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.

  1791Born on April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 
     
  1812The 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 
     
  1814Treaty of Fort Jackson ends Creek War 
     
  1815-16Member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1815-16 
     
  1821-31 Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1821-31 
     
  1830Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens
 
     
  1831Nat Turner's revolt 
     
  1832Black Hawk War
Seminole War begins
Department of Indian Affairs established
 
     
  1832-34Minister to Russia, 1832-34 
     
  1834-45United States Senator, 1834-45 
     
  1835Texas War for Independence begins 
     
  1837Battle of the Alamo 
     
  18381838-1839: The Trail of Tears 
     
  1845-49Secretary of State, 1845-49 (under Polk) 
     
  1846Mexican-American War begins. 
     
  1853-56Minister to England, 1853-56 
     
  1857James Buchanan became the President of the United States of America 
     
  1859In 1859, John Brown seized the Southern town of Harpers Ferry in Virginia in a futile attempt to spark an uprising of slaves 
     
  1860The Pony Express was established
The Southern States begin secession
 
     
  1861The Confederate States of America created in 1861 
     
  1861The Presidency of James Buchanan ended 
     
  1861The 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. 
     
  1863Battle of Gettysburg 
     
  1864Sand Creek Massacre 
     
  1865Abraham Lincoln assassinated
United States Civil War ends
 
     
  1866Civil Rights Act of 1866
Ku Klux Klan founded
 
     
  1867Alaska Purchase from Russia 
     
  1868James Buchanan died of respiratory failure on June 1, 1868 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery. 
     
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