American Presidents

More about Franklin Pierce

  • Jane Means Appleton Pierce disapproved of her husbandís interest in politics and fainted upon hearing that he had been named the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in 1852.
  • He signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which nullified the Missouri Compromise.
  • "A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The history of all popular Governments show how absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties."

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