James Buchanan quotes talk about his time as president where he discussed the constitution of America and liberty of its citizens. He joined a list of presidents who uttered the same thing when it came to the government and religion, that separation is paramount. Other men who felt as he did include James K Polk and Thomas Jefferson just to name a few. America has long held this stance that is a large part of their constitution. Below are a number of James Buchanan quotes to read.
"The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men."
"I am the last President of the United States!"
"There is nothing stable but Heaven and the Constitution."
"Our union rests upon public opinion, and can never be cemented by the blood of its citizens shed in civil war."
"The Government of the United States possesses no power whatever over the question of religion."
"If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed."
"Liberty must be allowed to work out its natural results; and these will, ere long, astonish the world."
"All the friends that I loved and wanted to reward are dead, and all the enemies that I hated and I had marked out for punishment are turned to my friends."
"If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in this country."
James Buchanan Biography
James Buchanan was a lawyer who later turned politician and was the 15th President of the United States of America. He had also served as the Secretary of State and represented Pennsylvania in the House and U.S. Congress. Buchanan was also one of many who fought against slavery as it came to its close. He died on June 1st, 1868 from pneumonia at the age of 77 years. He lost the presidency to Abraham Lincoln after serving one term in office, from 1857 to 1861.
James Buchanan Facts
James Buchanan facts included he was the only president who never married. The house where he grew up as a young boy was turned into the James Buchanan Hotel in later years. He once had the opportunity to be a member of the Supreme Court and was nicknamed “doughface” because of his ideals. He made attempts to buy Cuba but failed to do so. These are just a few of the more known facts about the former president.