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2: George Washington | George Washington was Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. | On April 30, 1789, George Washington was standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street and he took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

3: John Adams Adams was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. Adams' two terms as Vice President were frustrating experiences for a man of his vigor, intellect, and vanity.

4: Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 in Virginia, inheriting from his father, something like 5000 acres of land, and from his mother, a Randolph, high social standing.

5: James Madison Born in 1751, Madison was brought up in Orange County, Virginia, and attended Princeton then called the College of New Jersey. A student of history and government.

6: James Monroe Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1758, Monroe attended the College of William and Mary, fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

7: John Quincy Adams Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1767, he watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from the top of Penn's Hill above the family farm.

8: Andrew Jackson Born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767. In his first Annual Message to Congress, Jackson recommended eliminating the Electoral College.

9: Martin Van Buren Only about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, Martin Van Buren dressed fastidiously. His impeccable appearance belied his amiability--and his humble background. Of Dutch descent, he was born in 1782, the son of a tavernkeeper and farmer, in Kinderhook, New York.

10: William Henry Harrison He was born at Berkeley in 1773. He studied classics and history at Hampden-Sydney College, then began the study of medicine in Richmond.

11: John Tyler Born in Virginia in 1790, he was raised believing that the Constitution must be strictly construed. He went to the College of William and Mary and studied law.

12: James K. Polk He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1795. Polk was graduated with honors in 1818 from the University of North Carolina. He became a friend of Andrew Jackson.

13: Zachary Taylor Born in Virginia in 1784, he was taken as an infant to Kentucky and raised on a plantation.

14: Millard Fillmore Born in the Finger Lakes country of New York in 1800.

15: Franklin Pierce Born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in 1804, Pierce attended Bowdoin College. After graduation he studied law, then entered politics.

16: James Buchanan He was the only president that never married.He was born into a well-to-do Pennsylvania family in 1791, He was a graduate of Dickinson College, He was gifted as a debater and learned in the law.

17: Abraham Lincoln He was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were both born in Virginia. He married Marry Todd and had 4 children but only one lived to maturity.

18: Andrew Johnson Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1808, Johnson grew up in poverty.Although an honest and honorable man, Andrew Johnson was one of the most unfortunate of Presidents.

19: Ulysses S. Grant Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class.

20: Rutherford B. Hayes Born in Ohio in 1822, Hayes was educated at Kenyon College and Harvard Law School. He fought in the Civil War, was wounded in action, and rose to the rank of brevet major general. While he was still in the Army, Cincinnati Republicans ran him for the House of Representatives. He accepted the nomination, but would not campaign, explaining, "an officer fit for duty who at this crisis would abandon his post to electioneer... ought to be scalped."

21: James Garfield He was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. Garfield was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1859 as a Republican.

22: Chester A. Arthur He was born in Fairfield, Vermont, in 1829. Early in the Civil War he served as Quartermaster General of the State of New York.

23: Grover Cleveland The First Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later

24: Benjamin Harrison Nominated for President on the eighth ballot at the 1888 Republican Convention. Born in 1833 on a farm by the Ohio River below Cincinnati.He went to Miami University in Ohio and read law in Cincinnati.

25: Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War.Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey in 1837. After leaving the White House, Cleveland lived in retirement in Princeton, New Jersey. He died in 1908.

26: William McKinley William McKinley was Born in Niles Ohio in 1843.McKinley briefly attended Allegheny College, and was teaching in a country school when the Civil War started.

27: Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt almost 43 became the youngest President in the Nation's history.He was born in New York City in 1858 into a wealthy family.

28: William Howard Taft Born in 1857. He graduated from Yale. Taft much preferred law to politics. Theodore Roosevelt made him Secretary of War and by 1907 had decided that Taft should be his successor.

29: Woodrow Wilson He was born in Virginia in 1856. After graduation from Princeton and the University of Virginia Law School Wilson earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University.

30: Warren G. Harding Born near Marion Ohio in 1865. He became the publisher of a newspaper. He married Mrs. Florence Kling De Wolfe.

