10 US Presidents EVERYBODY Hated

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8. James Buchanan

James Buchanan is known as one of the worst US presidents, and for good reasons. Buchanan was in charge during the buildup to the Civil War, and he did nothing to prevent it.

Buchanan was a staunch advocate of slavery, going so far as to defend it in his inaugural address. When the Southern states started seceding from the Union, the former president refused to take any action against them.

He was more concerned with maintaining peace than abolishing slavery, so his inaction eventually led to the Civil War. So yes, it’s pretty hard to understand how anyone could see him as a good president when he let such a major conflict happen on his watch.

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