The 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, is notable for all the wrong reasons.  He has often been labeled “the worst president” because of his actions (or rather his lack of action) leading up to the Civil War. If you will be doing a James Buchanan unit study or a general presidential study, you may want to include this writing prompt activity. Remind your student how to use adjectives properly.

James Buchanan Writing Prompt
Writing Prompt: Although Buchanan is often called “the worst president,” what are three adjectives that you think should describe an effective president?