Author Jeff C. Young explores the troubled life of our fourteenth president. Pierce was born in a log cabin in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, to deeply patriotic parents. Pierce was elected in 1852, a time when the issue of slavery threatened the unity of the nation. Believing that the Constitution allowed for slavery, Pierce did not take a stand against it for the sake of preserving the Union. As a result, Pierce lost popularity.
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