Facebook Icon The letter F. Polk shared many of Buchanan's foreign policy views, and Buchanan was offered the position of Secretary of State in the Polk administration. Davis W. In his third annual message, Buchanan claimed that the slaves were "treated with kindness and humanity. Of course, none have been openly gay, and almost every president, except for two, have been married to women.
Peck was acquitted by the Senate. Buchanan sought to be the clear leader of the cabinet, and chose men who would agree with his views. Douglas at the Democratic National Convention. New York Times Company.
However, the Democratic committee members, as well as Democratic witnesses, were equally enthusiastic in their pursuit of Buchanan, and as pointed in their condemnations, as the Republicans.