Franklin Pierce presided over the the episode in American history where Cuba nearly became a state in the power play between North and South for control of the Senate.

We still face “control of Senate” issues today – that’s the main driver of statehood for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other remaining territories and protectorates. It didn’t work out so well before; we should be careful now.

Marketer in Chief: How Each President Sold the American Idea – coming July 4, 2021.

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