James Buchanan & Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791June 1, 1868, ) was the 15th President of the United States (1857–1861). Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804October 8, 1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853–1857) and is the only President from New Hampshire. /5
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I have him ranked as worst in history behind James Buchanan & Franklin Pierce. And I am a president history buff
Exactly. Everyone always forgets how bad Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan were as presidents.
Also: Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan don't get villified nearly enough. Easily among worst Presidents.
And, Polk looked like a vampire, Ulysses S. Grant was hawt, James Buchanan had a faux hawk, and Franklin Pierce looked like a sissy.
Doesn't help when St. John's struggles with Franklin Pierce. I'm afraid to ask what happens when they play James Buchanan.
Though is our current President Millard Fillmore or Franklin Pierce? Or worse.James Buchanan?
Until Barack Obama, James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce were our most indecisive presidents.
Franklin Pierce “Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.” James Buchanan “The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there”
Random Trivia: William R. King held the highest elected office of any Alabamian, having served as Vice President under Franklin Pierce. He took his oath in Cuba 20 days after Pierce's inauguration, the only instance in which a VP took the oath on foreign soil. It was feared he was dying of tuberculosis, so the Congress passed a special act to allow the swearing-in. He returned to his plantation shortly thereafter and died within two days, never making it to Washington or performing official duties. It's also speculated that the Vice President had a relationship with the man who would later become the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan. They lived together for ten years and Buchanan was left alone after King was made Minister to France. Buchanan wrote to a friend, "I am now solitary and alone, having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not been successful with any of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone, and [I] should not ...
You're saying he's worse than Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, etc etc?
When i was in school we used to get Feb 12th off for Lincoln's birthday and Feb. 22nd off for Washington's. This all change when congress created President's Day. Since then I never have to sure who the holiday is now meant to honor. Is it both Lincoln and Washington or is it all Presidents. If its all Presidents then I have a problem. There are a couple of Presidents that don't deserve any type of honor in fact they should insert asterisk after any reference to President Day to let everyone know that this Holiday in no way honors James Buchanan, Warren Harding, Millard Fillmore, and Franklin Pierce. I would add Richard Nixon to the list but he did open up trade with China. Out of the 44 men that have held this office there have been some men that were great, some near great, some were average, and some were failures. Except for one most of the men were honest. Some were religious and others not. Some had happy marriages and others not. Most were heterosexual but one was not. I guess in a democ ...
By the way, happy President's Day. My favorite president: Franklin Pierce. President No. 14 had a sorry life, and turned to booze for a crutch. But he stuck out his term despite his emotional trauma in his life (And it was considerable, including the loss of a child). And he wasn't close to being the disaster that James Buchanan, No. 15, was. Plus, the second President Franklin did a pretty good job.
I would never want to be president of the Unites States. The position is one that I can not even begin to understand the sacrifice and dedication needed. I may not have agreed with each of the presidents listed below, but each gave of their time and talent and skills to try and make the United States a better place. I bow my head in prayer of thanksgiving for each of these souls: George Washington (1789-1797) John Adams (1797-1801) Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) James Madison (1809-1817) James Monroe (1817-1825) John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) William H. Harrison (1841) John Tyler (1841-1845) James K. Polk (1841-1849) Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) James Buchanan (1857-1861) Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) James A. Garfield (1881) Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893 .. ...
Yes instead of Lincoln or Washington but Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, James Polk and Chester Arthur as well ;)
The bottom ten are James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, George W. Bush, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Zachary Taylor, and John Tyler. Because William Henry Harrison (32 days) and James A. Garfield (200 days, incapacitated after 119 days) both died shortly after taking office, they are sometimes omitted from presidential rankings. Zachary Taylor also died after serving as president for only 16 months, but is usually included. In the case of these three, it is not clear if they received low rankings due to their actions as president, or becau
Read a guy call Barrack Obama the WORST president in the history of the US. More worse than James Buchanan, Millard Filmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Franklin Pierce, John Tyler. All lazy cowards and most of them supporters of SLAVERY! I love hearing people's arguments against Obama. Very seldom do I hear a good one. He aint perfect, and he aint the best, but worst?!
Thumbs up if you're against dough faces like James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce.
