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Franklin Pierce Quiz

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Franklin Pierce was what number of President of the United States sequentially?
10th
12th
14th
16th

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Franklin Pierce was elected from the ranks of what political party?
The Know-Nothing Party
The Whig Party
The Republican Party
The Democratic Party

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Pierce infamously fought to uphold the tenants of what piece of legislation that said that escaped slaves in the North needed to be returned to their previous masters in the South?
The Enforcement Clause
The Fillmore Decree
The McMurphy Proclamation
The Fugitive Slave Act

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Adjacent to his career in politics, Franklin Pierce was also a general in what war?
The War of 1812
The American Revolutionary War
The American Civil War
The Mexican-American War

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Speaking of the Mexican-American War, Pierce became President after winning the 1852 Presidential Election against what other officer who served in this war?
Andrew Johnson
Robert E. Lee
Winfield Scott
Zachary Taylor

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Pierce was from what New England state whose interests he represented in Congress?
Maryland
Maine
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

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Pierce is considered one of the few American Presidents to be a part of what philosophical group which emphasized territorial expansionism and increased industry?
The Manifest Destiny Movement
The Young America Movement
The 14th or 15th Movement
The Dallas in Burgundy Movement

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One major blow to Pierce's administration came with the release of the Ostend Manifesto which demanded the U.S. conquer what Spanish colony?
Mexico
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Panama

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Some believe that one of the causes of Franklin Pierce's difficult presidency was the tragedy brought on by a train crash which killed what son of Pierce?
Samuel Pierce
Wendell Pierce
Nathaniel Pierce
Benjamin Pierce

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Pierce infamously signed an act creating what two states in a way that would allow them to vote on their own whether or not to allow slavery within their borders?
Kansas and Nebraska
Florida and Mississippi
Ohio and Tennessee
Montana and California

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Pierce approved of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which stated that those two new states could decide whether or not they would allow slavery. This measure violated what previous compromise which guaranteed that new states which were a part of the Louisiana Purchase could not allow slavery?
Franklin Pierce Quiz
The Ohio Compromise
The Florida Compromise
The Maryland Compromise
The Missouri Compromise

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Pierce's Kansas-Nebraska Act caused what infamous period of civil violence to occur in Kansas between pro and anti-slavery factions?
Bleeding Kansas
Burning Kansas
Screaming Kansas
Broken Kansas

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Pierce worked to pass the Kansas-Nebraska Act alongside what famed American statesman who would lose against Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential Election of 1860?
Robert U. Werther
Stephen A. Douglas
Cosmo H. Fitzhewett
Kline D. Monroe

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What is the common name given to the Pierce-supporting pro-slavery radicals who participated in Bleeding Kansas?
The Rough Riders
The Border Ruffians
The Carpetbaggers
The Flintheads

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Franklin Pierce's presidency would come to a close when his party nominated what other candidate for the Election of 1856?
Abraham Lincoln
James Buchanan
Millard Fillmore
Ulysses S. Grant

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