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FC: The President's of Our Nation

1: 1. GEORGE WASHINGTON Vice President: John Adams (1789-1797) Term: 1789-1797 Political Party: No party 4 Main Achievements: 1. He helped make the United States stay neutral in the British-French War. 2. He nominated the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. 3. He signed a bill establishing the first national bank. 4. He set up his own presidential cabinet, which we still have today. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. His nickname was, "Father of His Country" 2. Washington only had one tooth left when he got elected president. | John Adams

2: 2. JOHN ADAMS Vice President: Thomas Jefferson Term: 1797-1801 Political Party: Federalist 4 Main Achievements: 1. Adams refused to pay a bribe to the French when attempting to negotiate a treaty. 2. He signed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798, losing his popularity. 3. He directed US warships in 1800 to clear sea lanes dominated by French privateers. 4. He negotiated a peace mission with France to avoid war. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was the first president to reside in the White House. 2. Adams' last words were, "Thomas Jefferson survives" even though Jefferson had died earlier that day. | Thomas Jefferson

3: 3. THOMAS JEFFERSON Vice Presidents: Aaron Burr (1801-05) and George Clinton (1805-09) Term: 1801-1809 Political Party: Democratic-Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He eliminated the tax on whiskey which was highly unpopular in the West. 2. He reduced the national debt by a third. 3. He purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in 1803. 4. He stayed out of Napoleonic wars. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C. 2. He taught himself how to write left with his left hand even though he was right-handed. | Aaron Burr | George Clinton

4: 4. JAMES MADISON Vice Presidents: George Clinton (1809-12) and Elbridge Gerry (1813-14) Term: 1809-1817 Political Party: Democratic-Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. Madison allows 20-year charter of Bank of the United States to lapse. 2. He decided to ask Congress to declare war on Great Britain, causing the war of 1812. 3. He authorized trade between Britain and France. 4. He helped America triumph over Britain in the War of 1812. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. James Madison was the first president who had been a member of congress. 2. He was the shortest and lightest president ever. | George Clinton | Elbridge Gerry

5: 5. JAMES MONROE Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-25) Term: 1817-1825 Political Party: Democratic-Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. Monroe negotiated the purchase of Florida for $5 million. 2. He signed the Missouri Compromise in 1820. 3. Monroe addressed Congress in 1823 which would be later known as his Monroe Doctrine. 4. He helped expand America a great deal bringing five new states into the Union; Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Maine, and Missouri. 2 Interesting Facts 1. He was the first president to ride on a steamboat. 2. Monroe's inauguration in 1817 was the first to be held outdoors. | Daniel D. Tompkins

6: 6. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1825-29) Term: 1825-1829 Political Party: Democratic-Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He proposed that the Federal Government should make a network of highways and canals. 2. He also urged the US to take a lead in the development of art and science through the establishment of a national university, the financing of scientific expeditions, and the erection of an observatory. 3. The Baltimore & Ohio railroad was completed. 4. The Erie Canal was completed. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was the first president to be photographed. 2. He regularly swam nude in the Potomac River. | John C. Calhoun

7: 7. ANDREW JACKSON Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1829-32) & Martin Van Buren (1833-37) Term: 1829-1837 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He helped the US become debt free for a short time. 2. Jackson insured that federal laws were enforced by states, specifically South Carolina, who opposed federal tariffs. 3. He vetoed a bill extending The Second Bank of the United States charter. 4. He moved the federal government's deposits from the Second Bank to state chartered banks. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was the only president to serve in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. 2. He was the first president to ride on a railroad train. | John C. Calhoun | Martin Van Buren

8: 8. MARTIN VAN BUREN Vice President: Richard M. Johnson (1837-41) Term: 1837-1841 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He opposed the creation of a new Bank of the United States. 2. He also opposed the placing of Government funds in state banks. 3. He fought for the establishment of an independent treasury system to handle Government transactions. 4. He cut off expenditures so much that the Government even sold the tools it had used on public works. 2 Interesting Facts 1. He was the first president to be born in the United States of America. 2. His autobiography didn't mention his wife once. | Richard M. Johnson

