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If the Federal Government will confine itself to the exercise of powers clearly granted by the Constitution , it can hardly happen that its action upon any question should endanger the institutions of the States or interfere with their right to manage matters strictly domestic according to the will of their own people.

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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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