Monthly Archives: June 2014

  1. Not Much to Say About James Buchanan

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    June 5, 2014 by Lorene

    He really thought he could bring the north and south together and avoid war, but he just was not up …
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  2. Cabinet Consistency: Good or Bad?

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    June 1, 2014 by Lorene

    Some of Pierce’s cabinet nominations were controversial, but they were all confirmed. This cabinet is the only one inĀ  history …
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  3. When You Do Not Attend the Meeting, You Get Stuck With the Worst Tasks

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    June 1, 2014 by Lorene

    At the 1852 Democratic Convention, the delegates could not agree on a candidate. They began looking for a dark horse …
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  4. Distinguished Fellow Alumni

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    June 1, 2014 by Lorene

    Pierce attended Bowdoin College with Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The three ended up being life long friends.

  5. Law Book vs. Bible

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    June 1, 2014 by Lorene

    Franklin Pierce is the only President to place his hand on a law book instead of a Bible, when he …
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