9: 9. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON Vice President: John Tyler (1841) Term: March 4, 1841-April 4, 1841 Political Party: Whig 4 Main Achievements: He died before he could achieve anything besides becoming president. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. His father was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 2. Harrison was the only president who studied to become a doctor. | John Tyler

10: 10. JOHN TYLER Vice President: None Term: 1841-1845 Political Party: Whig 4 Main Achievements: 1. He vetoed a bill that would have established a National Bank with branches in several states. 2. He signed "The Log-Cabin" bill which enabled a settler to claim 160 acres of land. 3. He signed a tariff bill that protected northern manufacturers. 4. He signed a bill annexing Texas. 2 Interesting Facts 1. His nickname was "His Accidency" 2. Tyler was the first president to have a wife die while still being president.

11: 11. JAMES KNOX POLK Vice President: George M. Dallas (1845-49) Term: 1845-1849 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He negotiated with Great Britain to get Oregon. 2. He added California and New Mexico to America by declaring war on Mexico. 3. Polk reduced tariffs in an effort to stimulate trade. 4. He created an independent U.S. Treasury. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. A week before he died, Polk was baptized a Methodist. 2. Gaslights were installed in the White House when Polk was still living there. | George M. Dallas

12: 12. ZACHARY TAYLOR Vice President: Millard Fillmore (1849-50) Term: 1849-1850 Political Party: Whig 4 Main Achievements: 1. He didn't allow the southern states to secede and enforced the Union. 2. He wanted California and New Mexico to be slave free states. As Zachary Taylor died, he didn't achieve very much. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Zachary Taylor's nickname was "Old Rough and Ready". 2. He never registered to vote. | Millard Fillmore

13: 13. MILLARD FILLMORE Vice President: None Term: 1850-1853 Political Party: Whig 4 Main Achievements: 1. He sent a message to Congress recommending that Texas be paid to abandon her claims to part of New Mexico. 2. He granted territorial status to New Mexico. 3. He placed Federal officers at the disposal of slaveholders seeking fugitives. 4. He abolished slave trade in the District of Columbia. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He co-founded the University of Buffalo. 2. He refused an honorary degree from Oxford University.

14: 14. FRANKLIN PIERCE Vice President: William R. King (1853-57) Term: 1853-1857 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He pressured Great Britain to relinquish its special interests along part of the Central American coast. 2. He purchased southern Arizona and part of southern New Mexico. 3. He encouraged the Kansas-Nebraska Act. 4. He served his full term, even with his son's death. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Pierce was the first President to have a Christmas tree in the White House. 2. He was wounded in the Mexican War. | William R. King

15: 15. JAMES BUCHANAN Vice President: John C. Breckinridge (1857-61) Term: 1857-1861 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He denied the legal right of states to secede. 2. He endorsed a proslavery constitution for Kansas. 3. He tried to maintain peace between the north and south to avoid secession by southern states and the civil war. 4. He declared slavery a matter for individual states and territories to decide. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. His nickname was "Old Buck" 2. He was never married. | John C. Breckinridge

16: 16. ABRAHAM LINCOLN Vice Presidents: Hannibal Hamlin (1861-65) & Andrew Johnson (1865) Term: 1861-1865 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation. 2. He gave his Gettysburg Address, which became one of the most famous speeches of all time. 3. He was a great leader for the Union and was a big factor in winning the Civil War. 4. He abolished slavery. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Lincoln was the tallest president. 2. Lincoln was the first president to die by assassination. | Hannibal Hamlin | Andrew Johnson

17: 17. ANDREW JOHNSON Vice President: None Term: 1865-1869 Political Party: Democratic 4 Main Achievements: 1. He implemented a series of proclamations to help reincorporate former Confederate States into the Union. 2. He presided over the Reconstruction Era of the U.S. 3. He attempted to form a new political party called the National Union. 4. The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia for $7 million under his presidency. 2 Interesting Facts 1. He is one of five Presidents who were never inaugurated. 2. He was the first President to be impeached.

