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Johnson - pre Presidency

When he was in the U.S. House, he voted against the Smithsonian, against expanding the U.S. Patent Office, against federal spending for improved roads and railroads. 196 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Founder of Public Choice Theory Passes Away

The great economist Gordon Tullock passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Along with his longtime collaborator, Nobel Prize winner James Buchanan, Tullock was one of the founders of public choice theory, the application of economic models to the study of politics. 1,174 more words

Leadership In Economics

January 1861


Georgia militia seized Fort Pulaski.


Alabama militia seized Forts Morgan and Gaines.

President James Buchanan dispatched the civilian merchant vessel Star of the West… 953 more words

Abraham Lincoln

March 1861


The Confederate government assumed control over affairs around Charleston, South Carolina. President Davis appointed General P.G.T. Beauregard to command the region.

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Abraham Lincoln

December 1860


President Buchanan directed Secretary of War John Floyd to reinforce federal forts in the southern states, but Floyd convinced him to revoke the order. 421 more words

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Ghost of James Buchanan Thanks President Obama, Then Breathes Sigh of Relief

Dr. Laird Spectre of the Paranormal Institute has determined that the ghost of James Buchanan has breathed a sigh of relief.  Spectre claims that he has incontrovertible proof of an encounter with the former President.   275 more words

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