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James Buchanan

(1791—1868) American Democratic statesman, 15th President of the US 1857–61

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US Democratic statesman, 15th President of the USA (1857–61). He consistently leaned towards the pro-slavery side in the developing dispute over slavery. Towards the end of his term the issue grew more fraught and he retired from politics in 1861.

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