1. Served as the 14th President of United States (1853–1857), Franklin Pierce entered into politics at a very young age having political background of his father being the governor of New Hampshire for a one time run.

2. He was born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. His political career started when he served as the speaker of the state legislature after which he won the election for U.S House of Representatives in 1833. He served two terms in the House and one in the Senate.

3. He was later put forward as a Democrat presidential candidate in 1852 and he remained in the office from 1853 to 1857 where he was faced with the grave issue of settlement and expansion of slavery into the new territories.

4. In 1847, he rose to the position of brigadier general after he first joined the army as a private for the Mexican-American War. He and General Winfield Scott led two great victories in the war.

5. Pierce was nominated for the candidacy due to his pro-slavery Northerner status which led him to run against his old acquaintance, General Winfield Scott of the Whig Party. Pierce was finally voted as the President after a deadlock.

6. After taking office, the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 clouded his presidency as it brought conflict to Kansas over the status of slavery in both Nebraska and Kansas. This conflict caused him his supporters and the 1856 election.

7. His candidacy started to lose grip and the country was soon following towards a Civil War when he left office. He was outspoken about Abraham Lincoln and denounced Lincoln`s Emancipation Proclamation (1863). He later died on 1869.

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