31: Calvin Coolidge At 2:30 on the morning of August 3 1923 while visiting in Vermont Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. Born in Plymouth Vermont on July 4 1872.

32: Herbert Hoover Born in an Iowa village in 1874 he grew up in Oregon. He enrolled at Stanford University when it opened in 1891 graduating as a mining engineer. He married Lou Henry, and they went to China, where he worked for a private corporation as China's leading engineer.

33: Franklin D. Roosevelt Born in 1882 at Hyde Park New York.He attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School.On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt.

34: Harry S. Truman April 12, 1945, he became President. Truman was born in Lamar Missouri in 1884. He grew up in Independence and for 12 years prospered as a Missouri farmer.

35: Dwight D. Eisenhower Born in Texas in 1890, brought up in Abilene Kansas Eisenhower was the third of seven sons. He was really good at sports in high school and received an appointment to West Point.Stationed in Texas as a second lieutenant he met his wife Mamie Geneva Doud. He married her in 1916.

36: John F. Kennedy Of Irish descent he was born in Brookline Massachusetts on May 29 1917. Graduating from Harvard in 1940, he entered the Navy. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy, despite grave injuries, led the survivors through perilous waters to safety.

37: Lyndon B. Johnson Johnson was born on August 27 1908 in central Texas. During World War II he served briefly in the Navy as a lieutenant commander.In the 1960 campaign Johnson as John F. Kennedy's running mate was elected Vice President. On November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was assassinated, Johnson was sworn in as President.

38: Richard M. Nixon Born in California in 1913. Nixon had a brilliant record at Whittier College and Duke University Law School before beginning the practice of law. In 1940 he married Patricia Ryan they had two daughters patricia and julie.

39: Gerald R. Ford Born in Omaha Nebraska in 1913. During World War II he attained the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy.After the war he returned to Grand Rapids where he began the practice of law and entered Republican politics. 1948, he married Elizabeth Bloomer. They have four children: Michael, John, Steven, and Susan

40: James Carter James Earl Carter Jr was born October 1 1924 in Plains Georgia.Upon graduation in 1946 from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Carter married Rosalynn Smith. The Carters have three sons, John William (Jack), James Earl III (Chip), Donnel Jeffrey (Jeff), and a daughter, Amy Lynn.

41: Ronald Reagan On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films.From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, who was also an actress, and they had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott.

42: George H. W. Bush Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, he became a student leader at Phillips Academy in Andover. On his 18th birthday he enlisted in the armed forces. The youngest pilot in the Navy when he received his wings, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. On one mission over the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot he was shot down by Japanese antiaircraft fire and was rescued from the water by a U. S. submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action. | In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce. They had six children-- George, Robin (who died as a child), John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.

43: William J. Clinton President Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name.Clinton was graduated from Georgetown University and in 1968 won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1973, and entered politics in Arkansas.

44: George W. Bush

45: Barack Obama

46: * Intersting Facts About George Washington * He was the only president who did not live in Washington D.C.As a farmer, Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted it's growth. In the 1790s, the crop was grown mainly for its industrial value as hemp and for soil stabilization. It was many years later that the recreational and illegal use of marijuana became popular.George Washington never shook hands with people.George Washingtons favorite foods were pineapples and Brazil Nuts. George’s first set of dentures were made from cow’s teeth. Later, he had a second pair made of hippopotamus ivory due to a bad tooth disease. Washington was the only Founding Fathers to free his slaves.

47: * Interesting Facts About John Adams * In 1770, Adams defended British soldiers accused of killing five colonists on Boston Green in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Even though he disagreed with British policies, he wanted to ensure the British soldiers got a fair trial. Vice president under George Washington. The first president to live in the White House. The longest living president.

48: * Interesting Facts About Thomas Jefferson * He was a lawyer a politition and a statesman. He was 6 feet and 2.5 inches tall. He and john adams both died on july 4th. Federalist opponents of Thomas Jefferson spread rumors that he was an “infidel” during his first presidential election. Jefferson was actually a very spiritual person who believed in God and the moral teachings of Jesus Christ, even compiling and translating his own version of Jesus’ teachings. The controversy surrounding Jefferson probably comes from the fact that he did not believe that Jesus Christ was divine. Jefferson was a very gifted violin player. During his early life, he practiced playing the violin for hours every afternoon. He also loved to sing and would frequently sing or hum to himself under his breath. His days as a violin player ended in 1786 when he broke his wrist trying to impress a woman. His wrist never fully healed afterwards.

