HEROES: Little Giant's Letter

If Senator Stephen Arnold ("Little Giant") Douglas and President James Buchanan had not quarreled over slavery in Kansas, a united Democracy would have nominated Douglas for President at Charleston in 1860.

If Douglas had had the solid support of his party, including President Buchanan, he would have defeated Abraham Lincoln in the election.

If Douglas had been in the White House in 1861, he would have deprived the South of a pretext to secede, would have held the Union together, would have averted the Civil War.

Ergo, President Buchanan's animosity toward...

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