18: 18. ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax (1869-73) & Henry Wilson (1873-75) Term: 1869-1877 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He supported pardons for former Confederate leaders while also protecting the civil rights of freed slaves. 2. He saw the 15th Amendment take place. 3. He tried to limit the activities of the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups. 4. He signed legislation to establish the Department of Justice, the Weather Bureau, and Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in America. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Ulysses almost drowned at the age of seven. 2. He owned a slave but instead of selling him for badly needed money, he signed a document that gave the slave his freedom. | Schuyler Colfax | Henry Wilson

19: 19. RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES Vice President: William A. Wheeler (1877-81) Term: 1877-1881 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He withdrew the troops in the south. 2. He made federal dollars available for infrastructure improvements in the South. 3. He defeated Conkling and the idea of "senatorial courtesy". 4. He defeated an attempt by the Democratic-controlled Congress to force him to accept unwanted legislation by attaching amendments. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Hayes was the only president who served in the Civil War to be wounded. 2. The first White House telephone was installed by Alexander Graham Bell himself when Hayes was in office. | William A. Wheeler

20: 20. JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD Vice President: Chester A. Arthur (1881) Term: March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. Garfield strengthened Federal authority over the New York Customs House. 2. He appointed Senator Roscoe Conkling's arch-rival, William H. Robertson to run the Customs House. 3. Conkling tried his best to contest, but Garfield wouldn't back down. 4. He survived two gun shots but died of blood poisoning. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time. 2. He was the first president to campaign in two languages; English and German. | Chester A. Arthur

21: 21. CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR Vice President: None Term: 1881-1885 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He tried to lower tariff rates. 2. He signed the Tariff Act of 1883. 3. He enacted the first general Federal immigration law. 4. Arthur demonstrated as President that he was above factions in the Republican Party. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Arthur's nickname was "Elegant Arthur". 2. Arthur was still in the running for the presidential nomination in 1884, even when he had a fatal kidney disease.

22: 22. GROVER CLEVELAND Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (1885-89) Term: 1885-1889 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He tried to reduce government spending by using the veto power. 2. He pursued a policy barring special favors to any economic group. 3. He forced railroads to return 81,000,000 acres of land back to the government. 4. He signed the Interstate Commerce Act, regulating railroads. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He vetoed 414 bills in his first term, which was more than double the 204 vetoes cast by all the previous presidents. 2. He answered the White House phone personally. | Thomas A. Hendricks

23: 23. BENJAMIN HARRISON Vice President: Levi P. Morton (1889-93) Term: 1889-1893 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He helped shape a vigorous foreign policy. 2. He signed substantial appropriation bills for internal improvements, naval expansion, and subsidies for steamship lines. 3. He tried to make the tariff rates more acceptable by writing in reciprocity provisions. 4. Harrison lent his support to the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, which required the government to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver per month. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. His nickname was "Kid Gloves Harrison". 2. He married the widowed Mrs. Mary Dimmick in 1896, then died five years later. | Levi P. Morton

24: 24. GROVER CLEVELAND Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson (1893-97) Term: 1893-1897 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He obtained a repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act that had caused mild inflation. 2. He maintained the U.S. Treasury's gold reserve. 3. He sent federal troops to enforce an injunction on railroad strikers in Chicago. 4. He forced Great Britain to accept arbitration of a disputed boundary in Venezuela. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was the only president married in the White House. 2. He was the only president to serve non-consecutive terms. | Adlai E. Stevenson

25: 25. WILLIAM MCKINLEY Vice Presidents: Garret A. Hobart (1897-99) & Theodore Roosevelt (1901) Term: 1897-1901 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He enacted the highest tariff in history. 2. McKinley delivered his message of neutral intervention in April 1898. 3. He led the United States against the Spanish to liberate and give independence to Cuba. 4. He annexed the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. His nickname was "Idol of Ohio". 2. A deranged anarchist shot McKinley twice and killed him. | Garret A. Hobart | Theodore Roosevelt

