Franklin Pierce: Presidency, Accomplishments & Facts


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What was Pierce's home state?

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1. In which war did Pierce serve as a general?

2. Who was Pierce's main opponent in the election of 1852?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combo allow you to assess your familiarity with the presidency of Franklin Pierce and his actions before becoming president. You will need to know topics such as Pierce's home state, his opponent in the presidential election of 1852, and his controversial actions during his presidency in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Pierce's home state
  • His military service
  • Other notable presidential candidates in 1852
  • Controversial legislation during Pierce's presidency

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills as you complete the quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - understand why some of President Franklin Pierce's legislation angered northern states
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Franklin Pierce's presidency
  • Knowledge application - answer questions about President Pierce's military service using the knowledge you gained from the lesson

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson titled Franklin Pierce: Presidency, Accomplishments & Facts to learn more about the subject. This lesson touches on the following objectives:

  • Discover the early events of Pierce's political career
  • Understand how the Mexican War influenced the election of 1852
  • Identify the significance of the Gadsden Purchase
  • Recognize how Pierce supported the South during his presidency