Aaron V. Their control of the chamber allowed the Republicans to block most of Buchanan's agenda. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Utah territory had been settled by Mormons in the decades preceding Buchanan's presidency, and under the leadership of Brigham Young the Mormons had grown increasingly hostile to federal intervention. Readers React: Coleman suspected Buchanan was having an affair, which led her to break off the engagement.
Buchanan assumed leadership
Hall, Timothy L. He stated, "Before [the abolitionists] commenced this agitation, a very large and growing party existed in several of the slave states in favor of the gradual abolition of slavery; and now not a voice is heard there in support of such a measure. Loewen  and authors Robert P.