26: 26. THEODORE ROOSEVELT Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks (1905-09) Term: 1901-1909 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He added enormously to the national forests in the West, reserved lands for public use, and fostered great irrigation projects. 2. He steered America more actively into world politics. 3. Roosevelt ensured the construction of the Panama Canal. 4. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. The inspiration for the teddy bear is believed to have come from a political cartoon about a bear-hunting trip that he went on in 1902. 2. He got shot in the chest on a campaign in Milwaukee, but recovered quickly. | Charles Warren Fairbanks

27: 27. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT Vice President: James S. Sherman (1909-12) Term: 1909-1913 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He signed the Payne-Aldrich Act, which he thought was the best tariff bill the Republican Party ever passed. 2. He supported constitutional amendments mandating a federal income tax and the direct election of senators by the people. 3. He dismissed Ballinger’s leading critic, Gifford Pinchot. 4. He empowered the Interstate Commerce Commission to set railroad rates. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Taft actually preferred law to politics, and after being president, he was the Professor of Law at Yale and Chief Justice of the United States. 2. His dad was a prominent attorney who served as secretary of war under President Ulysses S. Grant, then was ambassador to Austria-Hungary and Russia under President Chester A. Arthur. | James S. Sherman

28: 28. WOODROW WILSON Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall (1913-21) Term: 1913-1921 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He made a lower tariff, the Underwood Act; attached to the measure was a graduated Federal income tax. 2. He saw through the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, which provided the Nation with the more elastic money supply it needed. 3. In 1914, antitrust legislation established a Federal Trade Commission to prohibit unfair business practices. 4. He asked Congress to declare war on Germany, giving a big boost to the Allies, helping them win WWI. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Wilson's nickname was "Schoolmaster in Politics". 2. He was a teacher before entering the world of government. | Thomas R. Marshall

29: 29. WARREN GAMALIEL HARDING Vice President: Calvin Coolidge (1921-23) Term: 1921-1923 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He eliminated wartime controls and slashed taxes. 2. He established a Federal budget system. 3. He restored the high protective tariff. 4. He imposed tight limitations upon immigration. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was the first newspaper publisher to be elected president. 2. He was the first president to be survived by his father. | Calvin Coolidge

30: 30. CALVIN COOLIDGE Vice President: Charles G. Dawes (1925-29) Term: 1923-1929 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He refused to use Federal economic power to check the growing boom or to ameliorate the depressed condition of agriculture and certain industries. 2. He vetoed farm relief bills twice. 3. He killed a plan to produce cheap Federal electric power on the Tennessee River. 4. He called for isolation in foreign policy, tax cuts, economy, and limited aid to farmers. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. His nickname was "Silent Cal". 2. Calvin Coolidge was the only U.S. president to be sworn in by his own father. | Charles G. Dawes

31: 31. HERBERT CLARK HOOVER Vice President: Charles Curtis (1929-33) Term: 1929-1933 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. While he kept the Federal budget balanced, he would cut taxes and expand public works spending. 2. He presented a program asking for creation of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to aid business, additional help for farmers facing mortgage foreclosures, banking reform, a loan to states for feeding the unemployed, expansion of public works, and drastic governmental economy. 3. He viewed that while people must not suffer from hunger and cold, caring for them must be primarily a local and voluntary responsibility. 4. Hoover vetoed several bills that would have provided direct relief to struggling Americans. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Hoover was the second left-handed president of the United States. 2. On March 3, 1931, Hoover signed a law that made "The Star-Spangled Banner," based on an 1814 poem by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), America's national anthem. | Charles Curtis

