Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president. He tried freeing all the slaves by enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation in the states that were rebelling against the Union. He also gave a speech that was called "The Gettysburg Address". Lincoln was re-elected in 1864. He was assassinated a year later on April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth.
Andrew Johnson was the vice president of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was assassinated, Johnson took over presidency and continued the reconstruction of the U.S. Johnson passed the Thirteenth Amendment which abolished slavery.
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses Grant served for two terms and had two diffrent vice presidents. He lacked political experience but was a popular war hero. In his second term, a new scandal erupted over the taxation of whiskey.
James A. Garfield
James Garfield was a unknown senator that ran for president. He was the Repuplican Party's presidential candidate. He was assassinated July 2, 1881, by Charles Guiteau.
Democratic candidate would run for two presidential terms. One in 1885-1889 and 1893-18987. He reached all 10 years of precidnecy he is allowed. Cleveland had gained national attention when he opposed Tammany Hall while governor of New York.
Benjamin was the grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison. He has presidency in his blood. Although Cleveland won the popular election, Harrison won the electoral votes. He split Cleveland's presidential years.
McKinley adopted a conservative platform upholding the gold standard. By William winning the election, it put an end to the Populist party. William McKinley was assassinated on September 6, 1901 by Leon Czolgosz.
It was going to be a close race between Theodore and McKinley but McKinley was assassinated so Roosevelt became president. Roosevelts slogan was the Square Deal. The belief was in balencing the insterests of bussiness, consumers, and labor.
William Howar Taft
Taft was Roosevelts secretary of war and then ran for president then won. He adopted the sixteenth andndment. The sixteenth amendment was to levy taxes based on an individual's.
Woodrow Wilson served 2 terms of 8 years. He callled for tariff reduction, banking feform, laws benefiting wage earners and farmers, and stronger antitrust legislation. Wilson's campaign, New Freedom program made proposals to help small bussinesses.