"Happy Thanksgiving Sarah Hale... Her advocacy for the national holiday began in 1846 and lasted 17 years before it was successful.In support of the proposed national holiday, she wrote letters to five Presidents of the United States: Zachary Taylor, Millard Filmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln. Her initial letters failed to persuade, but the letter she wrote to Lincoln did convince him to support legislation establishing a national holiday of Thanksgiving in 1863. The new national holiday was considered a unifying day after the stress of the American Civil War. PS She is also the author of "Mary had a Little Lamb" & helped complete the Bunker Hill Monument." ~ Lawrence History Center
George Clooney applauds Ben Affleck's selection as Batman like when Franklin Pierce was happy James Buchanan was a worse president than he
Our Presidents - In Their Own Words- A July Mini-Theme. Monday, July 8TH, 2013. Milliard Fillmore - " God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure... till we get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world." Franklin Pierce - " I believe that involuntary servitude, as it exists in different states of our confederacy, is recognized by The Constitution.. I believe that it stand like any other admitted right, and that the STATES where it exists are entitled to effective remedies to enforce the Constitutional provisions." James Buchanan - " Whatever the result may be, I will carry to my grave that I, at least, meant well for my country." Next Time - Abraham Lincoln,Andrew Johnson and Ulysses Grant .
Mr. Sheridan asked who are the 5 best presidents. A very good question on Presidents' Day. I can name my choices pretty easily as i am sure you can. But can u name the five worst. Just curious to hear what people have to say. My picks are as follows and I had to do a bit of research to get to my conclusions. 1. Herbert Hoover- Great Depression 2. George W. Bush- Great Recession 3. Nixon- brilliant, but a morally bankrupt 4. Franklin Pierce-ineffective and pickled drunk. 5. James Buchanan-Civil War
On my genetic mothers side the closest genetic famous person is... Warren Buffet. He's not that close however. He nd I have some more historical relatives in our shared branch of that family: Luke the Evangelist, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, Prince Philip, Susan Sarandon. My closed paternal genetic famous person is Malcolm Gladwell. He's actually pretty close on the tree. We are not too far away from Mario Batali and ... Stephen Colbert. Farther down the paternal tree are Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. and a bit further out on that chain are Charlie Rose, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, John Adams, John Quincy Adams. It's important that I note that these are not time lines of relation but degrees of genetic difference away from common genome we have.
Inaugural Trivia Firsts and facts about presidential inaugurations by Christine Frantz and Beth Rowen _ NOTABLE INAUGURAL EVENTS George Washington's was the shortest inaugural address at 135 words. (1793) Thomas Jefferson was the only president to walk to and from his inaugural. He was also the first to be inaugurated at the Capitol. (1801) The first inaugural ball was held for James Madison. (1809) John Quincy Adams was the first president sworn in wearing long trousers. (1825) Franklin Pierce was the first president to affirm rather than swear the oath of office (1853). Herbert Hoover followed suit in 1929. William H. Harrison's was the longest inaugural address at 8,445 words.(1841) The first inauguration to be photographed was James Buchanan's.(1857) Abraham Lincoln was the first to include African-Americans in his parade. (1865) James Garfield's mother was the first to attend her son's inauguration. (1881) William Mckinley's inauguration was the first ceremony to be recorded by a motion picture camer ...
I don't know -- is Obama's presidency really worse than fellow Democrats Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan?
James Buchanan Here You go for you true historians! For many years in Washington, D.C. prior to the presidency, James Buchanan lived with William Rufus King, who was earlier Vice President under Franklin Pierce in 1853. King was referred to by Andrew Jackson as "Miss Nancy" while Aaron Brown called him "Buchanan's better half." Buchanan actually wrote long, intimate letters to King. There were many rumors at the time that Buchanan was a homosexual. He is, after all, the only president to never marry in his life. But whether or not he was a homosexual continues to be a point of heated debate between historians. (Steve Tally discusses King and Buchanan's relationship in more depth in his book Bland Ambition: From Adams to Quayle--The Cranks, Criminals, Tax Cheats, and Golfers Who Made It to Vice President.)" "Some historians have speculated that King may have been homosexual, and that he had a long-term intimate relationship with President-to-be James Buchanan (it is not disputed that the two lived together ...
is starting construction today on Mount Passless. On it will be the sculpted faces of James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, John Tyler and Chester Aruther with his awesome mutton chops.
