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President James Buchanan (1791-1868)

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Lancaster's James Buchanan, a Democrat, served as the 15th President of the United States from 1857 to 1861.  Buchanan disapproved of slavery, but did not want to lead the nation into a civil war. His efforts to maintain peace were seen as a sign of weakness by both the North and the South. By the time he left office, the Civil War was unavoidable.

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