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FC: Franklin Pierce | President Franklin Pierce, The 14th President of the United States of America.
1: Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 In Hillsboro, New Hampshire
2: Franklin Pierce learned to read at an early age, he went to collage at Bowdoin at the age of 16. He got up at 4a.m. to study until midnight. He then became the youngest senator at the age of 32.
3: All of his children died young. His first baby died at birth, their next son died before their eyes in a train accident at the age of 12. | His parents were Benjamin Peirce and Anna Kendrick, His wife was Jane Means Appleton.
4: Became president in 1853, and ended presidency in1857 | He was part of the Democrat party. He tried to promote harmony by choosing men of all factions for his cabinet. | During his presidency he believed the states could deal with slavery themselves. He was also threatened after his presidency after President Lincoln was assassinated. | His presidency was nominated by controversy and was even violent. | He was the only president to ask to be renominated and not chosen by his party a second time.
5: He helped James K. Polk become president. | He was a success in politics. | Major Accomplishments: He was 24 when he became a representative in the New Hampshire legislature. Member of the democratic party. Controversies: Drank heavily before death, babies all died young | When he campaigned for president he made NO formal speeches, he let his supporters do it for him.
6: He served as president during the period that led to the civil war. | His political party was the Democrats.
7: Random Facts: Strongly favored the compromise of 1850. Was known as the handsomest president. In Franklin Pierce, the U.S. gained an irresolute man, overcome with personal problems, not aware of the crisis around him.
8: After Presidency: Moved out of Washington D.C.. His wife died. He didn't have any major accomplishments after presidency, he started to drink heavily after his wife died, then his health started to fail, and then he died.
9: He died October 8, 1869 in Concord Cause of death: Health Failure, and he drank heavily after his wifes death.