This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Franklin Pierce & a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 27 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem inter-sectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession.
After resigning in 1842, Pierce joined the temperance movement and worked as an attorney, before going off to fight under General Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #14 - Franklin Pierce and contains 12 slides and covers the following:
Early Political Career
Marriage & Family
Later Life & Death
End of Presentation
The 1852 election rang a death knell for the Whig party. Both parties split over their nominee and the issue of slavery. After 49 ballots of jockeying among Senator Lewis Cass of MI, former secretary of state James Buchanan of PA, and Senator Stephen A. Douglas of IL, the Democrats nominated a compromise choice, Franklin Pierce of NH, a former congressman and senator, with Senator William R. King of AL as his running mate.
The 1856 election was waged by new political coalitions and was the first to confront directly the issue of slavery. The violence that followed the Kansas-Nebraska Act destroyed the old political system and past formulas of compromises.
The Whig party was dead. Know-Nothings nominated Millard Fillmore to head their nativist American party and chose Andrew J. Donelson for vice president. The Democratic party, portraying itself as the national party, nominated James Buchanan for president and John C. Breckinridge for vice president. Its platform supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act and noninterference with slavery.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1852 & 1856 - Pierce-Buchanan and contains 13 slides and covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1852
End of the Whig Party
Franklin Pierce Wins
Election of 1856
The Republican Party
James Buchanan Wins
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.