Buchanan vs. Lincoln: A Presidential Comparison
No two presidents are viewed as having been more unalike than Buchanan and Lincoln. Historians typically rate Buchanan near the bottom of the list of presidents and Lincoln at the top. This lecture addresses whether these two presidents differed that much, whether the historians’ ratings are justified, and whether there is any merit to such ratings. James Buchanan is an 1809 graduate of Dickinson College.
Fred Greenstein is Professor of Politics Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, presidency, United States history
American Politics | Political History | United States History
Greenstein, Fred. "Buchanan vs. Lincoln: A Presidential Comparison." Ensemble video, 59:24. October 29, 2010. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/Wb2c6LHw