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James Buchanan served as America’s 15th president from 1857 to 1861. He was born on April 23,1791 in log cabin in Cove Gap. PA.  Buchanan graduated from Dickinson College in 1809 and studied law in Lancaster, PA.  Buchanan was a federalist began his…

Nat Turner was born a slave in Southampton County, Virginia in 1800. Turner became a preacher and self- proclaimed prophet. He would go on to lead the only successful slave revolt in Virginia history. The revolt left 55 white people in Southampton…
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