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Who were some popular presidents?

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Popular American presidents include Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington, Harry S. Truman and Woodrow Wilson. Other popular presidents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, James K. Polk, Andrew Jackson and Ronald Reagan. Bill Clinton also features among them.

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President Lincoln is famous for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves in the Southern states. His tenure also saw the enactment of the Homestead Act that allowed squatters to own 160 acres of land that they had inhabited for five years.

President Franklin Roosevelt ruled for 12 years, and he helped America navigate through the Great Depression and World War II.

George Washington set precedents such as serving in office for only two terms, which later became the 22nd Amendment.

Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory from France and increased the size of America. He also instituted the precedent of Executive Privilege.

Harry Truman served during the end of World War II and made the decision to employ atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Woodrow Wilson presided over World War I and he had a vision for America to join the League of Nations.

Andrew Jackson had a humble background. He believed in preserving the union, and was against concentrating power in the hands of the wealthy.

Theodore Roosevelt was a conservationist who established several national parks to preserve wildlife.

James K. Polk served for one term and acquired Oregon from Britain through the Oregon Treaty. He also acquired California and Nevada from Mexico after the ending of the America-Mexico War.

Dwight D. Eisenhower led America through great economic prosperity. He served during the Cold War.

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