49: * Interesting Facts About James Madison * Polition and statesman. Smallest president. The White House was burned down when James Madison was president. Graduated from College of New Jersey now Princeton University. James Madison's wife, Dolley, loved to give parties. She regularly served ice cream to her guests.

50: * Interseting Facts About James Monroe * James Monroe toured the whole country while he was president. At that time St. Louis was the most western city in our country. He also died on july 4th.

51: * Interesting Facts About President John Quincy Adams * He was John Adams son. He was a lawyer a politition and a statesman. He had a pet alligator. He was the first president to have his photo taken.

52: * Interesting Facts About Andrew Jackson * He was a lawyer a politican and a statesman. When he was only 13 he joined the army. He was couragous and hot headed. His dad died before he was born. Andrew Jackson and his older brother Robert were captured by British soldiers in the Battle of Hanging Rock and badly treated by the British When only 14.

53: * Interseting Facts About Martin Van Buren * only dutch president. he was called old kinderhook. people also called him little squirt. He had rich mans diesease or gout. He had large sideburns. He supported anti slave democrats. He had 3 unsusecsful re elaction.

54: * Interesting Facts About William Henry Harrison * First president to die in office. His vice president was John Tyler. He had 10 children but only 9 lived until they where adults. He was govenor of indian territories. He survived 4 illneses and lived to age 68.

55: * Interesting Facts About John Tyler * He made florida part of the union. He was Harry S. Trumans great Unlce. He was playing marbles when he was informed he was the president. He had a stroke.

56: * Interesting Facts About James K. Polk * Born here in North Carolina. Him and his wife never had any kids. His wife helped him with his speeches. He was a workaholic. He suffered from various health problems. He died of colarha.

57: * Interesting Facts About Zachary Taylor * He was related to Robert E Lee and James Madison and F.D Roosevelt. He was the most popular man in america. He was buried in louiville and now he has a cemetary named after him.

58: * Interesting Facts About Millard Fillmore * He had 2 children and he married his teacher. Then he married a widow. His wife had the first running water tub installed in the white house.

59: * Interesting Facts About Franklin Pierce * He had 3 kids. They all died before they were adults. He had a classic roman nose. He had a horse riding injury and he died of stomach inflamtion caused by alcohol.

60: * Interseting Facts About James Buchanan * He had an unusal eye disorder. He would cock his head to the side and close 1 eye. People called him Old Buck. He was an alcohalic.

61: * Interesting Facts About Abraham Licoln * He had 4 kids. He was born dirt poor. He was buried at oak ridge cematary. He raised nearly 3 million men to fight in the cicil war. He had color blindness.

62: *Interesting Facts About Andrew Johnson * He had 5 kids. He liked to drink. He suffred from alcholism. He had a stroke. He was aprentanced to a local tailor when he was young.

63: * Interesting Facts about Ulysses S. Grant * He propsed to his wife several times before she finaly said yes. He was involved with alot of scandals . He had 4 kids. He belonged to the republicans.

64: * Interesting Facts about Rutherford Hayes * His dad died before he was born. His uncle was like his father. He had 8 kids. He was raised by his widowed mother. He died of a heart attack.

65: * Interesting Facts about James Garfield * His dad was a wrester. He was assinated. He was president for 200 days. He was very religous. He was the first left handed president. He was the poorest man to become president.

66: * Interesting Facts about Chester A. Arthur * His nickname was the gentleman boss. He had 3 kids. He had side wiskers and a moustache. He was never voted for. He died of a stroke.

67: * Interesting Facts About Facts about Grover Cleveland * He was the only president to get elected twice unconsecutively. His nickname was Big Steve and Uncle Jumbo. He was involved in a sex scandal. He had obeisity and gout. He died of heart failure.

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