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Franklin Pierce
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Other
June 1, 1852 Democratic Convention begins in Baltimore, Maryland. Four candidates, Lewis Cass, Stephen Douglas, William Marcy and James Buchanan struggle for philosophical control of the Democrat Party. On the 35th ballot the name of Franklin Pierce is added by the state of Virginia
  Stephen A. Douglas
  James Buchanan
  Election of 1852
  Democratic Party
November 2, 1852 Democrats Franklin Pierce and William King defeat Whigs Winfield Scott and William Graham for President and Vice-President
  Election of 1852
  Democratic Party
January 23, 1854 Following a discussion with Franklin Pierce and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, Douglas releases the Nebraska act with two significant changes: Two terrortories, Kansas and Nebraska will be formed and the Missouri Compromise is superceded and inoperative.
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Jefferson Davis
  Kansas-Nebraska Act
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
May 30, 1854 President Franklin Pierce signs the Kansas-Nebraska Act into law. Kansas
  Bleeding Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
  Causes of the Civil War
  Kansas-Nebraska Act
July 7, 1854 Franklin Pierce swears Andrew Reeder in as territorial governor of Kansas in Washington, D. C. Kansas
January 24, 1856 Franklin Pierce rejects the Topeka Constitution because the vote did not constitute "...the body politic" Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
March 24, 1856 President Franklin Pierce sends all "...documents touching the affairs of the Territory of Kansas" between the dates of January 1, 1855 and June 30, 1855 to the House of Representatives to comply with an earlier request Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
June 2, 1856
June 6, 1856
Democratic Convention - After 14 ballots, sitting President Franklin Pierce withdraws his name from nomination. Stephen Douglas withdraws at the end of the 16th ballot. James Buchanan is nominated by acclamation Maryland
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Election of 1856
  James Buchanan
  Democratic Party
July 4, 1856 Under direct orders from President Franklin Pierce, Edwin Vose Sumner leads 200 infantrymen into Topeka, Kansas, unlimbers his artillery and informs the freestaters they may not hold a convention. Kansas
  Edwin Vose Sumner
  Bleeding Kansas


Franklin Pierce



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