- Name: Franklin Pierce
- Born: 11/23/1804
- Died: 10/08/1869 (64 years old)
- Profession: Lawyer
Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United States (1853–1857), a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. He alienated anti-slavery groups by supporting and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act, yet he failed to stem conflict between North and South, setting the stage for Southern secession and the American Civil War.
Birth Place: Hillsborough, New Hampshire, U.S.
Death Place: Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
Franklin Pierce quotes :
The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.Franklin Pierce