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|James Buchanan Jr.|
|Political Party:||Democratic Party|
|Born||April 23, 1791|
|Died||June 1, 1868 (aged 77)|
James Buchanan Jr. was a Democrat who was in office just before Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. In those the Democratic Party was far more Conservative than it is today. Buchanan supported Slavery despite being a Northerner. James Buchanan was considered one of the worst Presidents of the United States. Later Buchanan supported Lincoln during the Civil War. Buchanan vacillated saying and doing first one thing then another. Civil War didn't quite happen during the Buchanan presidency but started soon after.
Could anyone else have done better during those difficult times? Abraham Lincoln did much better.
It took a great Liberal President named Abraham Lincoln to clean up after Buchanan, this was the first major event where a conservative screwed stuff up and a liberal fixed it (Other times would be the 1930s, the 90's, and 2009.