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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: Ottamay


Presenter: Afonin Elena, 1LM2 Course: USA Culture and Civilization 18.02.2014

Abraham Lincoln (1809 to 1865) Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America He was born on February 12th, 1809. He was instrumental in reforms He was also a one time member of the United States House of Representatives during 1840s. Lincoln has been regarded both by scholars, academicians and the public as the greatest president of the United States.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 to 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States of America He was the president during the historic Second World War He was born on January 30th 1882 and died on April 12th 1945. He was a central figure in the 20th century and led the country during the years of economic depression and total war.

George Washington 1789-1797 George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. He was born on February 22nd, 1732 and He was one of the founding fathers of America was the commander-in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He died on December 14, 1799 at the age of 69.

Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father and is the principle author of the American Declaration of Independence. He was born on April 13th, 1743. He served as the third president of the United States of America and was the first United States Secretary of State. He is rated by historians as one of the greatest United States Presidents of all time.

Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 During his presidency there was no shortage of courage as he demonstrated how great a role the president had to play, by undertaking the responsibility of getting people the laws they wanted instead of leaving everything up to the Congress The Tariff act was passed in 1832, which would be significant to America’s economy forever.

Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States He was born on 27th October 1858 He was also the founder of the short-lived Progressive Party in 1912. Apart from politics he had deep interests in writing, hunting and was a natural explorer. He is remembered to this day due to his plethora of achievements and interests. He held the office at city state and federal levels before becoming the president.

Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 It was President Truman who made the final decision to use the atomic bombs on Japan to speed up the end of the World War II. His use of the bomb was not only a way to stop what could have been a bloody fight on the mainland but also to send a message to the Soviet Union that the U.S. was not afraid to use the bomb if necessary. Truman was president during the beginnings of the Cold War and also during the Korean War.

John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy, born on May 29th 1917 was the 35th president of the United States of America and held the presidential office till the time of his assassination in 1963.

Bill Clinton 1993-2001 William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton, born on 19th August 1946 was the 42nd president of the United States.

Richard M. Nixon 1959-1974 Richard Milhous Nixon, born on 9th January, 1913 was the 37th president of the United States of America.

Barack Obama 2009- Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

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