Franklin Pierce Levi Hazel Born: November 23, 1804, Died: October 8, 1869

Early Life

Franklin pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire

His family was very poor and they lived in the rural New Hampshire

His father, Benjamin Pierce was head of the local militia and led them and fought with them in the American Revolutionary War

Education

Franklin Pierce went to Northampton Law School, Bowdoin College, and Phillips Exeter Academy.

Presidency

Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States

He was president March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1857

( "We Polked you in 1844; we shall Pierce you in 1852").

Legacy

Unlike the other presidents he restored the union

Fun Facts

His nickname was Handsome Frank

Pierce was a member of the New Hampshire State Legislature at the same time his father was governor of New Hampshire.

In the 1852 election for president, he defeated General Winfield Scott, his commander from the Mexican-American War.

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