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S: The Men of America

FC: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.... The Men of America

1: "The Father of Our Country" George Washington | Born: February 22, 1732 Died: December 14, 1799 | * While he was President, Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee were admitted as states. | * Washington was the only president who didn't represent a political party. | Washington served 2 terms, he was the President from April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797 | * While in office the United States Census was conducted (1790) * The District of Columbia was established | Although many love the story of a young George Washington cutting down the cherry tree is not true. | John Adams served as President Washington's Vice President for both terms. | President Washington loved Ice Cream and would have it every Thursday after supper while in the White House

2: "The Atlas of Independence" John Adams | Born: October 30, 1735 Died: July 4, 1826 | * The Department of The Navy & The Marine Corps were both created in 1798 | Served 1 term from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801 | Thomas Jefferson served as Vice President | President Adams belonged to the first political party, The Federalist | * The Capital was moved from Philadelphia to Washington DC (1800) * XZY Affair (1797) * The Library of Congress was established (1800) | Was the First President to have fireworks at the White House | Graduated Harvard College 1755

3: Graduated Harvard College 1755 | "The Pen of the Revolution" Thomas Jefferson | Born: April 13, 1743 Died: July 4, 1826 | Served 2 terms between March 4, 1801 and March 3, 1809 | * Louisiana Purchase (1803) * Lewis CLark Expedition (1804-1806) * Abolition of Slave Trade (1807) * Ohio Entered the Union in 1803 | Thomas Jefferson had two vice presidents during his terms, Aaron Burr (1801-1805) and George Clinton (1805-1809) | The Principal author of the Declaration of Independence | Was one of the first of the Republican party | Lewis & Clark gave President Jefferson a pair of bear cubs to show their appreciation of funding their expedition

4: "Father of the Constitution" James Madison | Born: March 16, 1751 Died: June 28, 1836 | During his terms, James Madison had two Vice Presidents and had times when no one was serving as Vice President. George Clinton (1809-1812) none (1812-1813) Elbridge Gerry (1813-1814) none (1814-1817) | Madison was the shortest and slightest president. He was only 5 ft. 4 in. tall and weighed just 100 pounds | As a member of the Democratic-Republican party he served 2 terms from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1817 | * War of 1812 (started in 1812) * Battle of New Orleans (1814) *Non-Intercourse Act (1809-1810) * Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner (1814) | Both Louisiana (1812) & Indiana (1816) entered the Union

5: "The Last of the Crooked Hats" James Monroe | Born: April 28, 1758 Died: July 4, 1831 | President Monroe's Vice President was Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825) | Monroe served 2 terms from 1817 - 1825 | Was a member of the Democratic-Republican party | * First Seminole War (1817-1818) * Florida was purchased from Spain (1819) * Missouri Compromise (1820) * Monroe Doctrine (1823) | States that entered the Union: Mississippi (1817) Illinois (1818) Alabama (1818) Maine (1820) Missouri (1821) | President Monroe was the 1st President to ride on a Steamboat | Was shot in the shoulder during the Revolutionary War and the bullet was never removed

6: "Old Man Eloquent" John Quincy Adams | Born: July 11, 1767 Died: February 23, 1848 | Served 1 term from March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829 | Would read the Bible cover to cover every year | John C. Calhoun was the Vice President | A member of the Republican Party | * Erie Canal Opens (1825) | In 1826, the Marquis de Lafayette gave John Quincy Adams an alligator.

7: "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson | Born: March 15, 1767 Died: June 8, 1845 | First President to ride on a train | Served 2 terms from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837 | First President to have assassination attempt on him | Arkansas (1836) & Michigan (1837) joined the union while in office | * Peggy Eaton Affair (1828-1831) * Indian Removal Act of 1830 (1830) * Ordinance of Nullification (1832) * Black Hawk War (1832) | John C. Calhoun was Vice President | A member of the Democratic Party

8: "O.K." Martin Van Buren | Born: December 5, 1782 Died: July 24, 1862 | 1st President to be BORN an American citizen | Served 1 term from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841 | * Panic of 1837 (1837) * Caroline Affair (1837) * Blocked Annexation of Texas () * | Member of the Democratic Party | Vice President was Richard M. Johnson | Waited till the end of his 4 yrs. term to get paid his salary - He got paid $100,000.00 | Received 2 tiger cubs from the Sultan of Oman

9: "Old Tippecanoe" William Henry Harrison | Born: February 9, 1773 Died: April 4, 1841 | Served 1 term from March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841, but died within 1 month. | Died from pneumonia, caught when he was giving his inaugural speech. | Gave the longest inaugural speech of any president | Belonged to the Whig political party | John Tyler was Vice President

