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FC: Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 | By: Maddie Hanson

2: Birth & Early Life | Pierce was the 14th President of the US. | Bowdion College where Pierce did his studies. | Pierce's house which was built by his father Benjamin Pierce.

3: Franklin Pierce was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in 1804. He attended Bowdoin College. After he graduated from Bowdoin College, he studied law then became interested in politics. When Pierce was 24, he was elected to the New Hampshire legislature and two years later he became the Speaker. In the 1830's, he went to WA and became a Representative then Senator. | Franklin Pierce memorial in New Hampshire.

4: Personal Life | Franklin Pierce married Jane Appleton in 1834. They had three sons, Franklin, Frank Robert, and Benjamin. Before he was President, he served in the Mexican War then was nominated to become President in 1852. Two months before he took office, his son, Benjamin, died in a train wreck. | Jane and her son Benjamin Pierce. | Jane had her face on a coin because she was the First Lady.

5: Pierce's wife Jane Appleton. | Another photo of young Franklin Pierce.

6: Career | Before becoming the 14th President, Pierce was involved in other jobs. He started out to be the Speaker of the House. Later, he became part of the House of Representatives. After working in the H.R. he became part of the Senate. Franklin Pierce was part of the Democratic Party when he became President.

7: President for one term. (1853-1857) | House of Representatives where Pierce was apart of. | He was also part of the senate. | Democratic Party symbol.

8: In the White House.. | Pierce passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which repealed the Missouri Compromise and reopened the question of slavery in the West. He was for expanding slavery. Majority of people helped him with this by helping build train tracks through Arizona. After they built that one, they kept building more train tracks. People began to argue and a war broke out which was the prelude of the Civil War. He served in the White House for one term. | Civil War broke out.

9: Railroad tracks through Arizona. | Pierce served at the White House. | Pierce was for expanding slavery.

10: Accomplishments | Pierce passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. This act lead to the Civil War. Passing this act let settlers live in Kansas and Nebraska. He also purchased the area of Southern Arizona and part of Southern New Mexico. | This Act passed in1854.

11: Settlers in Kansas and Nebraska. | Southern New Mexico. | Southern Arizona.

12: After he came back from Europe, his wife died and was buried beside her two sons in the Old North Cemetery in Concord. Shortly after losing Jane, he became sick just like his wife had been. Pierce's health was slowly dying because of his heavy use of alcohol. He died because of cirrhosis in the liver at the age of 64. James Buchanan became the 15th President after Pierce passes away. | Death & Historical Legacy | 15th President- James Buchanan.

13: Franklin Pierce Memorial | Old North Cemetery is where Pierce and his family are buried. | Engravings on Pierce's grave.

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