32: 32. FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT Vice Presidents: John N. Garner (1933-41), Henry A. Wallace (1941-45), and Harry S. Truman (1945) Term: 1933-1945 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He proposed a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform. 2. Roosevelt responded to businessmen and bankers who were against Roosevelt's New Deal program with a new program of reform: Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, new controls over banks and public utilities, and an enormous work relief program for the unemployed. 3. He sent aid to England when they were at war with Germany without actually getting involved in the war. 4. He devoted a lot of time to the planning of a United Nations. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Roosevelt is the only president to have served more than 2 terms. 2. He was diagnosed with polio in 1921. | John N. Garner | Henry A. Wallace | Harry S. Truman

33: 33. HARRY S. TRUMAN Vice President: Alben W. Barkley (1949-53) Term: 1945-1953 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He ordered the atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order for Japan to surrender. 2. In June of 1945, Truman witnessed the signing of the charter of the United Nations. 3. He presented to Congress a 21-point program. 4. He asked Congress to aid Turkey and Greece when the Soviet Union was threatening them. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Truman was the third left-handed president of the United States. 2. Truman survived an assassination plot. | Alben W. Barkley

34: 34. DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER Vice President: Richard M. Nixon (1953-61) Term: 1953-1961 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He brought peace along the border of South Korea. 2. He eased tensions between America and the Soviet Union. 3. He ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. 4. He started the "atoms for peace" program. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He opposed the use of the atomic bomb against Japan. 2. He suffered a heart attack in 1955. | Richard M. Nixon

35: 35. JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-63) Term: 1961-1963 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He called for new civil rights legislation. 2. He wanted America to resume its old mission as the first nation dedicated to the revolution of human rights. 3. He made the Soviet Union relax its pressure in central Europe. 4. He solved the Cuban missile crisis. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Kennedy's speech to the students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was the start of the Peace Corps. 2. In his speech to a Joint Session of Congress on May 25, 1961, Kennedy set the goal of landing a man on the moon by 1969 for the United State's Space Program (NASA). | Lyndon B. Johnson

36: 36. LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey (1965-69) Term: 1963-1969 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He enacted a new civil rights bill. 2. He enacted a tax cut. 3. He sponsored the Great Society program. 4. The country made great explorations of space under Johnson. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court successfully. 2. He died of a heart attack at age 64 on January 22, 1973, at his ranch. | Hubert H. Humphrey

37: 37. RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73) and Gerald R. Ford (1973-74) Term: 1969-1974 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He reduced tension with China and the U.S.S.R. 2. He announced an accord with North Viet Nam to end American involvement in Indochina. 3. He made new anticrime laws. 4. He made a broad environmental program. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Nixon is the only U.S. President who resigned from office. 2. While serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Richard Nixon won large sums of money playing poker. He then used the money to help fund his first political campaign in 1946. | Spiro T. Agnew | Gerald R. Ford

38: 38. GERALD RUDOLPH FORD Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller (1974-77) Term: 1974-77 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He provided aid to both Israel and Egypt. 2. He helped reduce tensions with the Soviet Union by signing the Helsinki Accords. 3. He helped evacuate Americans from defeated South Vietnam. 4. He restored the American public's faith in its political leaders. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. He was a college football player at the University of Michigan and helped them win two college football national championships in 1932 and 1933. 2. Ford was the first president to be an Eagle Scout. | Nelson A. Rockefeller

39: 39. JAMES EARL CARTER, JR. Vice President: Walter F. Mondale (1977-81) Term: 1977-1981 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He worked hard to combat the continuing economic woes of inflation and unemployment. 2. He made an increase of nearly eight million jobs and a decrease in the budget deficit. 3. He established a national energy policy and he decontrolled domestic petroleum prices to stimulate production. 4. Carter prompted Government efficiency through civil service reform and proceeded with deregulation of the trucking and airline industries. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Iran finally released hostages on January 21, 1981, the day after Carter left office. Reagan invited Carter to greet the freed hostages in Germany. 2. Carter is the oldest president (by the time he took office) to still be living. | Walter F. Mondale

