Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1804 - 1869

Biography

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 16 Collections and/or Records:

John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 842172
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842172
Date(s): 1842-02-22
Abstract

In English.

John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 842277.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842277.1
Date(s): 1842-04-27
Abstract

In English.

John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 833265
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 833265
Date(s): 1833-04-15
Abstract

In English.

John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 843153.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843153.1
Date(s): 1843-02-03
Abstract

In English.

John Wingate Weeks letter

Mss 845324.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 845324.1
Date(s): 1845-05-24
Abstract

In English.

US President Franklin Pierce letter

Mss 842601
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842601
Date(s): 1842-11-01
Abstract

In English.