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(1804 - 1869)
(Created on 22/05/2017)
Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) "was the 14th President of the United States (1853–57). Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act alienated anti-slavery groups while failing to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession and the US Civil War. Historians and other scholars generally rank Pierce as among the worst of US Presidents."
Franklin Pierce: Ineffective - Text + Audio + Video
"Over time, Franklin Pierce has come to be remembered as one of the country’s worst presidents."