George Washington: Road to Presidency From Mount Vernon, VA. Served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. He served as a senior officer in the French and Indian War. The only president to have a unanimous vote by the electoral college. (The White House)
George Washington: Presidency (1789-1797) He introduced the cabinet system He was precedent for future presidents, and did not infringe on his powers. He sought to preserve liberty and reduce regional tension. He promoted nationalism.(Fagan) He stayed neutral in the war between France and England. Retired after eight years in office. (The White House)
Thomas Jefferson:Road to Presidency(1801- 1809) He is from Albemarle County, VA He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. He practiced law. He was the Author of the Declaration of Independence. He was elected as the Secretary of State He wrote a bill that established religious freedom. (The White House)
Thomas Jefferson: Presidency He cut the national budget He eliminated the tax on whisky and cut the national debt by 1/3. He made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, gaining western territory.(Fagan) He stayed out of the Napoleon wars. (The White House)
Abraham Lincoln: Road to Presidency He was from Hardin County, KY. He grew up poor and struggled. He was determined and self-educated. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War. He ran for senator, but lost. He served eight years in the Illinois legislature. (The White House)
Abraham Lincoln: Presidency (1861-1865) Lincoln led the Union cause of abolishing slavery. Led a victorious fight against the confederacy. He announced the emancipation proclamation and the 13th amendment, banishing slavery. After the Civil War, he sought to keep peace in the South to prevent succession.(Fagan) He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. (The White House)
Woodrow Wilson: Road to Presidency He was from Virginia He studied at the University of Virginia Law School. He became the president of Princeton. He was governor of New Jersey in 1910 on the progressive platform. (The White House)
Woodrow Wilson: Presidency (1913-1921) He was an advocate for Individualism and state rights. He lowered tariffs. He enacted the Underwood Act. He enacted the Federal Reserve-Act. He passed Child Labor laws. He entered the US into WWI, defeating the(Fagan) Germans. Came up with his Fourteen Points. (The White House)
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to Presidency He was from Hyde Park, NY. Studies at Harvard and Columbia Law School. He was the New York senator in 1910. He was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He was diagnosed with Polio. He was the Governor of New York in (The White 1928. House)
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Presidency (1933-1945) He helped America recover after The Depression by using the New Deal and his “hundred day plan”. He provided relief to business, agriculture, and the unemployed. He introduced social security.(Fagan) He used a “good neighbor policy”. He coined the word United Nations. (The White House)
Henry Truman: Road to Presidency He was from Lamar Missouri. He was a farmer. He served as a captain in WWI in field artillery. He was a judge of the Jackson County Court. He was also a senator for Missouri. (The White House)
Henry Truman: Presidency (1945-1953) He signed the United Nations. He introduced the Fair Deal. He used the Marshall Plan to provide economic recovery to Europe. He aided West Berlin using the Berlin Airlift. He made the call to drop the atomic bombs(Fagan) that ended WWII He kept the Korean War small in fear of was with China or Russia. (The White House)
George W. Bush: Road to Presidency He was born in New Haven, CT. His family moved to Midland, TX. He got a degree at Harvard. He served in WWII. His father was also President after he ran an oil exploration business. He was the Governor of Texas in 1995. (The White House)
George W. Bush: Presidency (2001-2009) He was the president during the terrorist attack on 9/11. He enacted the Homeland Security Act. Started a “war on terror”. He sent troops to Afghanistan to break up the Taliban.(Fagan) He started the Iraq War. He imposed Tax cuts as promised in his campaign. (The White House)
Works Cited Fagan, Chas. "Portrait Galleries." American Presidents: Life Portraits. C-SPAN, 2012. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.americanpresidents.org/ gallery/ >. The White House. USA gov, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/ presidents>.
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