TITLE

James Buchanan

PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Irish Heroes & Heroines of America;2004, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
The article profiles James Buchanan, a U.S. president and an Irish American. History remembers Buchanan primarily for the end of his term, when he was faced with the actions that led to the start of the Civil War. However, Buchanan, like many modern presidents, was interested in foreign policy. He negotiated a treaty with China and established relations with Japan and Siam, now Thailand. He also directed discussions to restrain the British from searching vessels in American waters and eased tensions between Britain, Nicaragua and Honduras. However, Buchanan did not attain the one foreign policy achievement he most desired--the addition of Cuba to the territory of the U.S.
ACCESSION #
19756649

 

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