Nothing?? By far, President Obama is NO Warren G. Harding, James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, or Richard Nixon which in my opinion are some of the worst presidents America has ever had. I just dont understand how people can update their statuses and say Obama is such a horrible President and that hes done nothing when in response he has: 1.) Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that Passed Wall street Reform. 2.) Entered a 2008 Recession that no one can blame Obama for, considering it was a 2008 Recession, and Obama didnt even really take office until Early February of 2009. 3.) He ENDED the war in Iraq. 4.) Sent the order to Eliminate Osama Bin Ladin which he was successful at. 5.) Began to breakdown and get our troops out of Afghanistan and keep some sort of Peace. 6.) turned around the Automotive Industry and provided more than 100,000 people with jobs. 7.) Passed the Stimulus. 8.) Gave a DEFINITE reasonable amount of money to Charitable funds. I know that Obama might not ...
It’s the day after the election. While we have just re-elected the 44th President of the United States, when Washington Duke completed his home in 1852, our nation had just picked its 14th President. The family did not move off the property until 1874. Here is a quick summary of how the elections went during their time on the homestead. Like we mentioned earlier, 1852 just happened to be an election year, with Franklin Pierce winning to become the 14th President. He was followed by James Buchanan who took office in 1857. Recognize the name? You should. This is the man Buck Duke was named after. 1861 saw the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as well as the start of the Civil War. President Lincoln faced a task no President before him could have fathomed – the task of reuniting our nation. Re-elected in 1864, President Lincoln only served three and a half months of his term before his assassination on April 15th, 1865. Vice President Andrew Johnson then became the 17th President of the United States, tak ...
Best Answer . 12 Presidents have served only a single complete elected term - John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, James K Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Rutherford B Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. Four Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry S Truman and Lyndon B Johnson - have succeeded to the Presidency through death, and then gone on to serve a single elected term of their own. Three presidents served only one full term but were elected to second terms which they could not complete . - Abraham Lincoln and William Mckinley served only a few weeks or months of their second terms before being assassinated, and Richard M Nixon, resigned 19 months into his second term. Five Presidents - William H Harrison, Zachary Taylor, James A. Garfield, Warren G Harding, and John F. Kennedy - died during their first terms and so had no opportunity to seek a second. Five Presidents - John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andre ...
Please see James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, Franklin Pierce, John Tyler, etc, before you point a finger at a black guy.
Lol, how does slavery have anything to do with this election? Are we electing James Buchanan or Franklin Pierce here?
Lol G W Bush is considered one of the worst presidents ever. Along with James Buchanan and Franklin Pierce
Enough of the obama is the worst talk .here is the facts The C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership consists of rankings from a group of presidential historians and "professional observers of the presidency" who ranked presidents in a number of categories initially in 2000 and more recently in 2009. With some minor variation, both surveys found that historians consider Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Franklin D. Roosevelt the three best presidents by a wide margin and William Henry Harrison (to a lesser extent), Warren G. Harding, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, George W. Bush and James Buchanan the worst.
In less than 48 hours the polls will close and the vote count will begin. Think about this: If you haven't voted yet you get to go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for either the ignonimous choice of Barack Hussein Obama or the better choice of Mitt Romney. Romney can keep your children and grandchildren from growing up in a devastated bankrupt country. If you vote for the empty suit you will be casting your vote for a man who heads up an unenviable list that includes Jimmy Carter, James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Warren G. Harding, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce and John Tyler. That's right, Teleprompter Man tops the list of the 8 worst presidents of the United States. Your children and grandchildren are counting on you. Don't let them down.
