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...involuntary servitude, as it exists in different states of this confederacy, is recognized by the Constitution.

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States, whose inability to calm national tensions over slavery hastened the eventual outbreak of the Civil War.

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