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PRESIDENTIAL READING

Complete Book of U.S. Presidents
Complete Book
of U.S. Presidents

Presidential Trivia
Presidential Trivia

So You Want to Be President?
So You Want
to Be President?

My Fellow Americans
My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents, from George Washington
to George W. Bush

All the President's Children
All the
President's Children:
Triumph and Tragedy
in the Lives of America's
First Families

The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the World's Most Famous Home
The President's House:
A First Daughter Shares
the History and Secrets
of the World's Most
Famous Home

First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives
First Ladies:
An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

Vice Presidents
Vice President's:
A Biographical Dictionary

Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts
Presidential Elections
and Other Cool Facts

How the US Government Works
How the U.S.
Government Works



Presidental Allergies, Giclee Print
Presidental Allergies,
Giclee Print



Teacher's Best - The Creative Process


US Presidents Posters, Prints, Photographs & Charts pg 2/3
for the social studies classroom and home schoolers.


history > Presidents 1789-1850 | 1850-1929 | 1929-present < social studies


Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
US Grant

Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Benjamin Harrison

Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover

Presidents Day is the 3rd Monday in February.


Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853, Giclee Print
Millard Fillmore
Giclee Print

Millard Fillmore (W)
(13th President, 1850-1853)
b. 1-7-1800; Cayuga Co. NY
d. 3-8-1874; Richmond, VA

Millard Fillmore quotes ~
• “May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.”
• “It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.”

FYI -
• Noted statesman Daniel Webster served as Secretary of State for Fillmore.


Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857, Giclee Print
Franklin Pierce
Giclee Print

Franklin Pierce (D)
(14th President, 1853-1857)
b. 11-23-1804; Hillsboro, NH
d. 10-8-1869; Concord, NH

Franklin Pierce, a soldier and politican, was considered a “doughface”, a Northerner who sympatized with the South. In his one term tenure he served more as a moderator between factions in a nation that was increasingly divided over the issue of slavery and states rights. Pierce has the reputation as one of the worst presidents.

Franklin Pierce quote ~
• “With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.”

FYI ~ Among Pierce's classmates were Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


James Buchanan, 1857-1861, Giclee Print
James Buchanan
Giclee Print

James Buchanan (D)
(15th President, 1857-1861)
b. 4-23-1791; Cove Gap near Mercersburg, PA
d. 6-1-1868; Lancaster, PA

The first known photograph of an inaugural ceremony was taken at Buchanan's inauguration.

James Buchanan quote ~
• “What is right and what is practicable are two different things.”


Abraham Lincoln poster

Abraham Lincoln (R)
(16th President, 1861-1865)
b. 2-12-1809; Hodgenville, Hardin Co., KY
d. 4-16-1865; Washington, DC

“I am a slow walker but I never walk back.”

Lincoln's second inauguration, which came just months after the passing of the 13th amendment, was the first that African Americans were allowed to participate in.

Illinois posters
Indiana posters
Civil War posters


Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869, Giclee Print
Andrew Johnson
Giclee Print


Andrew Johnson (D)
(17th President, 1865-1869)
b. 9-29-1808; Raleigh, NC
d. 7-31-1875; Carter's Station, TN

Andrew Johnson, the sixth vice president to become president, was the second to do so due to assassination. Andrew Johnson, the first president to be impeached (and acquited), was the only President to later serve as a Senator. His impeachment was for political reasons as he didn't fit into the ideology of the vendictive Reconstructionist Republican congress.

FYI - Andrew Johnson, who was self taught as was Lincoln, approved the purchase of Alaska that was arranged by Secretary of State Seward.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site


U.S. Grant, 1869-1877, Giclee Print
U. S. Grant
Giclee Print

Ulysses S. Grant (R)
(18th President, 1869-1877)
b. 4-27-1822; Point Pleasant, OH
d. 8-28-1885; Mt. McGregor, NY

U.S. Grant quotes ~
• “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”
• “Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.”
.........
• “I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh.” ~ Shelby Foote about Grant

U. S. Grant Cabin, Missouri poster
General Grant Tree

FYI ~ Did you know that US Grant, FDR, Calvin Coolidge, Alan B. Shepard, Conrad Aiken and Laura Ingalls Wilder were descendents of the Pilgrim Mayflower Delano family?


