Sentence Examples with the word president buchanan

Early in 1859 President Buchanan had recommended the step to Congress, which did not respond.

The legislature of Virginia appointed him a commissioner to confer with President Buchanan and arrange, if possible, for the maintenance of the status quo in the matter of Fort Sumter, in Charleston harbour; but his efforts were unavailing.

The bill was finally passed by the Senate on the 20th of February 1861, and was signed by President Buchanan on the 2nd of March following.

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This bill passed both houses, but was vetoed in February 1859 by President Buchanan on the ground that it would cause friction between the states, that it would be uneconomical, that it might encourage fraudulent speculation, that it would injure existing institutions, and that it was unconstitutional.