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Presidents of the United States CKE 5 th grade
1. George Washington 1789-1797 Historical Facts A general of the continental army during the Revolutionary War. He lost more battles than won. First U.S. President of the United States. Moved the capital to Washington D.C. Random Facts George in on the U.S. $1.00 bill and the $0.25 coin. He signed the U.S. Constitution first. Did not have a middle name.
2. John Adams 1797-1801 Historical Facts One of the “Founding Fathers” before the Revolutionary War. Mr. Adams was the first Vice President of the United States. Random Facts First U.S. President to reside in the White House. Mr. Adams died on the 50 th Anniversary of Independence from England on July 4, 1826.
3. Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Historical Facts Author of the Declaration of Independence. Bought land from France called the “Louisiana Purchase” in 1803, increasing U.S. territory. Random Facts On the $2.00 bill and the $0.05 coin. Died on the 50 th Anniversary of Independence from England on July 4, 1826, the same day as John Adams (but only 4 hours earlier).
4. James Madison 1809-1817 Historical Facts One of the major authors of the U.S. Constitution. During his term, the U.S. went to war with England called The War of 1812. The Capitol and White House was set ablaze during the war. His wife, Dolly Madison, saved important papers and a portrait of George Washington before the White House burned down. Random Facts He was the shortest president, 5 feet, 4 inches tall. He is on the $5,000 bill, a bill that is no longer printed. (Discontinued in 1969
5. James Monroe 1817-1825 Historical Facts Monroe was the last U.S. President to be from the “Founding Fathers” of the Nation. He stated in a document to the European nations, that the U.S. would not allow countries to establish colonies in both Americas. (“Monroe Doctrine”) Random Facts When Monroe became president, the White House was painted white for the first time. The 3 rd president to die on the 4 th of July.
6. John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Historical Facts Random Facts He had a pet alligator. It was a gift from Lafayette, a French military officer. The name of the town he was born in was Braintree. Son of John Adams He was a diplomat overseas before he became the President. He was the brain behind The Monroe Doctrine. After he was President, he became a congressman in the House of Representatives.
7. Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Historical Facts He was a general in the War of 1812, defeating the British at New Orleans. He was considered one of the first Presidents who represented the “common people”. Random Facts Mr. Jackson was only 13 years old when he fought in the Revolutionary War. He is on the $20.00 bill.
8. Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 Historical Facts During Van Buren’s term of office, there was a stock market crash, causing many people to lose their jobs and have no money. Trail of Tears took place during his term – the relocation of Cherokee Indians from NC to OK Random Facts Only President to have English as a second language. Dutch was his primary language After the stock market crashed, he was nicknames “Van Buren Ruin”.
9. William Henry Harrison 1841 Historical Facts He was the first President to die while serving as president. He died only had served as president for 1 month. He had a cold that turned into pnueomia. Random Facts
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