Rutherford B. Hayes, Giclee Print
Rutherford B. Hayes,
Giclee Print

Rutherford B. Hayes (R)
(19th President, 1877-1881)
b. 10-4-1822; Delaware, OH
d. 1-17-1893; Fremont, OH

Rutherford Birchard Hayes lost the popular election to Samuel Tilden, but won sthe presidency by one electoral vote; he was the only president whose election was decided by Congress.

FYI - First Lady Lucy Ware Web Hayes started the tradition of rolling Easter eggs on the White House lawn. She was also the first First Lady to graduate from college, a fervent abolitionist, and earned the sobriquet of ‘Lemonade Lucy’ for never serving alcohol at the White House.


James A. Garfield, Giclee Print
James A. Garfield,
Giclee Print


James A. Garfield (R)
(20th President, 1881)
b. 11-19-1831; Orange, OH
d. 9-19-1881; Elberon, NJ after being shot July 2 in Washington DC by Charles J. Guiteau.

To date, James A. Garfield is the only clergyman to serve as president; he was also a teacher. Garfield is also the only person to be a Representative, Senator-elect and President-elect at the same time, as well as the second president to be assassinated (Lincoln), and his was the second shortest administration (Wm. Henry Harrison).

FYI - Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's son, was with Garfield when he was shot.


Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-1885, Giclee Print
Chester A. Arthur,
Giclee Print

Chester Alan Arthur (R)
(21th President, 1881-1885)
b. 10-5-1829; Fairfield, VT
d. 11-18-1886; NYC

Chester A. Arthur quotes ~
• “I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.”


Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889 & 1893-1897, Giclee Print
Grover Cleveland,
Giclee Print

Grover Cleveland (D)
(22nd & 24th President, 1885-1889 & 1893-1897)
b. 3-18-1837; Caldwell, NJ
d. 6-24-1908; Princeton, NJ

Grover Cleveland is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents, the second president to be married in office (John Tyler's second marriage was first), and the only president to be married in the White House.

Cleveland is the namesake of Mount Cleveland, an active stratovolcano the western end of the Aleutian Arc.

Grover Cleveland quotes ~
• “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.”


Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893, Giclee Print
Benjamin Harrison,
Giclee Print

President Benjamin Harrison (R)
(23rd President, 1889-1893)
b. 8-20-1833; North Bend, Ohio
d. 3-13-1901, Indianapolis, IN (complications influenza)
Levi P. Morton, VP

Benjamin Harrison's administration is best remembered for the McKinley Tariff (to protect domestic industries from foreign competition) and the Sherman Antitrust Act (prohibits certain business activities that are deemed anticompetitive), and for the federal budget reaching one billion dollars for the first time. Harrison was unable to garner federal education funding and legislation to protect voting rights for African Americans.

Six states joined the Union during the Harrison administration: North & South Dakota; Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming; and the nation experienced the Homestead Strike.

Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison and also a brigadier general for the Union in the Civil War. He was elected to the US Senate by the Indiana legislature and served from 1881-1887.

Benjamin Harrison quotes ~
• “I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.”
• “We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”
• “When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?” ~ First Annual Message, 12-3-1889


William Mckinley, 1897-1901, Giclee Print
William McKinley,
Giclee Print

William McKinley (R)
(25th President, 1897-1901)
b. 1-29-1843; Niles, OH
d. 9-14-1901; after being shot in Buffalo, NY

William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan in both the 1896 election and 1900 election. He was president during the Spanish American War. McKinley was assasinated in 1901, his vice president was Theodore Roosevelt.

McKinley's inauguration in 1897 was the first to be recorded on a motion picture camera, a new technology in the late 1800s.

William McKinley quotes ~
• “I do not prize the word ‘cheap.’ It is not a badge of honor. It is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country.”
• “Our differences are politics. Our agreements are principles.”
• “I have already transmitted to Congress the report of the naval court of inquiry on the destruction of the battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana during the night of the fifteenth of February. The destruction of that noble vessel has filled the national heart with inexpressible horror. Two hundred and fifty-eight brave sailors and marines and two officers of our Navy, reposing in the fancied security of a friendly harbor, have been hurled to death, grief and want brought to their homes and sorrow to the nation.”

Mt. McKinley poster


Theodore Roosevelt, 1897-1901, Giclee Print
Theodore Roosevelt,
Giclee Print

Theodore Roosevelt (R)
(26th President, 1901-1909)
b. 10-27-1858; New York City, NY
d. 1-6-1919

Theodore “Teddy” Rossevelt, a politican, soldier, naturalist, and historian, is a symbol of American optimism and progress at the turn of the 20th century.

