You are looking at a beautiful picture of Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left. It was taken in 1851. The picture presents President of the United States, 1853-1857. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact email@example.com. Image ID# F8D4433C
Franklin Pierce - Franklin Pierce became President at a time of apparent tranquility. The United States, by virtue of the Compromise of 1850, seemed to have weathered its sectional storm. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce--a New Englander--hoped to prevent still another outbreak of that storm. But his policies, far from preserving calm, hastened the disruption of the Union.
The Presidency of Franklin Pierce by Larry Gara - Powell's Books ("Gara makes no attempt to revive Pierce's reputation. Instead he provides a clear analysis of Pierce's shortcomings and his few successes.")