Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce was the nation's 14th president. He isn't known as a famous president, but some important things happened while he served as president, including the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Franklin Pierce: War Hero and President
He was the 14th President. He was also a popular statesman and war veteran. He presided over a time of great strife and served only one term. Find out why.

White House Biography
The White House site always does a good job with presidential biographies, and this one is no exception.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Find out more about how the land bill that Pierce signed into law exacerbated the already contentious debate over slavery.

10 Things to Know about Franklin Pierce
For a start, he was a Revolutionary War veteran.

Franklin Pierce Homestead
This president's house is now a National Historic Site. Check it out.

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