Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Franklin Pierce Bicentennial

Franklin Pierce Bicentennial. Dedicated to the 1804 birth date of President Pierce, the 14th US President, this site features a biography, and a link to his New Hampshire home.

From the site:

This site commemorates the bicentennial of the birth of Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), the 14th President of the United States of America. It is the result of historical and cultural institutions throughout New Hampshire working together to coordinate exhibits, lectures, and other activities to mark the birth of the Granite State’s only U.S. President.

While Franklin Pierce’s memory is far from forgotten, his life is often overlooked or misunderstood. Pierce was a compelling and often contradictory man. He has been described a powerful orator, a faithful friend and a master politician. He is also described as a defender of slavery, a partisan politician, and an ineffective president.

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