The First Photographs of US Presidents
Here's your interesting piece of photo trivia 'o the day: John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, was the first president to have his
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James Buchanan for President, 1856 Buchanan, ambassador to the United Kingdom (nicknamed “Old Buck”), was the Democratic Party candidate, along with his vice presidential nominee, John C....
Queen Victoria's Message - Telegraph chart, America and Europe. - Poster commemorating the the first Transatlantic submarine cable exchange between President James Buchanan and Queen Victoria on August 16th, 1858. The September 3, 1858 issue the The Liberator, in the Accessible Archives databases, has an editorial response to this momentous exchange between the American and British leaders. Click for Zoomable Version
James Buchanan. While serving as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature in 1814 when the British army burned Washington D.C. and started their advance on Baltimore, Buchanan quickly enlisted in a militia cavalry troop from Lancaster. His unit was soon moved to assist in the defense of Baltimore. Upon the troop's arrival he volunteered to help gather spare mounts from behind enemy lines and bring them into the American camp.
Mission, Vision, and Goals
President James Buchanan signed Joint Resolution 25 on June 23, 1860 creating GPO. This is original document that is stored at the National Archives.
In the 1850s, African Americans were dismissed from the White House ranks, not to be seen again until after the Civil War. President James Buchanan’s household staff was entirely white. Buchanan specified that the new employees were to be British. He believed that people trained in the British system of domestic service would be less of a threat to his privacy and peace of mind. In his view, they were accustomed to big houses and loyalty was part of their ethic.