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
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At the annual Gridiron Club dinner, the First Lady decided to use the platform to poke fun at herself in response to the criticism that she accepted free clothes and ordered new china. Usually the event was traditionally used to lampoon politicians or the media. In the middle of the white-tie event, the First Lady went backstage to change. In front of 600 guests and her unassuming presidential husband, the First Lady came back wearing yellow rubber boats, blue-flowered Hawaiian skirt, red pr...

Nancy Reagan in Second-hand Clothing, 1982

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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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President Clinton wailing on the sax

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Ulysses S. Grant working on his memoirs in 1885. He would die four days later.

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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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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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Our President 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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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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Jenna & Barbara Bush - president George W Bush's twin daughters

Is Barbara Bush the Hotter Bush Twin?

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Mrs. Coolidge eating cookies presented by a New York Girl Scout troop

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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 Pa...

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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.

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William and Helen Taft

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William H. Taft - 27th President of the United States.

Taft, President. at Desk

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Roosevelt seated in a canoe holding oar on Sept. 11, 1905

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Theodore Roosevelt standing with a canoe and holding an oar on September 11, 1905.

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President Theodore Roosevelt with a canoe on September 11, 1905.

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President Theodore Roosevelt standing in a canoe on September 11, 1905.

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President Theodore Roosevelt rowing in a canoe on September 11, 1905.

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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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John F Kennedy and Joseph Kennedy Jr as children

Vintage Champagne Fever (John F Kennedy and Joseph Kennedy Jr as children)

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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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