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Military Leader, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1804 - 1869
Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, prompting a bloody conflict over Kansas' slavery status.
Salmon P. Chase
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Representative, U.S. Governor, Government Official / 1808 - 1873
As Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln, Salmon P. Chase implemented the National Banking Act and was the sixth chief justice of the Supreme Court.
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