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  • President James Madison
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    President James Madison

    19 months ago

    James Madison (1751-1836) was the 4th president of the United States (1809-1817). Born in Port Conway, Virginia. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1771, and in 1794 he married Dolley Payne Todd. Madison's...

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    19 months ago

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd president of the United States (1933-45). Born in Hyde Park, New York in March 4, 1933. He graduated from Harvard University (1904), attended the Columbia University Law School, and was admitted to...

  • President Ulysses S. Grant
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    President Ulysses S. Grant

    19 months ago

    Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-85) was commander of the Union forces in the Civil War and 18th president of the United States (1869-1877).

  • President Calvin Coolidge
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    President Calvin Coolidge

    19 months ago

    Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States. Born in Plymouth, Vermont on August 2, 1923.

  • President James Buchanan
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    President James Buchanan

    19 months ago

    James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States.

  • President Harry S. Truman
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    President Harry S. Truman

    19 months ago

    Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) was the 33rd president of the United States (1945-53). Born in Lamar, Missouri on April 12, 1945. In 1919 he married Elizabeth Wallace; they had one daughter. Unable to attend college, Truman worked at a number of jobs...

  • President James Monroe
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    President James Monroe

    19 months ago

    James Monroe (1758-1831) was the 5th president of the United States (1817-25) Born in Westmoreland County, Virgina. He attended William and Mary College and studied law (1780-83) under Thomas Jefferson, whose lifelong friend and political supporter...

  • President Herbert Hoover
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    President Herbert Hoover

    19 months ago

    Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964) was the 31st president of the United States. Born in West Branch, Iowa he graduated from Stanford University in 1895. In 1899 he married Lou Henry; they had two sons. Hoover was a highly successful mining engineer...

  • President Millard Fillmore
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    President Millard Fillmore

    19 months ago

    Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) was the 13th president of the United States. Born in Locke, New York. He married twice: Abigail Powers in 1826 and Caroline Mcintosh in 1858. A lawyer in New York state, he was an early leader in the Anti-Masonic party....

  • President Dwight Eisenhower
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    President Dwight Eisenhower

    19 months ago

    Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was the 34th president of the United States. Born in Denison, Texas, on January 20, 1953. He graduated from West Point in 1915. In 1916 he married Mamie Doud; they had two sons. A professional soldier whose...

  • President Grover Cleveland
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    President Grover Cleveland

    19 months ago

    Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) was 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Born in Caldwell, New Jersey in March 4, 1893. In 1886 he married Frances Folsom; they had five children. A lawyer in Buffalo, N.Y., Cleveland was elected mayor...

  • President James A. Garfield
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    President James A. Garfield

    19 months ago

    James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) was the 20th President of the United States. Born in Orange, Ohio he attended Williams College. In 1858 he married Lucretia Rudolph; they had six children. A lay preacher in the Disciples of Christ church, he was...

  • President Rutherford B. Hayes
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    President Rutherford B. Hayes

    19 months ago

    Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th president of the United States (1877-1881).

  • President Ronald Reagan
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    President Ronald Reagan

    19 months ago

    Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.

  • President Warren G. Harding
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    President Warren G. Harding

    19 months ago

    Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th president of the United States (1921-1923).

  • President William Howard Taft
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    President William Howard Taft

    19 months ago

    William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the 27th president of the United States (1909-13) and 10th chief justice of the Supreme Court (1921-30). Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Yale University (1878) and Cincinnati Law School (1880). In...

  • President William McKinley
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    President William McKinley

    19 months ago

    William McKinley (1843-1901) was the 25th president of the United States (1897-1901). Born in Niles, Ohio. He attended Allegheny College and in 1871 he married Ida Saxton. After serving in the Union Army, McKinley was admitted to the bar and...

  • President Richard Nixon
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    President Richard Nixon

    19 months ago

    Born on January 20, 1969, in Yorba Linda, California, Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States (1969-74), Nixon was a graduate of Whittier College (1934) and Duke University Law School (1937). In 1940 he married Thelma...

  • President Abraham Lincoln
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    President Abraham Lincoln

    19 months ago

    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the 16th President of the US, was born in a log cabin in the backwoods of Kentucky.

  • President Theodore Roosevelt
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    President Theodore Roosevelt

    19 months ago

    Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919), 26th President of the USA, was born in New York, the son of wealthy parents of Dutch descent. A sickly child, he built up his physique by a rigorous training programme and after graduating from Harvard entered...

  • Facts about the United States
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    Facts about the United States

    6 years ago

    Growth of the Nation Thirteen colonies clustered at the eastern edge of the beckoning unknown that was America in 1776, aided by the hardy people who carved an uncertain living out of the uncolonized wilderness, fought for the right to design their...

  • Great Seal of the United States
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    Great Seal of the United States

    6 years ago

    One of the chief symbols of the nation, is the device affixed to specified official documents to attest to their authenticity. The impression is made by two cut metal dies that, when pressed together, create a design in relief on a wafer of paper...

