Monday, February 18, 2008

Homosexual U.S. President And What About Abraham Lincoln

James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States and was the only "bachelor".
He was also known as America's least effective President.

For 16 years in Washington, D.C., prior to the presidency, James Buchanan lived with William Rufus King, who was later Vice President under Franklin Pierce in 1853. King was referred to by Andrew Jackson as "Miss Nancy," while Aaron V. Brown called him "Buchanan's better half." Buchanan actually wrote long, intimate letters to King.

There were many rumors at the time that Buchanan was a homosexual. He is the only president to never marry. But whether or not he was a homosexual continues to be a point of heated debate between historians.

And although Buchannan was for expanding slavery to the northern states, he was also said to have purchased slaves and sending them north to their freedom. It would be interesting to know if those slaves were all males.
Most Americans are aware that President Abraham Lincolm freed slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation. But did you know that the 52 year old presidential candidate created the Republican Party to oppose the expansion of slavery to northern states. He is also the President who made Thansgiving an enduring national holiday, and pardoned the first turkey which he named "Jack."

More interesting presidential facts on youtube piece below.

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