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Barack Obama, the President of the United States

November 04, 2011
by findingDulcinea Staff
Barack Obama made history when he was elected the 44th president of the United States, becoming the first black man to hold the nation’s highest office.
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November 02, 2011
Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer and one-term Georgia governor who unexpectedly ascended to the presidency in 1980. Taking office during a turbulent time in the nation’s history, Carter served just one ineffective term, but in his post-presidency life he has become a respected humanitarian and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
February 15, 2011
As commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, George Washington led American troops to victory against the more powerful British forces in the Revolutionary War. After the war, he presided over the Constitutional Convention and was elected as the first president of the United States.
February 06, 2011
Some consider Ronald Reagan the greatest president in contemporary American history: under his watch, the country saw the longest period of peacetime prosperity in its history. Critics of the Reagan era, however, point to the Iran-Contra scandal and the administration’s reluctance to recognize the AIDS crisis. Regardless of how Reagan’s legacy is viewed, it is certainly an enduring one.
May 08, 2010
Early on, it hardly seemed as if Harry S. Truman—a farmer, an army captain in World War I and a haberdasher—was on track to becoming president. He didn’t enter politics until he was nearly 40, but his career in that realm proved to be remarkably distinguished.
April 13, 2010
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States of America, was an architect, a philosopher, a Deist and an impeccable prose stylist. His passionate appeal to dissolve ties with England—the Declaration of Independence—led the early colonies to war and ultimately freedom. As president, he earned respect for his sound principles and industrious nature, though his private life has been subjected to intense scrutiny.
January 30, 2010
President during the Great Depression and World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is widely regarded as one of the most influential U.S. presidents in history, spearheading the creation of many government agencies that still exist today.