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Franklin Pierce

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Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and served from March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1857.
He died on October 8, 1869, six weeks before his 65th birthday.
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Andover, New Hampshire was the location of the train accident that killed young Benjamin Pierce.
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The Bill for the Benefit of the Indigent Insane. It would have established asylums for the indigent insane, as well as the blind, deaf, and dumb, via federal land grants to the states.
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Franklin Pierce was the fourteenth President of the United States. He was born in 1804, so there was a bicentennial celebration at his birthplace and at his home in Concord m New Hampshire in 2004. He will be 207 on November 23, 2011.
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There is an unsubstantiated but persistent rumor that Pierce ran a woman down with his carriage while drunk. There is no existent police report , newspaper report or other historical evidence that the rumor is true. He had no reason to drive a carriage himself since he had people hired to harness an…
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Pierce died on October 8, 1869 at 4:40 am, at home in Concord, New Hamphire from stomach problems and dropsy (congestive heart failure), likely alcohol related . He is thought to have had a lifelong struggle with alcoholism. He was about 6 weeks short of 65 when he died.
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Probably not. Arkansas is a long way from New Hampshire and travel to Arkansas from New Hampshire was diffiicult.
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Time line for Franklin Pierce's life1806 (Nov. 23) born near Hillsborough, NH, son of Benjamin Pierce and Anna Kendrick1818 enrolled at Hancock, NH Academy1820 transferred to Francestown NH Academy1820 entered Bowdoin College1824 graduated from Bowdoin1827 admitted to the bar1829 elected to NH state…
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As president he was not much of a success. He vigorously pushed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which turned out to be a total failure, leading to a border war known as bleeding Kansas . Nebraska was sure to vote against slavery, so to keep the balance of slave and free states, pro-slavery people felt it wa…
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You should be able to find a Franklin Pierce dollar coin .
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Pierce went to a local school and two academies before going to Bowdoin College in Maine. He graduated fifth in his class there. After college he studied privately with lawyers until he passed the bar exam.
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Father: Benjamin Pierce, (December 25, 1757 - April 1, 1839) Revolutionary War hero, hero in the War of 1812, two term governor of New Hampshire . He was a farmer and innkeeper, as well as politician. Mother: Anna Kendrick (Oct. 30, 1768 -Dec. 7, 1838) was a housewife.
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I do not think so. I do not think he ever grew a beard except perhaps on vacation.
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The Gadsden Purchase from Mexico was made while Pierce was President. The land purchased is now part of southern Arizona and southern New Mexicon
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He sighned the kansas-nabraska act establishing new territorial govermment and ending the missouri compromise. it provided that when the kansas and nabraska territories applied for statehood their citizens will determine whether or not the state will be free or slavewas he the first president to dec…
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Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804.
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He was elected on November 2, 1852. He served as President from March 4,1853-March 3,18571852
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Pierce liked to fish. I do not think he played or watched organized sports. He probably ice skated , sledded, and did some horse racing as a boy.
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Franklin Pierce (Democrat ) was victorious. He defeated Winfield Scott (Whig)
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One term from 1853 to 1857.
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fried clams Daniel Webster's chowder (cod)boiled dinner (beef, potatoes)fried pies (dried apples)marlborough piehot rum punchsource:The Presidents CookbookPoppy Cannon
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From a political standpoint, Pierce had great respect for the federal union and the US Constitution which made it possible. From a personal standpoint, he believed in and no doubt valued highly the teachings of his religion. He also valued the approval of the people around hiim.
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Franklin Pierce had 4 brothers and 2 sisters, not counting one who died as a baby, plus a half-sister from his father's first marriage. Benjamin Kendrick Pierce (August 29, 1790- August 1, 1850) Nancy M. Pierce McNeil (November 2, 1792-August 27, 1837) John Sullivan Pierce (November 5, 1796-Se…
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Pierce had a wife and three sons. Sadly, one died as a baby, one died at age four and one was killed in a train accident at age 11.
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He won the U. S. Presidential Election of 1852 with 86% of the electoral votes.
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No- he stayed with her until she died.
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He Had Three Franklin, Frank, And Benjamin But Franklin Died When He Was A Baby
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He believed in the federal union and the Constitution that made it possible. Concerning the slavery issue, he noted that the Constitution was a carefully engineered compromise worked out by the framers, some of whom were slave owners and some of whom objected to slavery. He was a Democrat in the spi…
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He was given seven miniature Japanese dogs and two birds by Commodore Perry that he brought back from Japan. He gave one away to the wife of his friend , Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Pierce reportedly kept dogs on his estate as a rule.