Today's random trivia . . . James Buchanan is the only U.S. president who never married. He did come close however. In 1819, at the age of 28, Buchanan became engaged to Anne C. Coleman, the daughter of a Pennsylvania iron magnate. He eventually called it off for undisclosed reasons and his former fiancée died soon afterward, possibly a suicide. During his early political career, Buchanan lived with Senator William R. King of Alabama, a fellow bachelor and the future Vice President to his presidential predecessor, Franklin Pierce. This caused a great deal of speculation about Buchanan’s purported sexuality, which continues to this day. The lady who served as Buchanan's First Lady was his niece, Harriet Lane, who had been under Buchanan’s guardianship since she was 12 years old. At that time, her mother (Buchanan’s sister) had died, leaving her orphaned. Fifteen years later, she was the natural selection for Buchanan’s First Lady, having traveled with him when he was an ambassador to Great B ...
Since it's only 14 days until the election, let's honor our 14th President, Franklin Pierce. He made James Buchanan look competent!
is so depressed that the best the U.S. democratic system can produce as presidential candidates are an incumbent who is as effective as an amalgamation of Jimmy Carter, Warren Harding, Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, and Franklin Pierce; and challenger who blends all of the worst qualities of Dan Quayle, Sarah Palin, Spiro T. Agnew, Thomas Eagleton, and Joe Biden.
When the area that is now New Mexico was still under Spanish control and,later, Mexican control, the Native Americans from various New Mexican pueblos were given canes by the Spaniards and Mexicans as a symbol of their authority within the pueblo. Pueblo governors were elected and presented with the canes. These canes became an important symbol of the soveriegnty of the pueblos that was recognized by Spain and, eventually, New Mexico. When New Mexico became an official U.S. Territory, five presidents (James K. Polk, Zacharay Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan) took office without recognizing the soverignty of New Mexico's pueblos. Abraham Lincoln, however, did recognize, not only the soverignty of the pueblos, but also the important tradition of the canes. He had canes made out of ebony and capped in silver and had these canes presented to the various governors thoughout New Mexico's pueblos. Today, these canes are still used in ceremony and carried by pueblo tribal leaders. One ...
While whipping delegate votes for Franklin Pierce, Sununu claims James Buchanan lied about price of his gown.
Does anyone else remember this song from 3rd grade? "The father of our country, George Washington was one. Two was John Adams, then Thomas Jefferson. Then James Madison, and also James Monroe. John Quincy Adams was number six, you know. Andrew Jackson was the seventh in line. And Martin Van Buren followed Andy's time. William Henry Harrison was next at number nine. John Tyler, James Polk; the states were doin' fine. Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce. As James Buchanan left, things were getting pretty fierce. Abraham Lincoln went to war so we could be One nation living in peace and liberty. Andrew Johnson was the boss in those days, Then Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes. James A. Garfield was the twentieth dude, And Chester A. Arthur showed his aptitude. Grover Cleveland was the president then. Then Benjamin Harrison, and Grover went again. William Mckinley demonstrated his skill, Then Theodore Roosevelt charged up the hill. The next in line was William Howard Taft, Then Woodrow Wi ...
"I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to the president, anyway.I think attorneys are so busy -- you know they're always taught to argue everything, and always weight everything -- weigh both sides. They are always devil's advocating this and bifurcating this and bifurcating that. You know all that stuff."- Clint Eastwood List of U.S. Presidents that were Lawyers John Adams,Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren ,John Tyler, James Polk, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincholn, Rutherford Hayes, Chester Arthur,Grover Cleaveland, Benjamin Harrison,William McKinely,William Taft,Woodrow Wilson ,Calvin Coolidge,Franklin Roosevelt,Richard Nixion ,Gerald Ford,Bill Clinton , and Barrack Obama ** Mitt Romney has a law degree from Harvard Law.
Think about the last one before Obama, he caused all the problems, starting a fake war, and now they want to blame it all on Obama.Really? This is so sad. Those *** can't even use a calendar. If it wasn't for Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan, GW would easily be the worst president in US history. Two wars, housing crisis, Financial Crisis and a drop in US prestige abroad. Miss you? I'm trying to forget you.Bush and Romney (two of a kind)
It is rumored but not verified that America's 15th president James Buchanan was romantically involved with Franklin Pierce's Vice President, William de Vane King. The two were commonly referred to by other members of Congress as "Miss Nancy and Aunt Fancy." Buchanan is also the only bachelor ever elected president.
