Franklin Pierce

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1. Franklin Pierce was the _______ President of the United States.
a. Eleventh
b. Twelfth
c. Thirteenth
d. Fourteenth
e. Fifteenth

2. Who was Franklin Pierce's wife?
a. He never married
b. Sarah Childress
c. Margaret Mackall Smith
d. Abigail Powers
e. Jane Means Appleton

3. Who was the Vice President of the United States under Franklin Pierce?
a. William Rufus De Vane King
b. John Cabell Breckinridge
c. George Dallas
d. Millard Fillmore
e. None

4. What was Franklin Pierce's nickname?
a. Last of the Whigs
b. Handsome Frank
c. Ten-Cent Jimmy
d. Young Hickory
e. Old Rough-and-Ready

5. Where was Franklin Pierce born?
a. Virginia
b. Massachusetts
c. Ohio
d. New York
e. New Hampshire

6. What was Franklin Pierce's occupation before he entered politics?
a. Lawyer
b. Soldier
c. Merchant
d. Blacksmith
e. Actor

7. In what war did Franklin Pierce fight where he was wounded when a horse fell on his leg?
a. War of 1812
b. Mexican-American War
c. French Revolution
d. American Civil War
e. Spanish-American War

8. What act did Franklin Peirce support that allowed new states to choose whether slavery was legal in their state or not?
a. Missouri Compromise
b. Texas-New Mexico Act
c. Arkansas Act
d. Kansas-Nebraska Act
e. Expansion Act

9. What country did Commodore Matthew Perry negotiate a new trade treaty with?
a. Great Britain
b. Australia
c. Japan
d. Mexico
e. Brazil

10. What war may have resulted from the policies of Franklin Pierce?
a. War of 1812
b. World War I
c. French Revolution
d. Spanish-American War
e. American Civil War

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