Franklin Pierce
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"Franklin Pierce" was the List of Presidents of the United States/14th President of the United States (1853–1857). Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat who saw the abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession, and leaving him widely regarded as one of the historical rankings of U.S. Presidents/worst presidents in U.S. history.

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