Franklin Pierce is elected US President

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Historical Context Note

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.
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Editors. "Franklin Pierce is elected US President". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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