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1: James Buchanan (15th President) 1857-1961 By: Ryan Fuller 2B
3: On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first Southern state to declare its secession and later formed the Confederacy. South Carolina had always been a slave favoring state, long before Buchanan or the Civil War. President Buchanan denied the legal right of states to succeed but held that the Federal Government legally could not prevent them. He hoped that the southern states would want to compromise, but they decide to succeed instead.
5: James Buchanan was given many almost impossible challenges and disputes to overcome during his administration. Some people call him the worst president of all time due to the fact that everything he tried to do failed in some way. | He also did nothing to prevent the southern states from seceding from the Union. He condemned it, but then allowed the South to prepare for war.
6: When the Kansas-Nebraska Act was signed into law, it further pointed the nation into a Civil War. The act itself virtually nullified the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850. Due to the turmoil of this dispute, it caused the | Democratic and Whig party to separate, developing the Republican Party, which split the United States into two major political camps, North (Republican) and South (Democratic).
7: When South Carolina succeeded from the Union on December 20, 1860 it was one of the many causes of the Civil War. The Civil war lasted 4 long and brutal years.