I did my essay on Franklin Pierce, because of all he had to go to through before, during, and after his time as President. During his life he had a great deal of trouble. He had three children of which each died during their childhood. He became the fourteenth president at the age of forty-nine years old and served for one term till he was fifty-three yeas old. While he was president he passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act that allowed a large part of Nebraska to be come its own state. (http://www.nndb.com/people/940/000049793/
Franklin Pierce had a good childhood. He was born on November 23, 1804, in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. His father was Benjamin Pierce who had led one of the local militia to victory during the American Revolutionary War. As a result, he enjoyed a status that gave him influence in local politics. Franklin’s mother was Anna Pierce, she wanted her children to have a much better education than her and Benjamin. Consequently, Franklin Pierce was able to go to high school and college. At the age of fifteen, he entered Bowdoin College in Maine where he made the friendship with a young writer named Nathaniel Hawthorne. Pierce honed his public speaking while at Bowdoin, which made him a natural for the legal profession.
Franklin Pierces’ life before his presidency was also filled with politics. Before he became President he was a lawyer, a general in the Mexican war, US Senator, and was also a member of Congress. In 1829, two years after his father Benjamin won election to the governorship, Franklin was elected to the state legislature. Wit...
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