James Buchanan

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The 15th President of the United States prepared for the job by serving as a senator, an ambassador, and as Secretary of State. He even ran for the presidency four times, finally winning in 1856. Despite all of his experience, he lacked one characteristic of leadership when it came to facing slavery: courage. Your elementary students will learn this and more in PragerU Kids biographical book about James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.

Created for children in 3rd through 5th grade, PragerU’s beautifully illustrated biographical books are packed with facts and fun to teach elementary students about important figures often mischaracterized or forgotten in today’s classrooms.

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James Buchanan