10: "Young Hickory" John Tyler | Born: March 29, 1790 Died: January 18, 1862 | Served from April 6, 1841 to March 3, 1845 after assuming office after the death of President Harrison. | Florida entered the Union in 1845 | *Set precedent for Presidential succession (1841) * Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842) * Treaty of Wanghia (1844) * Annexation of Texas (1845) | Had no Vice President | Member of the Whig Party | First President to have impeachment proceedings started on him | Had 15 children

11: "Polk the Purposeful" James K. Polk | Born: November 2, 1795 Died: June 15, 1849 | Served 1 term from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849 | Was a member of the Democratic party | George M. Dallas served as Vice President | * Mexican War (1846-1848) * Oregon Treaty (1846) * The National Election Day was set | 1st President to be born in North Carolina | During his term 3 states entered the Union: * Texas (1845) * Iowa (1846) * Wisconsin (1848) | Graduated from UNC in 1818 with honors

12: "Old Rough & Ready" Zachary Taylor | Born: November 24, 1784 Died: July 9, 1850 | Millard Fillmore was Vice President | Served 1 term from March 4, 1849 to July 9, 1850 - Died while in office from cholera morbus | Member of the Whig Party | He had never voted in a Presidential election until his own | His body was exhumed because some believed he was poisoned, but it was proved false | * Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850) * * *

13: "The Accidental President" Millard Fillmore | Born: January 7, 1800 Died: March 8, 1874 | Had no Vice President | Member of the Whig Party | Served 1 term from July 10, 1850 to March 3, 1853 to finish out President Taylor's term after he died | Helped fight the 1st fire to the Library of Congress | * Abolished slave trade in Washington DC * Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (1850) * Compromise of 1850 (1850) * | California entered the Union 1850

14: "Handsome Frank" Franklin Pierce | Born: November 23, 1804 Died: October 8, 1869 | Served 1 term from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857 | * Gadsden Purchase (1853) * Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) * Ostend Manifesto (1854) * | William King was elected Vice President, but died before taking office | Member of the Democratic party | 1st President to have Christmas Tree in White House

15: "The Do-Nothing President" James Buchanan | Served 1 term from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861 | Born: April 23, 1791 Died: June 1, 1868 | A member of the Democratic party | John Breckenridge served as Vice President | During President Buchanan's term "Jingle Bells" was released | * Pony Express Established (1860) * Southern States begin secession (1860) * Confederate Stated of America created (1861) | 3 states enter the Union: Minnesota (1858) Oregon (1859) Kansas (1860)

16: "Honest Abe" Abraham Lincoln | Tallest President at 6ft 4inches | Born: February 12, 1809 Died: April 15, 1865 | 1st President to be assassinated | Was elected for 2 terms only served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865. He was assassinated soon after being elected for his 2nd term | Hannibal Hamilton served as Vice President from 1861-1865 then Andrew Johnson served starting in 1865 | 2 States entered the Union: West Virginia (1863) Nevada (1864) | * Civil War (1861-1865) * Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

17: "Father of the Homestead Act" Andrew Johnson | Born: December 29, 1808 Died:July 31, 1875 | * Thirteenth Amendment Ratified (1865) * Freedmen's Bureau Bill (1866) * Alaska Purchased (1867) * Fourteenth Amendment Ratified (1868) | Served 1 Term from April 15, 1865 - March 3, 1869 - Finished out the term after Lincoln's death | Nebraska entered the Union (1867) | Member of the Democratic Party | Had no Vice President | Born in Raleigh, NC | Johnson and his wife, Liza, were married by Abraham Lincoln

18: "American Caesar" Ulysses S. Grant | Born: April 27, 1822 Died: July 23, 1885 | Served 2 Terms from March 4, 1869-March 3, 1877 | * Transcontinental Railroad Completed (1869) * Fifteenth Amendment Ratified (1870) *Panic of 1873 *Whiskey Ring Scandal (1875) * Served in both Mexican and US Civil War | Colorado entered the Union (1876) | His mother was an Irish immigrant | Grant ran against the first woman to try to run for office! Victoria Claflin Woodhall | President Grant had two Vice Presidents and a period of time where he didn't have a Vice President. Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873) Henry Wilson (1873-1875) none (1875-1877) | Member of the Republican Party

19: "Old 8 to 7" Rutherford B. Hayes | Born: October 4, 1822 Died: January 17, 1893 | Hayes's Vice President was William Wheeler (1877-1881). | Member of the Republican Party | Served 1 term from March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881 | * Compromise of 1877 * Bland-Allison Act (1878) * Pronounced the need for American control of the Panama Canal (1880) | He and his wife, Lucy, hosted the 1st Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn (April 2, 1879) | During his term the first telephone was installed in the White House

20: "The Preacher President" James A. Garfield | Born: November 19, 1831 Died: September 19, 1881 | Served from March 4, 1881-September 19, 1881. He had only served 131 days before he was shot while entering Washington D.C. railroad station. | Chester Arthur served as Vice President | Was the 1st of only 7 left handed presidents

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22: "Grover the Good" Grover Cleveland

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