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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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Learn more about the cast of the popular Twilight film series, based on the best-selling young adult books by Stephenie Meyer. The five-part screen series came to a close in 2012, with the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2. Stars of the Twilight films include Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black). Film credits have also gone to dozens of other cast members, including Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Sarah Clarke and Elizabeth Reaser.
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