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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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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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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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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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He won the U. S. Presidential Election of 1852 with 86% of the electoral votes.
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He Had Three Franklin, Frank, And Benjamin But Franklin Died When He Was A Baby
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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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(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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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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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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Franklin Pierce graduated from Bowdoin College, class of 1824.
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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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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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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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Pierce died at Concord, New Hampshire at his home there.
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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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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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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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On November 19, 1834, Pierce married Jane Means Appleton. He married Jane Means Appleton Pierce in 1834
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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Young Hickory of the Granite Hills" was found in his campaign literature. He was also called "Handsome Frank" by some.
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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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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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he died of a stroke
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Pierce made his inaugural address from memory and it was well received. He chose to say "affirm" instead of "swear" when he took the oath.
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Franklin Pierce was the President from March 4th 1853 to March 4th 1857. He was President for 4 years.
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About two months after he was elected, on January 6, 1853 , he and his wife saw their 11 year old son, Benjamin, killed when the train car they were in became uncoupled from the train and rolled down an embankment. Benjy was the only one hurt.
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hi it was Barbara pierce bush
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Willam Rufus DeVane King was Pierce's running mate. He died in Alabama before he ever made it to Washington, so Pierce never had a vice-president.
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He got the basics from the local grade school at Hillsborough, NH. Pierce attended Hanover (NH) Academy and Francestown (NH) Academy and learned enough to pass the entrance exam at Bowdoin College in 1820. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1824 at age 20. He studied classical languages, mathem…
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Pierce was given 7 miniature dogs brought back from Japan. History does not record their names. One that he gave to Jefferson Davis may have been named Bonin, perhaps by Davis.
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He grew up in Hillsborough , New Hampshire. His boyhood home is a state historical site, open to visitors.
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"Young Hickory of the Granite Hills, "Young Hickory" compared his military deeds (in the Mexican-American War) with those of Andrew Jackson. "The Granite Hills" were his home state of New Hampshire Handsome Frank - for his appearance . "The Fainting General," A sneering reference by political oppone…
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Maybe he just liked being handsome
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during the Mexican war
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Franklin Pierce  was a native son of New Hampshire. He was  born near Hillsborough, New Hampshire. After college he lived near Concord, NH, where he had his law office. He retired to a country estate outside of Concord and is buried in a Concord cemetery.
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The delegation from Virginia placed his name into contention for the nomination. (see the related question for more details about his nomination.)
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franklin pierce had 3 boys but all died before 13 years old
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Franklin Pierce was the 14th US President.
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Andrew Jackson was his hero when he was a young man.
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Pierce was drafted by his party to run after they could not agree on any of the four front-runners for the nomination. He was a loyal party man and felt it was his duty to serve, but probably did not dream that he would be nominated when he allowed his name to be put into for consideration.
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In Pierce's day, people walked or traveled on horseback or horse-drawn vehicles. Trains were available some places and river boats sailed the rivers.
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He's considered a minor president and does not appear on any current bill. There is a one-dollar US coin with his likeness on it that is currently in circulation. It is part of an ongoing series that honors each president.
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Yes, he fought with distinction in the Mexican War, entering as a militia private and advancing to become brigadier general in the regular army. He enlisted in May 1846 and resigned from the army in 1848.
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He was 5' 10''. 155 seems to a reasonabe guess for his weight.
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Franklin Peirce was elected as President when he was 49 years of age and ended his term when he was age 54. He died 16 years later at age 70.
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Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States was not given a middle name. Franklin Piercew was his full name.
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Pierce was a Democrat, belonging the party that Andrew Jackson started around 1825.
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He had three sons but none of them made it to adulthood. He was the only president to never have any changes in his cabinet during his presidency. He was friends with Jefferson Davis. He kept contact with Davis even when Davis was president of the Confederate States. He is the only president from Ne…
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In the first two paragraphs. Pierce says that he did not seek the Presidency and was apprehensive about the responsibilities, but that he was grateful for the vote of confidence and would do his best. A quote: " You summoned me in my weakness , you must sustain me by your strength". He concludes thi…
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He was 47 years old but turned 48 three weeks later, on his birthday of November 23.
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Franklin Pierce was sworn in as the 14th President of the United States on March 4, 1853.
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President Pierce's first lady was his wife, Jane Appleton Pierce. She was in deep mourning for her son who was killed just before they moved to Washington, so she did not do much entertaining.
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Franklin Pierce was born November 23, 1804 at Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He died October 8, 1869 at Concord New Hampshire.
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Franklin Pierce is buried at Old North Cemetery ,Concord, New Hampshire .
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The Gadsden Purchase was negotiated in 1853 by James Gadsden. Mexico sold the United States a piece of land in what is now Arizona and New Mexico, in exchange for $10 million. This treaty helped to resolve some unsettled issues from the Mexican-American War and also strengthened the South's claim t…
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Yes, he does have a monument named Franklin Pierce Monument. It consists features a statue of him and is found on the state capitol grounds grounds at Concord, NH. There is also a monument where he is buried.
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he had 20 donkeys and 1 hourse
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President Millard Fillmore served out the final two years of Zachary Taylor's term when he died in 1852. Pierce was elected in 1854.
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His childhood was pleasant enough. He had five brothers and three sisters. They lived in the back country but the house was on a main highway. His father was a general in the Revolutionary War , was a local personage and active in politics. He liked to tell war stories to his children and others who…
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Franklin Pierce was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, on November 23, 1804. Franklin spent a happy childhood with his six older and two younger brothers and sisters. Benjamin Pierce, Franklin's Father, had served in the Revolutionary War, and he also served two terms as governor of New Hampshire.…
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President: Franklin Pierce (1804 - 1869) Term: March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857 Background: Franklin Pierce was born near Hillsborough, New Hampshire in a log cabin. He was born to Benjamin Pierce and Anna B. Kendrick. His father was a frontier farmer and later became a soldier of the Revolutionary War…
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It not known that he had a favorite animal. .
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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 who died in 1853 of tuberculosis after 45 days in office. Franklin Pierce finished the rest of his term without a Vice Preisdent.
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Like many people, he didn't believe that saying an oath while touching a book makes any difference in how that person will act in office. Pierce in fact chose to use a law book instead, showing he preferred to believe in the law and order rather than a simple religious item.
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