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The truth about Siam’s offer of elephants to fight for Abraham Lincoln in the American Civil War

When President James Buchanan of the United States penned a letter to King Mongkut (Rama IV) in May 1859 and included 192 books of US government publications in the accompanying package, the resultant reply from the Siamese monarch has led to some misconceptions which continue to this day. 889 more words

Southeast Asian History

A Customary Calvinist Vitiation

Keith Mathison presents some information about James Buchanan (not an endorsement of Mathison or Ligonier or R.C. Sproul):

“James Buchanan (1804-1870) was both a minister and Reformed theologian.

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Tolerant Calvinists

Evaluating the Creative Powers of a Free Civilization

Featured image is Novgorod Marketplace, by Appolinary Vasnetsov.

Few phrases capture F. A. Hayek’s vision of emergent order more concisely than “The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization,” the second chapter of  3,600 more words


Dissent Between Two Presidents

Leading up to President James Polk’s May 13, 1846 announcement of the Mexican-American War, tension arose between President Polk and the Secretary of State, James Buchanan. 378 more words

Andrew Jackson

The Start of the Mexican-American War

On the evening of April 24, 1846, Captain Seth Thornton and 68 American dragoons “went to confirm intelligence that a Mexican military force had crossed the Rio Grande” just miles away from where Brigadier General Zachary Taylor was camped. 397 more words

War Of 1812


June 1st in history:

Kentucky became the 15th state in the Union on June 1st, 1792. It took four more years before a 16th star was put on the flag – for Tennessee, admitted on June 1st, 1796. 117 more words

Today In History

Mexican-American War 170th: U.S. Congress Declares War

As the crow flew, about 1,000 miles separated Zachary Taylor’s forces along the Rio Grande and Washington, D.C.

Waiting for word in Washington City, President James Polk grew impatient. 1,009 more words