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illiterate escaped slave who rescued 300 slaves by leading them through the underground railroad
New York Lawyer turned Politician, 13th President, helped ease tensions between the North and the South in 1850
Unrenowned lawyer-politician and 14th President of the United States. Pro-southern Northerner
he tried repeatedly to take control of Nicaragua in the 1850s, backed by an armed force recruited largely in the South, he installed himself as president in July 1856 and promptly legalized slavery
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