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He became president of the United States on March 4, 1853.
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Yes, Pierve appointed John A. Campbell to the court.
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(paraphrased from his statue on the state Capitol grounds at Concord) Franklin Pierce was Fourteen president of the United States (the only one from NH and the youngest at his time>) a lawyer who loved his profession and was a great leader at it a member and speaker of the New Hampshire Legisl…
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He was fairly successful , A treaty was signed with Mexico to annex the strip of land known as the Gadsden Purchase. A trade treaty was signed with Japan. A dispute with Austria involving an American accused of espionage was settled favorably. The big failure was his attempt to purchase Cuba from S…
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Jane Means Appleton Pierce died December 2, 1863 at Andover, ,New Hampshire from TB.
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Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States, serving one term from 4 March 1853 to 4 March 1857.
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Pierce was a member of the Democratic Party founded by Andrew Jackson. He was called the "Young Hickory of the the Granite Hills" , a reference to Jackson (Old Hickory) and the mountains of New Hampshire where Pierce lived. Pierce did a great deal to build up the state organization in New Hampshire …
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Yes, he was vain about his hair.
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Both parties in 1852 promised to honor the Compromise of 1850 which included a new fugitive slave act designed to ensure the return of runaway slaves and hinder the underground railroad.
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It was called the Cumberland Road. Later, it became US Route 40.
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no- He was an excellent public speaker. He had an excellent memory. He wrote his own inaugural address and delivered it without notes. As a trial lawyer he would learn the names and information of the jurors and address them by name with personalized messages. After goofing off the first two years a…
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Franklin Pierce graduated from Bowdoin College, class of 1824.
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I suppose you could say he was impeached. He was denied the nomination for a second term.
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Pierce liked to fish.
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Franklin Pierce was born in a log house along the Contoocook River near Hillsborough, New Hampshire on November 23, 1804.
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The bloody Crimean War was fought in Europe between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, the Ottoman Empire and Sardinia
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Pierce served as a brigadier general in the Mexican War.
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Franklin Pierce's Opponent was Winfield Scott. Pierce won by a 50.8 to 44 percent landslide in the popular votes and 254 to 42 in the electoral vote.
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Pierce made his living as lawyer when he was not government or in the army.
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Pierce served as a brigadier general in the Mexican War.
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Franklin Pierce died on October 8, 1869.
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What hobbies does Pranklin Pierce have
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She died from natural causes, probably tuberculosis.
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History did record this bit of information. It is quite possible that he never picked a favorite.
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He died at his home in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Pierce died at Concord, New Hampshire at his home there.
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Yes, Pierce was the surprise , compromise nominee of the 1852 Democratic Convention, chosen when none of the four front-runners could nail down the nomination.
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He did not have a middle name. He does not have one.
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He died at his home in Concord , New Hampshire on October 8, 1869.
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The overwhelming issue in Pierce's day was slavery which was a racial issue because the slaves were black . The issue existed long before Pierce was president, but he tried to prevent it from tearing the country apart. When the United States was formed states in the South were dependent on slave lab…
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Franklin and Jane Pierce had three sons. All three died as children. Franklin Pierce, Jr. (February 2, 1836 - February 5, 1836), cause of death unknown.Frank Robert Pierce (August 27, 1839 - November 14, 1843), died from typhus fever.Benjamin "Bennie" Pierce (April 13, 1841 - January 6, 1853), died …
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No, he died October 8, 1869, at age 65 yrs. (He was born in 1804 and so would be over 200 years old were he still alive.)
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The 14th President of the United States was Franklin Pierce from March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1857. His Vice President was William King in 1853. King died 45 days into his office and Pierce did not have a Vive President from 1853-1857
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This act requires Kansas an Nebraska to vote on whether or not to allow slavery. Nebraska was strongly anti-slavery so pro-slavery people knew that if a balance of slave and free state was going to be kept, Kansas had to be a slave state. Accordingly, they sent people into Kansas from Missouri to tr…
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Franklin Pierce fought in the Mexican War from 1846 to 1848. Pierce served with some distinction, rising to the rank of brigadier general.
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After having their first two children die as babies, on January 6, 1853 Pierce and his wife suffered the tragic loss of their last son, Benjamin. age 12. They all were riding in a train from Andover, NH, where they had spent the holidays ,when soon after they left the station, the car they were in b…
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He was nominated the Democratic Convention of June, 1852 in Baltimore.
