In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about Buchanan’s legacy includes how he responded to the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Initiated by his predecessor, President Franklin Pierce, the act allowed settlers to decide if they were Free-Soil (anti-slavery) or pro-slavery. To end the violence between pro and anti-slavery settlers, Buchanan promoted the Lecompton Constitution, a pro-slavery document. Kansas voters rejected the document by 11,812 votes to 1,926 votes.
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