April 29, 2017

Today in History: Franklin Pierce


Today in History–November 23–the Library of Congress features Franklin Pierce, born on this date in 1804. Learn more about our nation’s 14th president (1853-57) by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Franklin Pierce.

Franklin Pierce inauguration primary source set

Democratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire. 1852

Democratic festival in honor of election of Pierce and King, bill of fare Nov. 30th, 1852

Franklin Pierce to Andrew Jackson, February 2, 1844

Franklin Pierce to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, March 04, 1862 (Sympathy)

Franklin Pierce historic newspaper coverage through 1870

President Pierce historic newspaper coverage 1853-1857

A Review of Pierce’s Administration

More books about Franklin Pierce

Periodical articles

Sheet music

Franklin Pierce image set

Franklin Pierce home images

Franklin Pierce Homestead National Park Service

 

The Pierce Manse

POTUS: Franklin Pierce

More U.S. President primary sources & teaching resources

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