Franklin Pierce Biography
Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. His siblings included four brothers, two sisters, and one half-sister. Pierce came from a family that had good history of political experience. His father, Benjamin Pierce, was a politically active person having taken part in the Revolutionary War, and later becoming the Governor of New Hampshire.
Pierce studied at the Bowdoin College in Maine and graduated fifth in his class and later on studied law and got admitted to the bar in 1827. His foray into politics happened soon afterwards.More...
3 Major Political Events Of Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States from 1853 to 1857. He was, in fact, one of the most controversial presidents the U.S. has ever had. During his inaugural speech, he talked about an era of peace and prosperity at home and pointed out that the U.S would have to acquire additional possessions to secure it.
Here are the three major political events that took place during Franklin Pierce's presidency.More...
Franklin Pierce Fun Facts
During his Presidential campaign Franklin Pierce had no recorded slogans that he used during the campaign. When Franklin Pierce, or Handsome Frank as he was fondly called, took office, he did not take oath on the Bible even when it was the tradition to do so. This was because Pierce felt that with the death of his son in a freak accident just two months before he took office was a judgment passed by God.
During his inaugural address, President Franklin Pierce did not use any hand notes. It was an impromptu address. When he took office, Pierce was the youngest President of the U.S up to that time.More...