American Presidents





American Presidents: Life Portraits Exhibit
4-8 Grade Student Activity

Franklin Pierce


Meet the 14th president!
Franklin Pierce entered his presidency after some sad events in his personal life. His last surviving son was killed in train wreck _____ months before his inauguration.

Look closer!
Looking at the picture, do you see anything in Franklin Pierce's facial expression or body posture that communicates sadness? What would you say to President Pierce if you had to give him advice?


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