James Buchanan Timeline

James Buchanan Timeline
Short Biography of President James Buchanan
Lifespan: 1791 - 1868
Born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
James Buchanan died on June 1, 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Fifteenth President of America - His term in office was from 1857 to 1861 - James Buchanan was never married
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Why was James Buchanan famous?
James Buchanan was famous as the fifteenth President of the United States of America and the only bachelor to ever serve in the White House. An ineffective president, he failed to find a compromise to keep the South from seceding and the Union broke apart. The next US President was Abraham Lincoln.

    1791 Born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania  
         
    1812 The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain. Zachary Taylor served in the War of 1812, Black Hawk, Second Seminole, and Mexican wars  
         
    1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson ends Creek War  
         
    1815-16 Member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1815-16  
         
    1821-31 Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1821-31  
         
    1830 Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens
 
         
    1831 Nat Turner's revolt  
         
    1832 Black Hawk War
Seminole War begins
Department of Indian Affairs established
 
         
    1832-34 Minister to Russia, 1832-34  
         
    1834-45 United States Senator, 1834-45  
         
    1835 Texas War for Independence begins  
         
    1837 Battle of the Alamo  
         
    1838 1838-1839: The Trail of Tears  
         
    1845-49 Secretary of State, 1845-49 (under Polk)  
         
    1846 Mexican-American War begins.  
         
    1853-56 Minister to England, 1853-56  
         
    1857 James Buchanan became the President of the United States of America  
         
    1859 In 1859, John Brown seized the Southern town of Harpers Ferry in Virginia in a futile attempt to spark an uprising of slaves  
         
    1860 The Pony Express was established
The Southern States begin secession
 
         
    1861 The Confederate States of America created in 1861  
         
    1861 The Presidency of James Buchanan ended  
         
    1861 The American Civil War, also called the War between the States, was waged from April 1861 until April 1865. The 4 year war was between the federal government of the United States and 11 Southern states that asserted their right to secede (withdraw) from the Union. Abraham Lincoln was the central figure of the American Civil War.  
         
    1863 Battle of Gettysburg  
         
    1864 Sand Creek Massacre  
         
    1865 Abraham Lincoln assassinated
United States Civil War ends
 
         
    1866 Civil Rights Act of 1866
Ku Klux Klan founded
 
         
    1867 Alaska Purchase from Russia  
         
    1868 James Buchanan died of respiratory failure on June 1, 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery.  
         
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