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Fillmore, Pierce, & Buchanan

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The three Presidents preceding the Civil War were Northern-born, but had Southern sympathies toward slavery. Traces important political actions during the terms of Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. Mentions the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott decision, and the incident at Harper's Ferry. Tensions about slavery dominated their terms.

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Runtime: 10 minutes

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