Franklin Pierce — American President born on November 23, 1804, died on October 08, 1869

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession... (wikipedia)

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.
Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.
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.