John Adams – 2nd President of the United States

 

   John Adams was the second president of the United States from 1797-1801. Prior to his service as President Adams served as Vice President and was a leading advocate of Independence from Britain.  He was an American Founding Father who promoted republicanism as well as a strong central government. He assisted Thomas Jefferson in the writing of the Declaration of Independence and promoted it in Congress. The major accomplishment of his presidency was the peaceful resolution of the Quasi-War conflict with France. John Adams was born October 30, 1795 and…

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Martin Van Buren – 8th President of the US

 

  Martin Van Buren was the eight President of the United States from 1837 -1841. Prior to election as President , Van Buren served as Vice President and Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren was the first President to have been born a United States citizen. His predecessors were born as British subjects prior to the American Revolution. His native language was Dutch and he was the only President to have not spoken English as a first language. Van Buren was the first President from New York. Nicknamed…

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John Tyler – 10th President of the US

 

   John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States  from 1841-1845. Tyler served as state legislator, United States Representative and in the United States Senates prior to his election as Vice President in 1840. He succeeded William Henry Harrison’s after his death and was the first President to succeed to this office following the death of the incumbent. Tyler opposed Federalism and emphatic support of states’ rights, alienating him from most political allies that brought power to Washington. Initially a Democrat, Tyler’s opposition to Andrew Jackson and Martin…

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Millard Fillmore – 13th President of the United States

 

 Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States and assumed the presidency after the death of President Zachary Taylor. He was the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of President. Fillmore also served as the 12th Vice President and in the US house of Representatives. Fillmore was born in Moravia, New York on January 7, 1800.He married Abigail Powers on February 5, 1826. Together the couple had two children Millard Powers Fillmore and Mary Abigail Fillmore. See Fillmore’s full biography @ Wikipedia.org Also see:…

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Andrew Johnson – 17th President of the US

 

 Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States from 1865 to 1869.  He became President after the Assignation of  President Abraham Lincoln. As President Johnson favored restoration of  seceded states to the Union. His plan offered no protection to previous slaves and conflicted with his Republican dominated Congress. He was the first president to be impeached but was acquitted by a single vote in the Senate. Born in North Carolina,  Johnson worked in several frontier towns prior to settling in Greeneville, Tennessee. After a brief service in the…

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Chester Arthur – 21st President of the US

 

 Chester Alan Arthur was the 21st  President of the United States from 1881-1885 and the 2oth Vice President in 1881.   Arthur stepped in to the role of Presidency following the assassination of  President James Garfield.  His advocacy and enforcement of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the focus of his administration. Arthur was born October 5, 1829 in Fairfield ,Vermont. Prior to his birth his parents moved around frequently in Vermont before settling in upstate New York.  The frequent moves later served as a basis that would lead…

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Theodore Roosevelt – 26th President of the US

 

 Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States from 1901-1909. Roosevelt succeeded President McKinley after his assassination and attempted to move the Republican Party (GOP) toward Progressivism; a movement who focused on cleaning up the government by eliminating corruption by exposing and undercutting political machines and bosses.  His domestic agenda known as the “Square Deal” emphasized that the average citizen would get a fair share under his policies. Read Theodore Roosevelt’s complete biography on Wikipedia.org Also see Electoral history of Theodore Roosevelt First inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt Second…

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Calvin Coolidge – 30th President of the US

 

 Calvin Coolidge ( (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) born John Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States from 1923-1929. Coolidge is the only President to have been born on Independence Day, July 4th. Coolidge’s early career  began as a Republican Lawyer in Vermont who “worked his way up the ladder” serving in the Vermont House of Representatives,  Vermont  Senate and Governor of Massachusetts.  Coolidge’s actions during the Boston Police Strike earned him the reputation of a “man with decisive action” and his election as the 29th Vice…

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Harry S Truman – 33rd US President

 

    Harry S. Truman ( (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States. Following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt , Truman succeed to the Presidency on  April 12, 1945.  Truman served as Vice President for only 82 days. Born in Missouri, Truman spent most of his childhood on a farm. Truman’s first debut to elected offices was as a county official. He later became a US Senator in 1934. His father had many friends in the Democratic Party who helped Truman  to gain…

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Lyndon B. Johnson – 36th President of the US

 

 Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) also referred to as LBJ was the 36th President of the United  States. He served as President from 1963-1969 after serving as the 37th Vice President  from 1961-1963. Johnson was sworn in to the office just two hours after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “He is one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President, and President”(2013Wikipedia.org). Lyndon B. Johnson’s full bio can be read at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson

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