  • President John F. Kennedy
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    President John F. Kennedy

    19 months ago

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was the 35th President of the USA, bom at Brookline, Boston, of Irish descent. His father was Joseph P. Kennedy. Kennedy was educated at Choate School, Princeton, and Harvard, and briefly attended the London...

  • The Star Spangled Banner
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    The Star Spangled Banner

    19 months ago

    The Star-Spangled Banner is a patriotic song written by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, and officially adopted on March 3, 1931, as the national anthem of the United States. For many years before congressional action made its choice...

  • Prime Minister
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    Prime Minister

    6 years ago

    A prime minister, in government, the highest-ranking member of the council of ministers, or cabinet, the body of executives who in parliamentary systems set policy for and supervise the departments of government. The term "prime minister" is used in...

  • Vice President of the United States
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    Vice President of the United States

    19 months ago

    Historically the Vice-President has been ignored by the President. Only the possibility that he may someday become President makes a Vice-President important. Alben Barkley, Vice-President under Harry S. Truman, used to tell a story about a man who had two sons: "One son went to sea and the other...

  • Statue of Liberty
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    Statue of Liberty

    8 years ago

    Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that stands on Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe's Island) in New York Harbor. The statue was originally called Liberty Enlightening the World. A symbol of freedom, the statue represents a woman who has just...

  • President of the United States
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    President of the United States

    19 months ago

    The President is the chief executive of the U.S. government and its highest ranking official. He is elected for a term of four years and is limited to no more than two terms in office by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. Any natural-born...

  • Adolf Hitler
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    Adolf Hitler

    19 months ago

    Adolf Hitler was the dictator of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Born Braunau, Austria, April 20, 1889. Died Berlin, Germany, probably April 30, 1945. Hitler has been called the greatest demagogue and one of the most evil men in history. He rose...

  • President Jimmy Carter
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    President Jimmy Carter

    19 months ago

    Jimmy Carter (properly James Earl Carter), 39th President of the USA, born in Plains, Georgia, where his father was a grocer and peanut broker. Carter resigned from the navy, where he had worked as a physicist, in 1953, after the death of his...

  • Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark
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    Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark

    19 months ago

    Charles Joseph Clark (familiarly known as Joe Clark) became Prime Minister of Canada on June 4, 1979, succeeding Pierre Elliott Trudeau after the defeat of Trudeau's Liberal government in the general election of May 1979. Clark, who became leader of...

  • President John Quincy Adams
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    President John Quincy Adams

    19 months ago

    John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the 6th president of the United States. Born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, son of president John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams. As a young boy he accompanied his father on European diplomatic missions,...

  • United States Secret Service
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    United States Secret Service

    19 months ago

    The US Secret Service was established on July 5, 1865.

  • President George Washington
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    President George Washington

    19 months ago

    George Washington is one of the giants of history. Born at Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia he was of British descent. His great-grandfather, John Washington, having migrated from Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire, in 1657. Largely...

  • President William Harrison
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    President William Harrison

    19 months ago

    William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was a soldier and 9th president of the United States (March 4-April 4, 1841). Born in Charles City County, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Pennsylvania medical school. He was the...

  • President Gerald Ford
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    President Gerald Ford

    19 months ago

    Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913-2006) was the 38th president of the United States (1974-77). Born in Omaha, Nebraska he was originally named Leslie King, Jr., but assumed his stepfather's name when his mother remarried. He graduated from the University...

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson
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    President Lyndon B. Johnson

    19 months ago

    Lyndon Baines Johnson was 36th president of the United States. Born far from the centers of power, he devoted his life to the art of politics and eventually reached the most powerful position in the world, the presidency. Earlier, as Senate floor...

  • President Woodrow Wilson
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    President Woodrow Wilson

    19 months ago

    (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States: born in Staunton, Va., on December 28, 1856; died in Washington, D.C., on February. 3, 1924.

  • President Thomas Jefferson
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    President Thomas Jefferson

    19 months ago

    Thomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), 3rd President of the USA, born at Goochland, Albemarle County, Virginia, the son of a planter, educated at William and Mary College. He became a lawyer. A gifted speaker, he was elected to the Continental Congress in...

  • President John Adams
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    President John Adams

    19 months ago

    John Adams (1735-1826) was the 2nd President of the United States. Born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, graduate, Harvard, 1755. In 1764, he married Abigail Smith; they had five children, one of whom was John Quincy Adams. Adams practiced...

  • President Andrew Jackson
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    President Andrew Jackson

    19 months ago

    Andrew Jackson, (1767-1845), 7th President of the USA, born in South Carolina. Both his parents were emigrants from Ireland. Though only a boy, he fought in the War of Independence and was captured by the British in 1781. He studied law in...

  • President Andrew Johnson
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    President Andrew Johnson

    19 months ago

    Son of Jacob Johnson and Mary McDonough, he was born in a one-story log house. Little is known of his ancestry, but his father, an English immigrant to this country, died in 1811, leaving his family impoverished. The mother remarried, and Andrew,...

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