What issues did Franklin Pierce support?
Pierce 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 was necessary to make Kansas a slave state. Besides rallies which brought in outside agitators and stirred up feelings, pro slavery thugs came in from Missouri to disrupt the election and abolitionists responded in kind. Pierce was much criticized for not sending in federal troops to stop the violence.
Pierce instigated an attempt to buy Cuba from Spain. His ministers in Europe eventually produced what became known as the Ostend Manifesto which demanded that Spain either sell Cuba to the US or lose it to a war with the US. After this document became public there was so much public outrage that he had to formally repudiate it. Besides causing a domestic and international uproar over the suggestion that the US would provoke a war to gain territory, Cuba was looked on as a potential slave state.
Pierce okayed the Gadsden Purchase from Mexico of a strip of land which is now the southern tip of Arizona and New Mexico for the purpose of building a transcontinental railroad there. (The building of a railroad was also part of the reason for the Kansas-Nebraska act.)
A rebellion in Nicaragua put a pro-slavery American in power there and the Pierce administration quickly recognized the new government there.
Pierce reorganized the navy command and his able Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis put the army into good order. The treasury was in good shape and the natiional debt was reduced.
The main plank in the Democratic platform of 1852 was to uphold the Compromise of 1850 and Pierce agreed. Read More
pierce promised to honor the compromise of 1850 and the fugitive slave act. Read More
Some examples are Franklin Pierce University with main campus at Rindge, NH Franklin Pierce Law Center at Concord, NH Franklin Pierce School District 402 of Tacoma, Washington Pierce County, Washington Fort Pierce, Florida Franklin Pierce Lake- a reservoir in Hillsborough County, NH Read More
Yes, of course. Frankin Pierce University is named for President Pierce. Read More
Franklin Pierce University was created in 1962. Read More
Franklin Pierce was the 14th US President. Read More
Franklin Pierce Homestead was created in 1804. Read More
Franklin Pierce, Young Hickory of the Granite Hills (1931) by Roy Franklin Nichols is one respected biography of Pierce. Read More
No. Franklin Pierce did not experiment with electricity. You may be thinking of Benjamin Franklin. Read More
Because the government had to put the issue aside when the slavery issues came up. Read More
Franklin Pierce was 48 years old when he was inaugurated. Read More
Franklin Pierce died in 1869 at the age of 64. Read More
You should be able to find a Franklin Pierce dollar coin . Read More
Franklin Pierce graduated from Bowdoin College, class of 1824. Read More
President Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804. Read More
Franklin Pierce was married once and only once. Read More
Franklin pierce went to bow doin college in maine Read More
Inauguration of Franklin Pierce happened on 1853-03-04. Read More
Franklin Pierce High School was created in 1952. Read More
The area of Franklin Pierce Lake is 1,954,631.6520192001 square meters. Read More
The motto of Franklin Pierce University is 'Ex umbris ad lucem'. Read More
Franklin Pierce is buried at Old North Cemetery ,Concord, New Hampshire . Read More
Nothing Franklin Pierce wasn't the president in 1954. Read More
Franklin Pierce died on October 8, 1869 at the age of 64. Read More
Pierce was born on November 23, 1804. If he were alive today, he would be 206. Read More
Former U. S. President Franklin Pierce had three children, none of whom survived childhood. Franklin Pierce, Jr. (February 2-5, 1836) Frank Robert Pierce (1839-1843) Benjamin Pierce (1841-1853) Read More
The tariff was the only tax of any great importance at that time. Pierce did not make any effort to get the tariff reduced even though the government was running a surplus. Read More
franklin pierce had 3 boys but all died before 13 years old Read More
Franklin Pierce was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire on November 23rd, 1804. Read More
No x word has any especial relation to Franklin Pierce. Read More
Franklin Pierce was married at Amherst, New Hampshire at the home of the parents of the bride's mother. Read More
Franklin Pierce Adams died on March 23, 1960 at the age of 78. Read More
Franklin Pierce completed his one Presidential term in March, 1857. Read More