Some of the most notable United States presidents include Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt, all of whom served within the last 100 years. Notable presidents from earlier times include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.
Obama is the 44th president of the U.S. and the first African-American to hold the office. He was elected to two terms, with his policies on health care expanding coverage to more Americans than ever before. Kennedy was the 35th president and the youngest man to be elected president. He was assassinated just 1,000 days into his presidency, making him also the youngest to die in office. Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States and led the country during the Great Depression and World War II.
Washington is a notable president because he was the first president to serve. He was also an accomplished statesman and general during the Revolutionary War. Jefferson was the third president of the United States and a Founding Father who has the distinction of being the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. The 16th president of the U.S., Lincoln presided during the end of slavery in the nation, and was responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.