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Franklin Pierce

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​Franklin Pierce was the 14th president and was known for his service in the Mexican-American War. During his time in office the issue of slavery continued to escalate. He only was able to serve one term due to his party selecting James Buchanan to run in the election of 1856.

​B​orn: November 23, 1804 

​Died: October 8, 1869

Wife: Jane Appleton


Party: Democrat

​Vice President: ​William King

Religion: Episcopalian