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Buchanan's Inaugural Invitation
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An ornate invitation to Buchanan's inaugural ball, 1857. Although an experienced politician, Buchanan's presidency was marked by his inability to adequately address the increasing sectional controversies over slavery.

Credit: Library of Congress

An ornate invitation to Buchanan's inaugural ball, 1857. Although an experienced politician, Buchanan's presidency was marked by his inability to adequately address the increasing sectional controversies over slavery.

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