• George Washington

    George Washington
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Called: Father of His Country
    Political party: Federalist
    Quote: “It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
    Best known for: leading the Continental Army in victory over the British in the American Revolution.
  • John Adams

    John Adams
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Called: Novanglus
    Political party: Federalist
    Quote: “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
    Best known for: his extreme political independence, brilliant mind and passionate patriotism.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Political party: Democratic Republican
    Quote: “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
    Best known for: Founding Father of the United States.
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Called: James Madison, Jr.
    Political party: Democratic Republican
    Quote: “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”
    Best known for: his work on the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Political party: Democratic Republican
    Quote: “If there be a people on earth whose more especial duty it is to be at all times prepared to defend the rights with which they are blessed, and to surpass all others in sustaining the necessary burthens, and in submitting to sacrifices to make such preparations, it is undoubtedly the people of these states.”
    Best known for: for establishing the foreign policy principle that came to bear his name, the Monroe Doctrine.
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Called: Old Man Eloquent
    Political party: National Republican
    Quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    Best known for: being one of the greatest diplomats and secretaries of state in American history
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Birthplace: South Carolina
    Called: Old Hickory
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.”
    Best known for: founding the Democratic Party and for his support of individual liberty.
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    Birthplace: New York,
    Called: Little Magician
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “it is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didnt”
    Best known for: being a shrewd politician.
  • William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Political party: Whig
    Quote: “The virtue of its Citizens is the only Support of a Republican government”
    Best known for: being the first president to die in office as well as for serving the shortest term of any president.
  • John Tyler

    John Tyler
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Called: Judge Tyler
    Political party: Whig
    Best known for: being the tenth president of the United States from 1841 to 1845 after briefly serving as the tenth vice president
  • James K. Polk

    James K. Polk
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Called: James Knox Polk
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.”
    Best known for: his territorial expansion of the nation chiefly through the Mexican-American War
  • Zachary Taylor

    Zachary Taylor
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Called: “Old Rough and Ready”
    Political party: Whig
    Quote: “Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.”
    Best known for: His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died sixteen months into his term
  • Millard Fillmore

    Millard Fillmore
    Birthplace: New York
    Political party: Whig
    Quote: “An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.”
    Best known for: the Compromise of 1850 which tried to keep peace between the North and the South.
  • Franklin Pierce

    Franklin Pierce
    Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Called: Young Hickory
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.”
    Best known for: being a handsome young president whose policies may have helped to push the United States into Civil War.
  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania,
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion.”
    Best known for: being the last president before the start of the Civil War. Although he tried to prevent war, many of his policies ended up dividing the Union even further.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Called: Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, The Rail-splitter
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
    Best known for: leading the country during the American Civil War. His leadership in the North helped the country to remain strong and defeat the South keeping the country united.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Political party: Democratic (Union)
    Quote: “God being willing and whether traitors be few or many I intend to fight them to the end.”
    Best known for: being the president to take over after Abraham Lincoln was killed.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Called: Hiram Ulysses Grant
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly”
    Best known for: dismissing as weak and ineffective; historians have often ranked Grant's presidency near the bottom in American history.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes

    Rutherford B. Hayes
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Called: Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Free government cannot long endure if property is largely in a few hands, and large masses of people are unable to earn homes, education, and a support in old age.”
    Best known for: winning one of the closest presidential elections in history. Many say he won by fraud
  • James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Called: James Abram Garfield
    Political party: Republican
    Best known for: Garfield's accomplishments as president included a resurgence of presidential authority against senatorial courtesy in executive appointments, purging corruption in the Post Office, and appointing a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
  • Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Called: Chester Alan Arthur
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “We should do nothing for revenge, but everything for security: nothing for the past; everything for the present and the future.”
    Best known for: Being mostly known for becoming president when James Garfield was shot
  • Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland
    Birthplace: New Jersey
    Called: Stephen Grover Cleveland
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “A cause worth fighting for is worth fighting for to the end.”
    Best known for: the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms
  • Benjamin Harrison

    Benjamin Harrison
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “What saddens me most is that some poor woman out there has to be Garth's wife. And his three children -- oh, his poor three children. What a despicable human being this guy is.”
    Best known for: Being a great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a founding father who signed the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • Grover Cleveland

    Grover Cleveland
    Second term
  • William McKinley

    William McKinley
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.”
    Best known for: the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry and kept the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of free silver
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Birthplace: New York
    Called: TR, Teddy Roosevelt
    Political party: Republican
    Quote “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    Best known for: as a leader of the Republican Party and became a driving force for the anti-trust policy while supporting Progressive Era policies in the United States in the early 20th century.
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft
    Birthplace: Ohio

    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.”
    Best known for: being the only president to serve on the Supreme Court after leaving office.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Called: Thomas Woodrow Wilson
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.”
    Best known for: being remembered for his legislative accomplishments and his idealism.
  • Warren G. Harding

    Warren G. Harding
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Called: Warren Gamaliel Harding
    Political party: Republican
    Quote “I am not fit for this office and never should have been here.”
    Best known for: being likeable and nice guy, but his administration was full of crooks. Many scandals were coming to light just as Warren died during a trip to Alaska.
  • Calvin Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Called John Calvin Coolidge
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “It takes a great man to be a good listener.”
    Best known for: His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Birthplace: Lowa
    Called: Herbert Clark Hoover
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
    Best known for: helding office during the onset of the Great Depression.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Birthplace: New York
    Called: FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
    Best known for: one of the greatest presidents
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Birthplace: Texas
    Called: David Dwight Eisenhhower, Dwight David Eisenhower
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like.”
    Best known for: Being responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of Normandy in 1944–45 from the Western Front.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
    Best known for: In his first months in office, he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Called: JFK, John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
    Best known for: Being most famous for being assassinated early in his presidency
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Called: LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
    Best known for: his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment", his aggressive coercion of powerful politicians to advance legislation.
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon
    Birthplace: California
    Called: : Richard Milhous Nixon
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous.”
    Best known for: known for corruption and the Watergate scandal which resulted in the public losing trust in him and his resignation
  • Gerald R. Ford

    Gerald R. Ford
    Birthplace: Nebraska
    Called: Gerald R. Ford
    Political party: Republican
    Quote “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”
    Best known for: the first U.S. president to visit Japan, but he is often remembered as clumsy, ironic given his athletic prowess, due to several trips, falls and gaffes that were immortalized in parody by Chevy Chase on Saturday Night Live.
  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Called: James Earl Carter, Jr.
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.”
    Best known for: taking over as President, energy policy was one of the greatest challenges facing the nation.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Called: Ronald Wilson Reagan
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
    Best known for: becoming the highly influential voice of modern conservatism
  • George Bush

    George Bush
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Called: George Herbert Walker Bush
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Be strong,be kind,be generous of spirit, be understanding and let people know how grateful you are.Dont get even.Comfort the ones i've hurt and let down.”
    Best known for: dissolving of the Soviet Union
  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Called: William J. Clinton, William Jefferson Blythe III, William Jefferson Clinton
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.”
    Best known for: being president during one of the longest periods of peace and economic expansion in American history.
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Called: George Walker Bush
    Political party: Republican
    Quote: “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
    Best known for: being among the most popular, as well as unpopular, U.S. presidents in history.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Birthplace: Hawaii
    Called: Barack Hussein Obama II
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.”
    Best known for: the first African American to hold the office. In 2009 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump
    Birthplace: New York
    Called: Donald John Trump
    Political party: Democratic
    Quote: “As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
    Best known for: current president of the United States
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