Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States . 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 conflict between North and South setting the stage for Southern secession and the American Civil War. Wikipedia*

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Franklin Pierce has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1999 Vignette. Most common tags: American Presidents, Pierce, Franklin.

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U.S. President, United States
c. March 4, 1853 - c. March 4, 1857 Videos: 2 U.S. Senator, D-NH September 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Jackson-NH December 2, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Videos: 0

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