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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1804 - 1869

Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. A northern Democrat who believed that the abolitionist movement was a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation, he alienated anti-slavery groups by supporting and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act, yet these efforts failed to stem conflict between North and South. The South eventually seceded and the American Civil War began in 1861.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin Pierce letter

Mss 838272
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838272
Overview In English.

Franklin Pierce letter

Mss 838330
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838330
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Franklin Pierce letter

Mss 839168
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839168
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Franklin Pierce letters

Mss 836419
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836419
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John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 833265
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 833265
Overview In English.

John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 839121
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839121
Overview In English.