The White House. By Brittny
“The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.” ~Inaugural Address
Events of Pierce's Presidency:
•Gadsden Purchase, 1853. Purchased land which is now southern Arizona and part of New Mexico.
•Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854. Overturned the Missouri Compromise which allowed settlers living in the Kansas and Nebraska territories to decide whether or not to allow slavery. This decision let to a conflict known as “Bloody Kansas” which had an effect on the course of US history.
•Trade treaty between US and Japan signed.