Abraham linclonHe preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.His body lay in state at the Capitol before a funeral train took him back to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois.
Andrew JohnsonWhen the Radical Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act in 1866, Johnson tried to veto the bill. in 1868, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson for dismissing his Secretary of War Stanton against the order of the Tenure of Office Act which had passed in 1867.He became the first president to be impeached while in office.
Ulysses S Grant15th Amendment ratified 1870.
Last of seceded states restored 1870.
Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in1876.
Rutherford B. HayesHayes was the first president to take the oath of office in the White House.
Hayes was the only president whose election was decided by a congressional commission.
Hayes was the first president to travel to the West Coast during his term as president.
James A GarfieldGarfield was the last of the log cabin presidents.
Garfield was a preacher.
Garfield juggled Indian clubs
Chester A ArthurChester A. Arthur was never elected to the presidency but succeeded to office after the assassination of James Garfield.
Chester A. Arthur hired the most famous designer in New York, Louis Comfort Tiffany, to transform the White House into a showplace befitting the office of the American Presidents.Scandal: Chester A. Arthurwas implicated in a 'kickback' scandal working for for Roscoe Conkling, a New York Republican Party boss and U.S. senator
grover ClevlandGrover Cleveland saw himself as the watchdog of Congress.
Grover Cleveland threatened Great Britain with war over a a boundary dispute between Venezuela and Britain.
Grover Cleveland was the sixth cousin once removed of Ulysses S Grant
Benjamin HarrisonBenjamin Harrison was the grandson of 9th President, William Henry Harrison.
He was known as the 'Human Iceberg' because he was very formal.
When the first electricity was installed in the White House in 1891, the Harrison family was afraid to touch the switches.
william McKinleyAssinated aftrer second term.
Every president between William Henry Harrison and JFK who has been elected in a year ending with a zero has been assassinated or died while in office.McKinley won with 292 out of 447 electoral votes
Theodore RoseveltResolved first moroccan crisis.
One of the most influencing presidents.
When Theodore Roosevelt was not nominated by the Republican Party to run for president again in 1912, he broke away and created a new party which was nicknamed the Bull Moose Party.