This is a picture of Thomas Jefferson's signature on the Declaration of Independence. Though the Declaration of Independence was not created while Thomas Jefferson was president, it was a huge part of what got him to be president and it was a huge part of his legacy. The famous line in the Declaration of Independence, "All men are created equal," was written by Thomas Jefferson. Though Thomas Jefferson was an influential man outside of his presidency because of his involvement with the Declaration of Independence, he was also a very influential president because he was the president who made the Louisiana Purchase. This was a deal between the United States and France where the United States almost doubled in size over night. Because of the Louisiana purchase we have the entire western half of the United States. All of the land that Lewis and Clark explored was from the Louisiana Purchase which was made by Thomas Jefferson.
In 1830 congress passed a law initiated by Andrew Jackson removing the Native Americans from America and sending them into exile in the east coast. This is a picture of the document that was signed allowing the 'Trail of Tears'
James Polk expanded the land mass of the United states the most after the Louisiana purchase. This is a diagram of the land extended on during James Polk's presidency. His largest impact on America was the amount of land expanded during his terms.
Theodore Roosevelt was a president who was really into conservation and wildlife. He worked hard to create many national parks. He was very against pollution and he tried to save our planet from pollution. Theodore Roosevelt also worked to get the Panama Canal which is something that we use a lot today. Theodore Roosevelt fought hard against pollution and tried to save our environment and that is why they named Theodore Roosevelt National Park after him and why I included this picture because it was a huge part of Roosevelt's presidency and a large part of his impact.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson is known as one of the most idealistic presidents of all time. During Woodrow Wilson's presidency he reshaped American foreign policy and made the most comprehensive program of congressional oversight of the United States economy of that point. Congressional oversight is where Congress reviews and monitors what federal agencies are doing to make sure it is all good. Foreign Policy is the government's way of dealing with other countries. Thomas Woodrow WIlson was a very smart man and that is why I included his quote because it was a big part of who he was. Most of the work that he did as a president was affected because of his knowledge. This quote is a kind of explanation of him.
"The only thing to fear is fear itself," is a quote everyone knows, but little know its origin. Franklin Roosevelt first said these words in his first inaugural address of 1933. This is an important video because he brought people up during the Great Depression and restored faith in the American people.
This a video of Harry Truman talking about the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Harry Truman is known for dropping the first atomic and hydrogen bombs on Japan. He also was the president that started the Cold War. This video is important because the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a topic that is still controversial today. It was a huge deal when it happened and it is topic that is still debated today.
Dwight Eisenhower was a powerful army general during world war II and led a troop into international soil on D-Day. This link is a photo of Eisenhower giving his D-Day speech to his fellow soldiers. This speech is well known for his inspirational words.
Ronald Reagan did a lot while he was president including, bankrupting the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War, advocating for lower taxes, getting the Untied States more national debt, increasing military spending, and creating the Conservative climate that has been in the United States politics since he was president. On top of all of the things he did, he was also a star in many comics. Many comics included the United States president and many comics came out during his presidency so he was included in many comics and it became something that he was known for.
This is an image of George W. Bush being informed of 911 while in a classroom in Sarasota, Florida. He was reading to a second grade class at Booker Elementary School. This photo is very well known because during one of the largest terrorist attacks to harm U.S. soil our president was reading to kids.