US History Notes: 10\/17 - Growing Sectionalism Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan Franklin Pierce\u25cf 1853-1857 \u25cf VP Wm R King \u25cf First Lady Jane \u25cf

US History Notes: 10/17 - Growing Sectionalism Franklin...

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Growing Sectionalism: Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan Franklin Pierce- 1853-1857 VP Wm R. King First Lady Jane Former US Senator (NH) 1st to put a Christmas Tree in the White House Only son was killed in a train accident on its way to Washington, DC Not nominated to run for a 2nd term North- Rapid industrialization during the 1850s 20,000 miles of railroad track laid in the 1850s Telegraph lines allowed for instant communication Flood of immigrants from Europe, mostly from Ireland and Germany South- Remained mostly rural Economy relied solely on agriculture- mainly cotton Slow to expand technology- few railroads and telegraphs Kansas-Nebraska Act- Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) - Introduced the KS-NE Act Established 2 territories (KS and NE) Repealed the Missouri Compromise, and established popular sovereignty for KS and NE NE was voted to be a free state
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1855 election- many ‘border ruffians’ went to KS from MO with guns drawn, and voted
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