Building the House?: James Buchanan

  • Philip Abbott
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency Series book series (EAP)


Certainly, the strongest element of Lincoln’s case is the “James” segment of his conspiracy charge. Whether he acted in concert with “Franklin” is debatable. His open antipathy to “Stephen” is legendary. Nevertheless, the connection with “Roger” seems to be broadly correct and Buchanan’s policies as president, from his stated willingness in his inaugural address to “cheerfully submit” to the Supreme Court’s impending decision to his very last acts, do suggest the possibility of a plan to nationalize slavery or accept Southern secession.


Foreign Policy Democratic Party Republican Party Supreme Court Decision Inaugural Address 
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