Franklin Pierce in uniform, 1852 Half plate daguerreotype of Franklin Pierce in uniform as a Brigadier General in the Mexican-American War, 1852. ”

Franklin Pierce in uniform, 1852 Half plate daguerreotype of Franklin Pierce in uniform as a Brigadier General in the Mexican-American War, 1852. ”

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Franklin Pierce - Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce--a New Englander--hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union.

Franklin Pierce - Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce--a New Englander--hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union.

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Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), the wife of President Pierce in mourning for her 12-year-old son who died two months before Pierce's inauguration as president in 1853.

Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), the wife of President Pierce in mourning for her 12-year-old son who died two months before Pierce's inauguration as president in 1853.

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Franklin Pierce (aka "Handsome Frank") born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce was elected to the United States Senate in 1837, and became the the 14th U.S. President.

Franklin Pierce (aka "Handsome Frank") born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce was elected to the United States Senate in 1837, and became the the 14th U.S. President.

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Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853-1857) known as the worst president of the united states. 1804-1869

Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853-1857) known as the worst president of the united states. 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce - 14th President of the United States - taken in 1847 during the Mexican War.

Franklin Pierce - 14th President of the United States - taken in 1847 during the Mexican War.

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