American presidents by william chaffin

The history of our leaders.  This shows key Presidents in our history that truly affected the direction of where our country would go.

James Madison, America's fourth President (1809-1817), made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing The Federalist Papers, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.
As an American hero, Grant was later elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877), working to implement Congressional Reconstruction and to remove the vestiges of slavery.
When Gerald R. Ford took the oath of office on August 9, 1974, "I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances...This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts."
Bill Clinton is from Arkansas who served as the 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001). He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby-boomer generation President.
George H. W. Bush, as the 41st President (1989-1993), brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values.
With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the 26th and youngest President in the Nation's history (1901-1909).
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), the youngest man elected to the office. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, JFK was assassinated.
Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home.
Often referred to as the first "dark horse," James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States from 1845 to 1849, the last strong President until the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln became the United States' 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.
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