President Breckinridge In 1857?

Joshism

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"In 1857, a sewage-induced dysentery outbreak in the National Hotel killed three and sickened dozens, including the president-elect."
-Joanne Freeman, Field of Blood

If James Buchanan dies of dysentery in early 1857 and John Breckinridge is inaugurated instead do the events leading up to the Civil War change?
 

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"In 1857, a sewage-induced dysentery outbreak in the National Hotel killed three and sickened dozens, including the president-elect."
-Joanne Freeman, Field of Blood

If James Buchanan dies of dysentery in early 1857 and John Breckinridge is inaugurated instead do the events leading up to the Civil War change?
Well the problem for slave owners is either slaver expands and flourishes or it contradicts and dies.
Slave owners were eager to fight for expanding slavery into Kansas, financing John Walker to seize Nicaragua, and lobbied President Pierce to purchase Cuba from Spain.
Not seeing how any President avoids that issue without angering either the slave owners or those who oppose ( not necessarily Abolitionists) expanding slavery.
No President can assure slave owners after the slave owners saw for themselves that John Brown was seen has a martyr by more then a few Northeners.
Leftyhunter
 

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Buchanan was pretty sympathetic to the Southern point-of-view so I don't see what Breckinridge would do drastically differently.

Ryan
 


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