History of North America

Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States

The unpopular president continues.

Among the successive presidents of the United States, the unpopular presidents are concentrated in the presidents from Andrew Jackson to Theodore Roosevelt for about 100 years.

At this time, America was developing rapidly. However, from an international point of view, it was not so influential, and the country that was still a British colony would have been internationally evaluated.

Furthermore, it was an era when the forces insisting on the survival of slavery were in control of national affairs in Japan, promoting persecution of Native Americans and legal strengthening of survival to slavery, and if I were an American, this era. That would be a shame.

Franklin Pierce, the protagonist of this time, is also one of the worst presidential candidates of all time.

The first president born in the 19th century

Franklin Pierce was born in 1804 in New Hampshire. His father, Benjamin Pierce, fought as commander of New Hampshire during the American Revolutionary War and was twice the governor of New Hampshire.

He studied law at the University of Boardwin at the age of 15 and worked as a lawyer after graduating. While his father was governor, Franklin was also a member of the New Hampshire state legislature, then from the Democratic Party to the House of Representatives and the Senate, then a prosecutor in New Hampshire, serving as a captain in the U.S. ink war, and finally. In the end, he climbs up to Brigadier General.

After that, he ran for president as a candidate for the Democratic Party and became the 14th president of the United States in 1853.

The 14th President of the United States

What happened during Franklin Pierce's tenure is completely black history for American history.

In 1852, Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a history-changing book, was published amid the opposition to the Fugitive Slave Control Act passed during the inauguration of the former president, Millard Fillmore. Public opinion was heavily inclined to abolish slavery.

Under such circumstances, he went against the times, insisted on the continuation of slavery, abolished the Missouri Compromise, and the infamous Kansas-Nebraska Act was enacted.

The Missouri Compromise, when the state of Missouri was born in 1820, did not allow slave states north of the 36 ° 30'north latitude line, but in 1954 it stipulated both Kansas and Nebraska. When making it a state, it was a bill that left it up to the residents to decide whether both regions would become free states or slave states in the future.

In response, Abraham Lincoln declared the establishment of the Republican Party under the slogan of abolition of slavery, and the United States was about to be divided into north and south.

In response, Franklin Pears embarked on a work to appeal for the survival of slaves in the west, and antagonized the northern states.

Also, in the southern part where the slave states are planned to be expanded, the "Outend Manifest", which insisted that Cuba be ceded from Spain to be a state and incorporated into the southern part, was announced, but this was criticized by European countries. Franklin Pears will be criticized both domestically and internationally.

In 1856, Massachusetts Senator Samner was attacked by South Carolina's Senator Brooks and was seriously injured, intensifying the conflict between the North and South, and the civil war was inevitable.

Franklin Pierce was unlucky both publicly and privately during this period, losing three children one after another, and his unpopularity made it impossible to get a Democratic recommendation in the next presidential election.

Perhaps because of them, Franklin Pears became alcoholic after his presidency and died of cirrhosis in 1869.

I feel very sorry about this area.

Personal evaluation of Franklin Pierce

It's a pity that I lost my child and became alcoholic, but it's basically reasonable to say that I'm one of the worst presidents of the United States.

Although he became president in a very difficult time, he could not cope with the big problem of the conflict between the north and the south, greatly stimulated the north, and turned the world public opinion into an enemy. It can be said that the reason is that there are many negative factors and there is almost no achievement to be added even in view of the inhumanity that he strongly agreed with.

Furthermore, in the Civil War, it was irreparable because it supported the Confederate States of America in the south and further damaged its reputation.

It is rare for a president to have such a good point.

Even so, it is certain that America's national power did not decline, but rather continued to grow, and it may be that politics does not necessarily have to be good for the economy to grow.