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Franklin Pierce Fast Facts

Fourteenth President of the United States

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Franklin Pierce, Fourteenth President of the United States

Franklin Pierce, Fourteenth President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for Franklin Pierce. For more in depth information, you can also read the Franklin Pierce Biography

Birth: November 23, 1804

Death: October 8, 1869

Term of Office: March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

First Lady: Jane Means Appleton

Franklin Pierce Quote: "The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Gadsden Purchase (1853)
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
  • Ostend Manifesto (1854)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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Franklin Pierce Biography
Take a more in depth look at the fourteenth president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

Bleeding Kansas
The Kansas-Nebraska Act gave the settlers in the newly organized territories of Kansas and Nebraska the power to decide for themselves whether or not to permit slavery. This bill helped increase the debate over slavery. The increasingly bitter fighting between pro- and anti-slavery forces would cause the region to be named Bleeding Kansas.

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