George Washington became the very first President of the United States in 1789. This started a long legacy of leaders that have come and gone. We are currently on the 44rd President in office and next year there will be an election for a new one as President Obama is serving his first term under the guidelines of the United States Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln became President in 1861 and remained in office until he was assassinated in 1865. He is very important in our history as it was under his direction and leadership that slavery was abolished in the United States. It is rumored that he had a couple of children with a black woman who worked in the white house. Yet this is still information that hasn’t been verified even after all of this time.
If you ask someone who the most recognized President for them is, they will likely tell you John F. Kennedy. He did many amazing things in the White House but his term was short lived, also due to being assassinated. He was the President from 1961 until 1963. It was under his direction that man first set foot on the moon.
Jimmy Carter was a very likable President from 1977 until 1981. He didn’t get to run a second term as he lost to Ronald Reagan. Many believe Carter was the first President in a long time to take action for the working class society. The economy was certainly in better shape under his direction than it has been since.
When Reagan took over office in 1981 many believed that he was going to be to relaxed in office. It didn’t take long for him to lay down the law though, especially with other countries. He made it very clear that the United States was not going to tolerate terrorism and that we had nuclear weapons readily available should we need to use them.
The campaign trail for the next American President has certainly stirred up plenty of interest.