Ten fun facts about Franklin Pierce


Fact 1
Franklin Pierce was born in New Hampshire on November 23, 1804 and died on October 8, 1869.

Fact 2
He is the only President who was elected from New Hampshire.

Fact 3
Pierce was a Democrat who was part of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

Fact 4
Franklin Pierce was a part of the Mexican-American War and became a brigadier general in the Army.

Fact 5
He was selected as the party's contender for president on the 49th election at the 1852 Democratic National Convention.

Fact 6
In the presidential election, Franklin Pierce and his partner William R. King won by a success in the Electoral College.

Fact 7
As president, he made many discordant choices which were extensively slated and got him a status as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

Fact 8
The historian David Potter says that the Ostend Manifesto and the Kansas-Nebraska Act were "the two great calamities of the Franklin Pierce administration.... Both brought down an avalanche of public criticism.”

Fact 9
He was abandoned by his party and was not elected again to run for presidential in the 1856 election.

Fact 10
In his first year as a president, Franklin Pierce was arrested for going over an old woman with his horse, but the accusations were dropped due to lack evidence.


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Was the 14th President of the United States (1853–1857).

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