I've worked hard to make sure Jimmy Carter, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan arent considered the worst president
George Washington: Overrated. John Adams: One term loser. Thomas Jefferson: Philosophical *** who was in love with farmers. James Madison: Jefferson lapdog. James Monroe: Monroe Doctrine, LOL. John Quincy Adams: Like father, like son! Andrew Jackson: Racist Indian killer. Martin Van Buren: Sucked. William Henry Harrison: Good job with that inauguration speech, LOL! John Tyler: Meh. James K. Polk: Yeah, thanks for bringing the great state of Texas into America! Zachary Taylor: Fail. Millard Fillmore: LOL, who? Franklin Pierce: Scrub. James Buchanan: No opinion. Abraham Lincoln: Freakish, gangly giant who got what was coming to him. Andrew Johnson: Badass. Ulysses S. Grant: Alcoholic and corrupt. Rutherford B. Hayes: They'll let anyone be President, won't they? James Garfield: Like...the famous cat? Chester A. Arthur: It must suck to be remembered as the President NOBODY remembers. Grover Cleveland: No complaints, surprisingly. Benjamin Harrison: Lame. Grover Cleveland: On second thought, yeah, he kinda s ...
Have been doing a search on the Top 10 Worst Presidents - very interesting: 1.) James Buchanan (D) 2.) Warren G. Harding (R) 3. Andrew Johnson (He was a Democrat - ran as a Republican with Lincoln- and was impeached by the Republicans. 4.) Franklin Pierce (D) 5.) Millard Fillmore (Whig/ opposed Lincoln) 6.) John Tyler (Dem/Whig) 7.) Ulysses S. Grant (Rep./wanted to eliminate Confederate Nationalism & slavery. His presidency was marred by the depression (Panic of 1873). 8.) William Henry Harrison (Whig) He died after one month in office. 9.) Richard Nixon (R) tied with: 9.) Herbert Hoover (R) His failure to stop the downword economic spiral led him to be put on the top ten worst list. He laid the groundwork for FDR's "New Deal". Truman used him to help make the Fed. Bureaucracy more efficient through the "Hoover Commission). 10.) Zachary Taylor (Whig who owned slaves while in office).
Presidents Jazz Rivero George Washington was our first president, John Adams was the White House’s first resident. Thomas Jefferson died with John Adams at the same time, Then came J. Madison who came to rise. James Monroe made Illinois a state, John Q. Adams’s mom was worried he’d have an alcoholic fate. President Jackson beat a man with a cane, And Martin Van Buren invented O.K. William Henry Harrison died in 30 days, John Tyler, with 15 kids, on his bed, he must lay. James Polk was not popular, Zachary Taylor died of throat infection so his term was not as far. Millard Filmore made a permanent library though he recently learned to read, And no chin Franklin Pierce fell off his steed. James Buchanan did not marry at all, Abraham Lincoln won us the Civil War, and he was really tall. Andrew Johnson was a tailor, Ulysses S Grant’s original abbreviations were HUG, so he felt like a failure. Rutherford B. Hayes won by one vote, Abram Garfield died of blood poisoning after a gunshot, so for him, we mo ...
For the record: James Buchanan oversaw the United States when the South seceded and helped cause it by refusing to take a strong position on slavery, playing a crucial role the most bloody and horrific war in American history. Andrew Johnson had almost no legislative accomplishments, undermined the Reconstruction effort, and ultimately almost found himself wound up thrown out of office by a Congress controlled by his party with super-majorities in BOTH houses. Franklin Pierce was a fundamental failure as President and contributed to the divide on slavery, so much that he was replaced on the ticket by his party with no other than James Buchanan (whose accomplishments are noted above). Hoover saw the collapse of the financial markets that led to the Great Depression, and basically reacted in no way, helping worsen a crisis that would plunge the world in an economic calamity that has not been seen since. One of these four presidents is the worst in US history. Pick whomever you like, but given that Bush and ...
For fifteen years in Washington, D.C., before his presidency, Buchanan lived with his close friend, Alabama Senator William Rufus King. King became Vice President under Franklin Pierce. He became ill and died shortly after Pierce's inauguration, four years before Buchanan became President. B...
Is President Obama worse than James Buchanan or Franklin Pierce? Just wondering.
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