If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel in returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
With the American Civil War preparing to knock at the door of the White House, James Buchanan was looking forward to returning to his home near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Abraham Lincoln would take office and face the most intense trials and challenges of any American President.