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The Pennsylvania Jameses

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James Buchanan became our 15th president.  Review the primary sources found under resources.  Fill out the NARA forms.  You will need to fill out a form for each source you review.  You must review at least one poster, one political cartoon, one Photo and one song for this activity.  You may use the photo on this page  also.  While review these sources, keep this question in mind.  Would I vote for this man based on what I see.

Use the Venn-diagram to comapare an election poster to a photo of Buchanan.  Use your finding to help you answer the question "Would I vote for this man?"

Interesting fact: Buchanan's sister was married to the brother of Stephen Foster.  Foster was a strong supporter of Buchanan and wrote Buchanan's election songs.

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  • A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor
    Description: This election poater of James Buchanan portrays him as a poor bachelor. This was a gimmick, as buchanan was wealthy. Why do you think they portrayed Buchanan as a poor bachelor?

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  • Fremont's Victory
    Description: This song was written assuming Fremont would win the election. What does this song tell you about Buchanan?

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