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Franklin Pierce

  1. 1. Franklin Pierce “The Fainting General” 14 th president 1853-1857 Democrat "The storm of frency and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution."
  2. 2. Franklin Pierce <ul><li>We Polked ‘em in 44, We’ll Pierce ‘em in 52 </li></ul><ul><li>Congressmen, Senator, and Mexican War Vet </li></ul>
  3. 3. Winfield Scott <ul><li>Can Whigs unite? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Old Fuss and Feathers” </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;Great Scott!&quot; may have originated from a soldier under Winfield Scott </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2 nd Era of Good Feelings 1850-1854
  5. 5. Tragedy <ul><li>Benjamin &quot;Bennie&quot; Pierce ( April 13 , 1841 – January 16 , 1853 ) died at the age of 11 in a tragic railway accident in which his parents witnessed, 1 month before the inauguration of his father. Their other two children died earlier in child birth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ostend Manifesto-1854
  7. 7. William Walker
  8. 8. Firing squad-1860
  9. 9. Jefferson Davis <ul><li>Colonel-Mexican War </li></ul><ul><li>Congressman, Senator from Miss </li></ul><ul><li>Sec of War- Pierce </li></ul><ul><li>Married to Sarah Taylor, Zachary’s daughter </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gadsden Purchase-1853
  11. 11. The Little Giant
  12. 12. Kansas-Nebraska issues
  13. 13. The Compromise
  14. 14. The Railroad
  15. 15. Bleeding Kansas
  16. 16. Lecompton Constitution
  17. 17. John Brown
  18. 18. Brooks-Sumner
  19. 19. No more good feelings
  20. 20. “ Pierce the archtraitor” -Harriet Beecher Stowe <ul><li>was the only elected president to fail to be re-nominated by his party for a second term. </li></ul><ul><li>Pierce further damaged his reputation by declaring support for the Confederacy </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;there's nothing left to do but get drunk&quot; </li></ul>
  21. 21. 1804-1869 <ul><li>1804-1869 </li></ul>

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