OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Students will click on the correct picture
of the President that corresponds with the
major events and Olympic event that
occurred during that presidency.
He was the president that led the U.S. into World War I on April 2, 1917. He
introduced his Fourteen points at the Treaty of Versailles, which in it contained
the establishment of a league of nations. This was rejected by congress.
During his presidency there were no Olympic games due to the world war.
Woodrow Wilson Calvin Coolidge
He was president during the 1929 stock market crash which ushered in the Great
Depression. Although he had plans to restructure finance and banking to get out of the
depression, Congress rejected his ideas and made him a scapegoat for the depression.
He was defeated for reelection in 1932, the same year as the 1932 Olympic games in
Harry Truman Herbert Hoover
The only president to serve four terms from 1932 to 1945. He enacted the New Deal which
help get the US out of the Great Depression. He was president during World War II.
Although initially trying to remain neutral, after the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec 7, 1941 the
US was forced into war with the Axis powers. He died in office April 12, 1945. He was
president during the Olympic games in 1936 in Germany, but the next two were cancelled
due to the war,.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Franklin D. Roosevelt
President that ordered the dropping of the atomic bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima that ended
the War in the Pacific in 1945. He witnessed the establishing of the United Nations and NATO. He
was president during the Korean War in 1950. He served as president during the 1948 Olympic
games in London, England.
Harry Truman John F. Kennedy
This President was elected in 1956 and called for and enacted civil right legislation during his
term. He launched the most federal programs since WWII, such as NASA and the Peace Corps.
He was president during the height of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was in
office during the 1960 Olympic games in Rome. Unfortunately he was assassinated on November
John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon
Elected President in 1968. He was president during the first moon landing. He opened up trade
with China. He signed the treaty which ended the Vietnam War in 1973. His presidency was
marred by the Watergate scandal. Facing impeachment he retired in 1974. He witnessed the
Olympic games in Munich, Germany in 1970 and the tragic events of those games.
Gerald Ford Richard Nixon
This president elected in 1988 served during the ending of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin
Wall. He was commander and chief during the first Iraq War in 1991. Despite high popularity he
lost reelection due to a failing economy and rising deficit. He witnessed the Olympic games of
1992 in Barcelona Spain.
George H. Bush Bill Clinton
This President saw more peace and economic well being than any other president in the 20 th
century. He also saw the lowest unemployment and inflation rate in modern times. He served two
terms. He saw falling crime rates and a budget surplus during his terms. Personal problems led to
his impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1998 but not that in the Senate. He was
president during the 1996 Olympic games in Athens and the games in Sidney, Australia in 2000.
Ronald Reagan Bill Clinton
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