Then served as Minister to Russia. He was named Secretary of State.
And is the last former Secretary of State to serve as President of the United States. After Buchanan turned down an offer to sit on the Supreme Court. Appointed him Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
In which capacity he helped draft the Ostend Manifesto. Buchanan was nominated by the Democratic Party. In the 1856 presidential election.On a ticket with former Kentucky Representative John C. Defeating both the incumbent President Pierce and Illinois Senator Stephen A. Throughout most of Pierce's presidency, Buchanan had been stationed in London as minister to the Court of St James's. And so was not involved in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Which further divided the country along sectional lines. His subsequent election victory took place in a three-man race against Republican. As President, Buchanan allied with the South in attempting to gain the admission of Kansas to the Union as a slave state. In the process, he alienated both Republican abolitionists and Northern Democrats, most of whom supported the principle of popular sovereignty. In determining a new state's slaveholding status. He was often called a doughface.
, a Northerner with Southern sympathies, and he fought severely with Stephen Douglas, the leader of the popular sovereignty faction, for control of the Democratic Party. Buchanan's efforts to maintain peace. Between the North and the South alienated both sides.
Buchanan indicated in his 1857 inaugural address that he would not seek a second term; he kept his word, and supported Vice President John C. In a four-way contest, Republican nominee Abraham Lincoln. Was declared the winner, on a platform of keeping slavery out of all Western territories.
In response, seven Southern states declared their secession. From the Union, eventually leading to the American Civil War. Buchanan's view was that secession was illegal, but that going to war to stop it was also illegal, and so didn't confront the new polity. Buchanan, an attorney, was noted for his mantra, I acknowledge no master but the law. By the time he left office, popular opinion was against him and the Democratic Party had split.Despite failing to stop secession, Buchanan supported the United States during the Civil War. Shortly after the Union victory, he published his memoirs, Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of Rebellion , in 1866. He died in 1868 at age 77. Buchanan had once aspired to be a president who would rank in history with George Washington. However, his inability to identify a ground for peace or address the sharply divided pro-slavery and anti-slavery partisans with a unifying principle on the brink of the Civil War has led to his consistent ranking by historians as one of the worst presidents. Historians who participated in a 2006 survey voted his failure to deal with secession the worst presidential mistake ever made.
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