of James Buchanan important events?

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Why was James Buchanan considered the worst president?

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James Buchanan accomplishments?

James Buchanan didn't have many accomplishments. I'm doing a project on the presidents and all he did was pretty much cause the Civil War. He was not the best president we've had. Then again, if we didn't have someone like him to cause the major conflict with slavery and the Civil War, then we wouldn't be where we are today.


Who was in control of congress before the civil war?

It was Democratic under the leadership of James Buchanan and Republican right before the start of the civil war under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln.


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Was James Buchanan buried at the James Buchanan Cemetery?

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Picture of James Buchanan?

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Where was James Buchanan born?

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Was James Buchanan Republican?

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