The American Presidency
A Glorious Burden: "As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it." President Martin Van Buren
The American Presidency
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11/24/63 - Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy kneel to kiss JFK's coffin, in the Capitol Rotunda.
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Ulysses S. Grant working on his memoirs in 1885. He would die four days later.
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Ulysses S. Grant (18th) working on his memoirs in 1885. He would die four days later.
Ulysses S. Grant working on his memoirs in 1885. He would die four days later. The right man in the right place at the right time.
Ronald Reagan (1911-2006) He enlisted in Army 1935. Enlisted Reserve 1937. Regan was a private in Troop B, 322nd Cavalry and ordered to active duty in 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, was classified for limited service only, which excluded serving overseas. He was assigned to First Motion Picture Unit in 1944, where Captain Reagan remained until end of World War II. He served as the 33rd Governor of California. As the 40th President of United States, his final rank was Commander-in-Chief.
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Richard Nixon loved music at an early age and played the violin.
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Richard Nixon loved music at an early age and played the violin. Nixon was born to Francis A. Nixon & Hannah (Milhous) Nixon, on 1/9/1913, in a house his father built, in Yorba Linda, CA. Young Richard attended East Whittier Elementary School, where he was president of his 8th-grade class. His parents permitted Richard to transfer to Whittier High School for his junior year, beginning in September 1928. At Whittier High, Nixon suffered his first electoral defeat, for student body president.
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President Theodore Roosevelt reads a book, while his dog Skip rests in his lap, in the doorway of the West Divide Creek ranch house in Colorado on September 12, 1905.
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President Theodore Roosevelt reads a book, while his dog, Skip, rests in his lap, in the doorway of the West Divide Creek ranch house in Colorado on September 12, 1905.
Our President and First Lady on their wedding day.
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President Barack Obama w/ First Lady Michelle Obama on their Wedding Day
President Obama and First Lady on their wedding day.
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Rutherford B. Hayes married Lucy Webb in 1852. In the White House she was known as "Lemonade Lucy" because of her refusal to serve alcohol at official state functions.
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President Rutherford B. Hayes with wife Lucy Webb Hayes http://www.history.com/photos/william-h-taft/photo8#rutherford-b-hayes
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When the Hayes were on their way to Washington on the train, they still didn't know if he had still been elected president. They were so afraid of a Democratic coupe, that they had a private, secret swearing in ceremony on Sunday, before the inauguration on Monday.
1878, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes received "Siam", a gift from the American Consul in Bangkok; this cat was also the first documented Siamese to reach the United States.
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Ronald Reagan with first wife, Jane Wyman and their two children, Maureen and Michael. They were married from Jan. 1940 to June 1948.
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Ronald Reagan with wife Jane Wyman, son Michael and daughter Maureen
Ronald Reagan and first wife Jane Wyman with daughter Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (January 4, 1941 - August 3, 2001) and adopted son Michael Reagan (March 18 1945 - ).
Jenna & Barbara Bush - president George W Bush's twin daughters
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Jenna & Barbara Bush - President George W. Bush's twin daughters.
Twin sisters Jenna and Barbara Bush, daughters of President George W Bush and Laura Bush.
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James Madison, Jr. (1751-1836) was an American statesman and political theorist, the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. After the constitution had been drafted, Madison became one of the leaders in the movement to ratify it. His collaboration with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay produced the Federalist Papers
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James Madison, 4th President of the United States, served from 1809–1817) and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and also the "Father of the Constitution" as Madison was the principal author of the U.S. Constitution. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the U.S. Constitution
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James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) : American statesman and political theorist. Hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. He was the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). A Virginia statesmen, he was of the landed gentry; he inherited his plantation known as Montpelier, and owned hundreds of slaves during his lifetime.
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Woodrow Wilson (AP photo) William Howard Taft (right) stands with his successor, President Woodrow Wilson, on Wilson’s inauguration day, March 4, 1913.
William and Helen Taft
William and Helen Taft - Taft really just wanted to be a Supreme Court justice, but Helen pushed him into the presidential race. Ironically, they had only been in the White House a few months when she had a stroke and was unable to enjoy their time there.
William H. Taft - 27th President of the United States.
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William Howard Taft - 27th President of the United States, at his desk in the White House.
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President Taft sitting at his desk.
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President Richard Nixon signing a document at his desk in the Oval Office as Sammy Davis, Jr., looks on.
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sourcesforcourses: President Richard Nixon signing a document at his desk in the Oval Office as new member of National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity Sammy Davis, Jr., looks on in 1971
John F Kennedy and Joseph Kennedy Jr as children
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2 year-old John F. Kennedy and his brother Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. -Brookline, Massachusetts, circa 1919 -
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John F. and Joseph Kennedy, Jr., circa 1919, via Kennedy Family Collection, John F. Kennedy Library.
Jack has an older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. who is known as “Joe Jr”.
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Two year old John F Kennedy and his big brother, Joseph P Kennedy Jr.
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In 1939, Nicholas Winton sent a letter to FDR asking to help him evacuate Jewish children from Czechoslovakia. Follow the link to read the story.
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Sir Nicholas Winton, an archivist from the U.S. National Archives uncovered Winton's original letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, requesting U.S. assistance in rescuing Czech children.
President and First Lady Reagan and Michael Jackson at the White House Ceremony to Launch the Campaign Against Drunk Driving on May 14, 1984.