Franklin Pierce is elected US President (24 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

In the US presidential election, Franklin Pierce, the Democrat candidate, wins by a landslide against the Whig candidate Winfield, gaining 254 electoral votes to Winfield's 42.

Citation:
Editors. "Franklin Pierce is elected US President". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18274, accessed 03 December 2016.]