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President James Buchanan

    The Man Some Call the Worst President in History

    May 15, 2017

    It’s no surprise that Abraham Lincoln is often ranked the best president in our nation’s history. But did you know there are two presidents who are often ranked neck to neck as the worst?

    One of them is the guy who assumes the presidency following Lincoln’s assassination.

    The other guy? Well, he was the president who came immediately before Abraham Lincoln.

    His name was James Buchanan. And he was so bad that he paved the way for Abraham Lincoln and his historic greatness. So not only is Lincoln a tough act to follow, but as far as history is concerned, he’s a tough act to precede as well.

    James Buchanan is our “president of the week” and is often ranked as the absolute worst president in our nation’s history. You’re about to find out why.

    James Buchanan statue

    Brittany’s son with the James Buchanan statue in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota

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