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.
Jane Means Appleton Pierce (1806-1863), wife of U.S. President Franklin Pierce, was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Franklin, aged almost 30, married Jane, aged 28, on November 19, 1834.
Franklin Pierce 14th President(more on site and homepage)Facts About Franklin Pierce:Franklin Pierce was the first President to have a Christmas tree in the White House-Franklin Pierce is the only President to have said "I promise" instead of "I swear" at his Inauguration-Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but his case was dropped due to insufficient evidence in 1853...read more