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  • President James Buchanan and Southern Secession
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    President James Buchanan and Southern Secession

    History professors John Quist and Michael Birkner talked about President James Buchanan’s time in office and his inability to stop southern states from seceding from the Union. This talk…

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  • First Ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane
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    First Ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane

    Ann Covell and Feather Schwartz Foster talked about the life and influence of first ladies Jane Pierce and Harriet Lane. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the…

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  • Life Portrait of James Buchanan
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    Life Portrait of James Buchanan

    In the fifteenth in a series on American presidents, guests talked about the life and career of James Buchanan. Mr. Reisner and Professor Keller talked about Buchanan’s presidency and the history…

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  • James Buchanan Memorial
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    James Buchanan Memorial

    Historian Richard Norton Smith talked about the monument in Washington, D.C., to President James Buchanan, which was unveiled in Meridian Hill Park in 1930. Funds for the memorial were provided by the will of…

    787 views
  • Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration
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    Political Climate During President James Buchanan Administration

    Edna Medford talked about the political climate of America during President Buchanan’s term, which ended immediately before the start of the Civil War but included the secession of South…

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  • Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour
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    Pennsylvania Presidential Sites Tour

    Richard Norton Smith conducted a tour of presidential sites. A C-SPAN videojournalist accompanied the group. Included are the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, grave site of President James Buchanan and his home,…

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  • James Buchanan Biographical Vignette
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    James Buchanan Biographical Vignette

    A short summary was given of the accomplishments and life history of James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861.

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  • Political Career of James Buchanan
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    Political Career of James Buchanan

    Donald Ritchie talked about President Buchanan’s career as a congressman, senator and as secretary of state. Among the issues addressed were his work for the Democratic Party, his work in…

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  • James Buchanan and Mercersburg
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    James Buchanan and Mercersburg

    Mr. Reisner talked about President Buchanan’s birthsite at Cove Gap, Pennsylvania and about the cabin in which he was born. The cabin had been moved twice and now sits on the grounds of…

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  • 19th Century Presidential Photography
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    19th Century Presidential Photography

    Ms. Panzer talked about the art of 19th century photography and discussed the presidential photographs in the collection at the National Portrait Gallery.

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  • James Buchanans Career
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    James Buchanan's Career

    Professor Birkner and Mr. Binder talked about the political career of President Buchanan. They covered his early career as a diplomat in Europe and his life as a “Jacksonian” federalist in…

    258 views
  • Washington Journal
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    Washington Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Buchanan Cities
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    Buchanan Cities

    The C-SPAN school buses stopped in Buchanan, Michigan and Buchanan, New York. Buchanan, Michigan was named after President Buchanan when he was a Senator and Buchanan, New York was named…

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  • Life Portrait of James Buchanan

    Life Portrait of James Buchanan

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