40: 40. RONALD WILSON REAGAN Vice President: George Bush (1981-89) Term: 1981-1989 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He cut taxes and Government expenditures. 2. He obtained an overhaul of the income tax code, which eliminated many deductions and exempted millions of people with low incomes. 3. Reagan negotiated a treaty that would eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles. 4. He declared war against international terrorism. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Among the items on display at Ronald Reagan's presidential library in California is a 6,000-pound graffiti-covered section of the Berlin Wall, given to him by the people of Berlin. 2. He was the oldest elected president. | George H. W. Bush

41: 41. GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle (1989-93) Term: 1989-1993 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. Bush sent American troops into Panama to overthrow the corrupt regime of General Manuel Noriega. 2. He rallied the United Nations, the U.S. people, and Congress and sent 425,000 American troops to Kuwait. 3. He helped go through the end of the Cold War and made a new era in U.S.-Soviet relations. 4. He signed a bill to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against the disabled 2 Interesting Facts: 1. A car bomb assassination plot against George Bush was foiled in Kuwait in 1993. 2. He is the only person besides John Adams to see his son become president. | J. Danforth Quayle

42: 42. WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON Vice President: Albert Gore, Jr. (1993-2001) Term: 1993-2001 Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. He successfully dispatched peace keeping forces to war-torn Bosnia. 2. He bombed Iraq when Saddam Hussein stopped United Nations inspections for evidence of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. 3. He became a global proponent for an expanded NATO, more open international trade, and a worldwide campaign against drug trafficking. 4. He saw the passage by Congress of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which created a free-trade-zone for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Clinton was the first president to visit Vietnam since the war. 2. He was the first president to be married to a U.S. senator. | Albert Gore, Jr.

43: 43. GEORGE WALKER BUSH Vice President: Richard B. Cheney (2001-09) Term: 2001-2009 Political Party: Republican 4 Main Achievements: 1. He made the No Child Left Behind Act. 2. Bush cut taxes for every federal income taxpayer, which helped set off an unprecedented 52 straight months of job creation. 3. Bush modernized Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit, a reform that provided access to needed medicine for 40 million seniors and other beneficiaries. 4. He implemented free trade agreements with more than a dozen nations. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Bush was a managing general partner of the Texas Rangers from 1989-1994. 2. Bush won Florida in the 2000 election by 537 votes. | Richard B. Cheney

44: 44. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA Vice President: Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (2009-) Term: 2009- Political Party: Democrat 4 Main Achievements: 1. Obama signed the American Recover and Reinvestment Act. 2. Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. 3. He initiated the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for women and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Race to the Top program. 4. He signed a nuclear arms reduction treaty called New START with President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia. 2 Interesting Facts: 1. Obama was the first president born outside of the contiguous United States. 2. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. | Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

45: Interesting Facts About the Presidency | The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President appoints the heads of the federal agencies including the cabinet. The President executes and enforces the laws created by Congress or may veto bills enacted by Congress. The President has the power to give pardons and clemencies for federal crimes. The President traditionally gives a state of the Union speech to Congress each January. The President is elected by votes from the Electors of the Electoral College. Until 1951, a President could serve an unlimited number of terms. When the President travels by plane, his aircraft is called Air Force One. When traveling by helicopter, it is called Marine One. Air Force One is usually a highly customized Boeing 747-2008 series aircraft. It is capable of refueling in midair. It is equipped to function as a mobile command center in the event of an attack on the US. It has 4,000 square feet of floor space on three levels. It also has an operating room with a doctor permanently on board.

46: Interesting Facts About the Presidency (ctd.) | Camp David is the Presidents country residence. It is located in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland. It has been used extensively to host foreign dignitaries. The White House, the President's home, is the only private residence of a head of state that is open to the public free of charge.

47: References | http;//www.whitehouse.gov http://www.ipl.org http://www.millercenter.org http://www.history.com http://www.vicepresidents.com

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