External Web Sites
Presidents: Life Portraits
This site on American presidents is designed to complement
C-SPAN's twentieth anniversary television series. The page
Buchanan contains facts about his personal life and
public service, and links to documents, online videos,
and a selected bibliography.
President: An Online Reference Resource
The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University
of Virginia presents essays about Buchanan and his life
before, during, and after his presidential terms. It additionally
provides biographical information about the cabinet officials
who served in his administration, as well as information
on Buchanan's private
and public papers.
Directory of the United States Congress: James Buchanan
This publication contains a short biography of every member
of Congress from 1774 to the present, including James Buchanan
who served in the House of Representatives from 1821 to
1831 and in the Senate from 1834 to 1845. It also provides
a selected bibliography and
a list of research
collections related to Buchanan.
James Buchanan Resource Center
This site contains biographical information, an extensive bibliography, images, political cartoons, and a detailed timeline of Buchanan's life. Also presented is a selection of full-text writings by and about Buchanan, including unpublished letters, published biographies, and the edited and collected writings of Buchanan.
The Internet Public Library's POTUS (Presidents of the
United States) Web site provides background information,
election results, a list of cabinet members, and notable
events on each of the presidents. Links to biographies,
historical documents, and other presidential sites also
James Buchanan's historic Wheatland estate is operated
by The James Buchanan Foundation. This site contains information
about the house, biographical information on Buchanan,
related links, and
resources for teachers and students.
The official White House Web site presents a brief biography