Franklin Pierce
#1314 Overall Influence

Franklin Pierce

American politician, 14th President of the United States


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Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States , a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. He alienated anti-slavery groups by supporting and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act, yet he failed to stem conflict between North and South, setting the stage for Southern secession and the American Civil War.

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Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College

Private liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine

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#55 World Rank #30 USA Rank