Jimmy Carter (American Presidents (Times)) by Julian E. Zelizer. $16.34. 208 pages. Publisher: Times Books; First Edition edition (September 14, 2010). Publication: September 14, 2010. Author: Julian E. Zelizer. Series - American Presidents (Times)
The Father of the national political party! Road coattails of Ol' Hickory into White House, but couldn't get his own "created" national political party to get him in for 2nd term. Hard economic times didn't help him. The South begins to pull away from the North.
Buchanan resume' does not serve him at WH. Viewed as weakest of all US Pres. While from PA, he leans toward the South in all other respects. Almost entire cabinet is from South. South learned of all Fed matters from his cabinet in planning for secession. Failure to protect Ft. Sumter biggest mistake. Lincoln not served well by lame duck.Pres prior to his inauguration. String of secessions ready to begin.