Some notable presidents of the United States include Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. Other prominent presidents are Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, Harry S. Truman, James Knox Polk and Dwight D. Eisenhower.Continue Reading
Abraham Lincoln played a crucial role in the American Civil War by having the foresight of understanding that after the war, the two sides would unite. His actions also led to the abolition of slavery within the United States.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected four times as President and played a key role in leading the United States through World War II and the Great Depression.
George Washington focused on distancing himself from being viewed as a monarch and retired after two terms. He created a precedent for presidents to retire after two terms that was only broken by Franklin Roosevelt, after which the two-term limit was added to the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase.
Andrew Jackson is known for fighting against the national bank and being the first elected president that started from meager beginnings.
Theodore Roosevelt fought against corrupt business and established several national parks to preserve the wildlife. Harry S. Truman presided over the end of World War II and made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. James Knox Polk was a one-term president that acquired California and New Mexico.Learn more about US History