After his first wife, Alice Lee Roosevelt, and his mother died on the same day in 1884, he spent much of the next two years on his ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory.

TR's nickname was “Rough Rider”, a name he earned in the Spanish-American War as a lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, and noted for leading a charge at the battle of San Juan.

Teddy Roosevelt held that the Government should be the “great arbiter of the conflicting economic forces in the Nation, especially between capital and labor, guaranteeing justice to each and dispensing favors to none.”

TR is also recognized as the most “green” president by The Daily Green for “popularizing the ideas of good resource stewardship and respect for nature” saying he “consistently lobbied Congress for wilderness protection, used the Forest Reserve Act of 1891 to set aside 150 million acres of timberland as public domains, and oversaw creation of the U.S. Forest Service, as well as creating 50 wildlife refuges and five national parks.” [Mesa Verde, CO; Crater Lake, OR; Wind Cave, SD; Sullys Hill, ND (later redesignated a game preserve); and Platt, OK (now part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area).

When Roosevelt read the Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, he ordered an investigation that lead to the Pure Food and Drugs Act and the Meat Inspection Act.

Roosevelt was the uncle to future First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Author Owen Wister was a classmate of Roosevelt and dedicated his novel “The Virginian” to Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt quotes ~
• “The government is us; we are the government, you and I.”
• “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
• “Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
• “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”
• “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”
• “Speak softly and carry a big stick. . . . ”
• “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
• “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Nobel Peace Prize, 1906 for the Peace Treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War. (Presidents Wilson - 1919, Carter - 2002 & Obama - 2009 also awarded: Al Gore VP - 2007)
• Roosevelt invited cellist Pablo Casals to perform at the White House in 1904, more than 50 years before John F. Kennedy invited Casals to perform.
• Roosevelt placed the archeological site of Mesa Verde in a national park.


William Howard Taft, 1909-1913, Giclee Print
William Howard Taft
Giclee Print

William Howard Taft (R)
(27th President, 1909-1913)
b. 9-15-1857; Cincinnati, OH
d. 3-8-1930

Taft is the only US president to serve on the Supreme Court, from 1921 till his death.

William Howard Taft quotes ~
• “Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.”
• “No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.”


Woodrow Wilson, American President & Nobel Prize Winner in 1919, Photographic Print
Woodrow Wilson,
American President
& 1919 Nobel Prizewinner
Photographic Print

Woodrow Wilson (D)
(28th President, 1913-1921)
b. 12-28-1856; Staunton, VA
d. 1924

Woodrow Wilson quotes ~
• “America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.”
• “Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.”
• “At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.”
• “We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.”

Nobel Peace Prize Winners series
• more Woodrow Wilson posters
WW I posters
• President Wilson's daughter Margaret trained as a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson's presidency.


Warren G. Harding, Giclee Print
Warren G. Harding,
Giclee Print

Warren G. Harding (R)
(29th President, 1921-1923)
b. 11-2-1865; Blooming Grove, OH
d. 8-2-1923; SF, CA, possible stroke

Warren G. Harding quotes ~
• “I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it.”
• “Every student has the ability to be a successful learner.”
• “I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!”


President and Mrs. Coolidge at Laying of Cornerstone of George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Giclee Print
President and Mrs. Coolidge
at Laying of Cornerstone of
George Washington Masonic
National Memorial,
Giclee Print



Calvin Coolidge (R)
(30th President, 1923-1929)
b. 7-4-1872; VT
d. 1-5-1933, MA

Calvin Coolidge quotes ~
• “After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.”
• “Civilization and profit go hand in hand.”
• “I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.”
• “Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.”
• “Advertising is the life of trade.”

• White House.gov

FYI ~ Did you know that Coolige and Ulysses S. Grant, FDR, Alan B. Shepard, Conrad Aiken and Laura Ingalls Wilder were descendents of the Pilgrim Mayflower Delano family?


Ex-US President Herbert C. Hoover Speaking at His 80th Birthday Celebration, Photographic Print
Herbert C. Hoover
Speaking at His 80th Birthday Celebration, Photographic Print




Herbert Hoover (R)
(31th President, 1929-1933)
b. 8-10-1874; West Branch, IA
d. 10-20-1964; NYC

Herbert Hoover quotes ~
• “About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”
• “Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.”
• “Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.”
• “It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.”
• “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.”
• “Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.”


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