Who was Franklin Pierce?
Concise Biography, History & Facts About President Franklin Pierce
14th President - Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce Lifespan: 1804 - 1869
Place of Birth - November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire
Term as President - 1853-1857
Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - None
Franklin Pierce Religion - Episcopalian
Franklin Pierce, Military Experience - served in the Mexican War.
Name of Wife - Franklin Pierce was married to Jane Means Appleton Pierce in 1834
Career of Franklin Pierce - Soldier, Lawyer, Politician, Statesman. Became a brigadier general during the Mexican-American War
Served in New Hampshire Legislature, 1829-33
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1833-37
Unites States Senate, 1837-42
Place of Death - Franklin Pierce died on October 8, 1869 in Concord, New Hampshire
Next President: President James Buchanan
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President Franklin Pierce and the Constitution of the US
Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.
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Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.
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Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)
President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
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