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Power in American History

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FC: Power in America from the Past to the Present

1: George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789. He is a symbol of power in the USA because he helped to begin the system of government in this country. He was the main person that took charge to really begin the country's government.

2: Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a figure of power in America from 1933 to 1945. His 3 terms as a president were the longest ever served in our history. FDR continued to be reelected until his death during the third term. He was seen as a great leader by the American people.

3: Franklin D. Roosevelt was the longest serving president because of the way he assumed his position as a leader. He took charge during nationwide catastrophes, and knew exactly what he was going to do before he did it. For example, during the bombing of Pearl Harbor he directed the organization of the nation's manpower and resources for global war. Although this is just one example of his great power in leadership, he did many great things while in office.

4: Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States of America. He was a great, ambitious leader. He was strongly against slavery during the time that it was happening in the south. He was a third party candidate which is very rare that he should win being neither a democrat or republican. After he was put in office he abolished slavery, a powerful thing during the mid 1800s.

5: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was also a strong figure of power in America during the time of slavery. He served as a co-pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He began making speeches that gave hope and inspired many American citizens. He wrote the famous "I Have A Dream" speech along with many others. Martin Luther became the youngest man to have ever recieved a Nobel Peace Prize.

6: Ronald Reagan served for two full terms as President of the United States from 1981-1989. He started the program called the Reagan Revolution in order to inspire and invigorate the American people in order to reduce their reliance on the government. He also did many other great things during the 8 years that he was president. These aspects helped him to become a more powerful leader.

8: President George W. Bush is now the current president. He has been serving since he was elected in the 2000 election against Al Gore.

9: President Bush earned his place of power in the US during on September 11, 2001. He knew what he had to do during a national tradgedy, and showed his good leadership and power.

10: Vice President Richard Cheney ran in the 2000 election along with George W. Bush. He was elected to office in 2000 when Bush was also put into office.

11: Vice President Richard Cheney is presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lori Hill at a ceremony in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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