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On November 19, 1834, Pierce married Jane Means Appleton. He married Jane Means Appleton Pierce in 1834
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The year was 1852.
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He practiced law when he was not at war or serving in Washington.
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he was born November 23, 1804 and died October 8, 1869.
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No- he was never divorced.
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The US flag had 31 stars while Pierce was President.
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William R. King from Alabama ran with King. He was a close personal friend of James Buchanan and was probably added to the ticket to make Buchanan supporter happy.
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You can find easily find pictures of Franklin Pierce and his wife Jane Pierce on the internet and elsewhere. See the related link for a picture of young Benjamin Pierce with his mother. He died at age 14 in 1853.
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Pierce was 48 when he took office on March 4, 1853. He became 49 after he had his birthday on November 23, 1953.
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its a happy new year harhar
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Historians will argue about that. George W. Bush is probably the worst president. He led this country into a false war. His economic policies almost sent this country into the second depression.
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President Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804.
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Jefferson Davis who went on to become president of the confederacy was Pierce's Secretary of War. Ironically, he put the US army into good shape to fight against the Confederacy a few years later.
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I can not find any indication that he played a musical instrument.
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Franklin and Jane Pierce had three sons. All died as children. Franklin Pierce, Jr. (February 2, 1836 - February 5, 1836), cause of death unknown. Frank Robert Pierce (August 27, 1839 - November 14, 1843), died from typhus fever. Benjamin "Bennie" Pierce (April 13, 1841 - January 6, 1853), died in…
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His paternal grandfather was Benjamin Pierce (1726-1764) who had the same name as his father. His maternal grandfather was Benjamin Kendrick (1723-1812)
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Yes. One evidence of his love was that he paid to get Franklin into a good college.
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He believed that compromise was sometimes necessary in a republic. He was willing to look for mutual concessions in the conflicts over slavery.
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The bloody Crimean War was going on in Europe while Pierce was President.
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He earned a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in 1824.
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Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska act establishing a new territorial government and ending the Missouri Compromise. This act provided that when the Kansas and Nebraska territories applied for statehood their citizens would determine whether or not the state would be free or slave. Nebraska voted to …
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He failed in his goal buying Cuba from Spain.Although he succeeded in getting the Kansas-Nebraska Act passed. the act failed to do what he hoped it would do, namely to replace the Missouri Compromise as a plan for deciding whether new states would be free or slave states. In fact, it did quite the o…
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Pierce helped arrange the Gadsden Purchase, saw trade opened up with Japan, reformed the leadership of the US navy, improved the army and reduced the national debt.
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Franklin Pierce practiced law in his home town of Hillsborough, New Hampshire and later moved to the state capital, Concord. He served in the New Hampshire State House, was elected to the US Congress as a Jackson Democrat in 1832 and became a US Senator in 1836 . He turned down a belated offer from …
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He had a tree in White House lawn decorated for a Christmas Tree.
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"Young Hickory of the Granite Hills" was found in his campaign literature. He was also called "Handsome Frank" by some.
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As far as I can find out, there were 3 nicknames for Franklin Pierce, The Fainting General, A sneering reference by political opponents to an incident during a Mexican War battle when an artillery blast blew the saddle off Pierce's horse and drove the saddle-horn hard into his abdomen, causing him …
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Friday, March 4, 1853 was Pierce's Inauguration Day.
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You can , if you into any reasonably large library and do a catalog subject search for Franklin Pierce. You perform a similar on-line search at Amazon at see pictures of book covers. or, you can find short on-line biographies by googling Franklin Pierce.
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Pierce was not assassinated. He served out his full term and died years later of natural causes.
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Father: Benjamin Pierce, (1757-1839) Revolutionary War hero, hero in the War of 1812, two term governor of New Hampshire Mother: Anna Kendrick (1769-1838) Siblings: Benjamin Kendrick Pierce (August 29, 1790-1850) Nancy M. Pierce McNeil (November 2, 1792-1837) John Sullivan Pierce (November…
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Franklin pierce married Jane Appleton on Nov. 19, 1834 and had three sons all died in childhood. The youngest died three days after birth. The second oldest died from a disease at four years old. His oldest son died in a train accident at eleven years old.
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His first son, Franklin Pierce Jr , died as a 3-day old baby. Franklin's second son, Frank Pierce, died of typhus at age 4. The third son, Benjamin, died at age 11, in a tragic train accident not long before his father became President, January 6.1853. The family on a train pulling out from the sta…
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