15) JAMES BUCHANAN
President from 1857-61
The only President to remain a lifelong bachelor.
Made a commitment to only serve one term in office.
Got the nickname `doughface' because of his non-commital attitude to slavery: he was personally anti- but believed it was up to the individual states to make their own decisions.
His non-stance regarding slavery set the stage for the Civil War with ountry tearing itself apart over the issue.
Regarded as the worst president in US history. Up to now.
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