Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

Basic Info.


Term:March 4, 1853- March 4, 1857


Party: Democrat


Vice President: William R. King


Opponent: Winfield Scott





Key People of the Presidency

Secretary of State: William L. Marcy



Secretary of Treasury: James Guthrie



Attorney General: Caleb Cushing



Secretary of War: Jefferson Davis


Quotes

"A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties."



"With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined."

Economic and Domestic Policies

Kansas- Nebraska act- Practiced Popular Sovereignty


Bloodshed Kansas- Kansas was battleground over slavery


Influx of immigrants


Overturning of Missouri Compromise


Transcontinental railroad proposed


Whig Party ended


Republican Part came into being






Foreign Policies

Attempt to acquire Cuba


Gadsen Purchase with Mexico


Opposition of British settlement in Central America


Tariff agreement with Great Britain