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James Buchanan

Biography of Secretary of State, James Buchanan

James Buchanan was appointed Secretary of State by President James K. Polk on March 6, 1845. Buchanan entered duty on March 10, 1845, and left the position on M...Read More >>

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A guide to the history of U.S. diplomatic relations with Vietnam.