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James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War$
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Michael J. Birkner and John W. Quist

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813044262

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813044262.001.0001

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James Buchanan, Dred Scott, and the Whisper of Conspiracy

James Buchanan, Dred Scott, and the Whisper of Conspiracy

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(p.20) 1 James Buchanan, Dred Scott, and the Whisper of Conspiracy
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James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War
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PAUL FINKELMAN

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044262.003.0002

Buchanan publicly offered support, in his inaugural address, for the outcome in Dred Scott before the Supreme Court issued its decision. Buchanan gave this preemptive endorsement after corresponding with Justices John Catron and Robert Grier, from whom he learned of the court’s impending decision. Buchanan’s cynical attempt to influence public opinion in the case undermined his own administration and made the decision even less palatable to most northerners.

Keywords:   Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, Justice Robert Grier, Justice John Catron, Justice Samuel Nelson, Bleeding Kansas, Slavery, Dred Scott case, Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Judicial ethics

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