James Buchanan

James Buchanan

by Michael Burgan

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Children's Literature - Heather Kinard
Becoming the fifteenth president of the United States was no easy task for James Buchanan. His road to the White House began in a log cabin where he was the second of eleven children. He was an excellent student, but with a mischievous side which resulted in his expulsion from school. Eventually, James became a lawyer, arguing cases for the county government, which sparked his interest in the world of politics. He served in the state and federal government before deciding to run for the ultimate office of United States President. It would take three tries before he would succeed. As President he faced many challenges including the nation's division over slavery and the threat of a civil war. He also has the unique distinction of being the only President to remain a bachelor. This book is one in the "Presidents and Their Times" series, which examines the life and times of each United States President, revealing childhood experiences, formative events of each president's term, and a glimpse of life after the presidency. This book contains a glossary of terms, a bibliography, historical photographs, and a time line and would be ideal for use in researching the life and presidency of James Buchanan. Reviewer: Heather Kinard

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Presidents and Their Times 4 Series
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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