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US History - Franklin Pierce

The 14th President of the U.S. was Franklin Pierce was a Democrat who was a Northerner with Southern sympathies (a.k.a. a “doughface”). During his presidency he made many divisive choices that earned him a reputation of one of the worst presidents. He was abandoned by his party and not nominated in 1856. During the Civil War he supported the Confederacy, further damaging his reputation. He was born on November 23, 1804 in Hillborough, New Hampshire and died on October 08, 1869.