The Commander-in-Chief and the Constitution: James Buchanan and the secession crisis of 1860-61

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The Commander-in-Chief and the Constitution: James Buchanan and the secession crisis of 1860-61

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Title: The Commander-in-Chief and the Constitution: James Buchanan and the secession crisis of 1860-61
Author: Lawrence, Ian
Advisor: Saler, Bethel
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of History
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: During the crucial four-month period from Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 to his inauguration in March 1861, the nation was presented with the threat of secession and civil war. A lame-duck president in James Buchanan was forced to preside over the crisis. Buchanan's goal in those four months was to avoid full-scale hostilities and possibly construct a compromise.
Subject: United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861
Subject: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Subject: Secession -- United States -- History
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5435

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Lawrence, Ian. "The Commander-in-Chief and the Constitution: James Buchanan and the secession crisis of 1860-61". 2010. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/5435.

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