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U.S. President flag photo of James Abram GARFIELD   James Abram GARFIELD (19 November 1831, Orange, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA - 19 September 1881, Elberon, New Jersey, USA)

1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States

In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, the Democratic candidate. Garfield's... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Chester Alan ARTHUR   Chester Alan ARTHUR (5 October 1829, Fairfield, Vermont, USA - 18 November 1886, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))

1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States

In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his familiar role as spoilsman, backed civil service reform, reorganized the... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Stephen Grover CLEVELAND   Stephen Grover CLEVELAND (18 March 1837, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, USA - 24 June 1908, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA)

1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States

In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican candidate, and Cleveland received enough Mugwump (independent Republican) support to ... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Benjamin HARRISON   Benjamin HARRISON (20 August 1833, North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - 13 March 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to 168.

As president, Harrison failed to please either the bosses or the... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Stephen Grover CLEVELAND   Stephen Grover CLEVELAND (18 March 1837, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, USA - 24 June 1908, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA)

1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States




U.S. President flag photo of William MCKINLEY   William MCKINLEY (29 January 1843, Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, USA - 14 September 1901, Buffalo, New York, USA)

1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States

With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in 1896. The business community, alarmed by the progressivism of William... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Theodore ROOSEVELT   Theodore ROOSEVELT (27 October 1858, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights) - 6 January 1919, Oyster Bay, New York, USA (Massapequa))

1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States

Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits against several large corporations, threatened to intervene in the anthracite... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of William Howard TAFT   William Howard TAFT (15 September 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Losanteville) - 8 March 1930, Washington, DC, USA)

1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States

When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term.

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U.S. President flag photo of Thomas Woodrow WILSON   Thomas Woodrow WILSON (28 December 1856, Staunton, Virginia, USA - 3 February 1924, Washington, DC, USA)

1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States

Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, and face them he did.

The issue of women's suffrage confronted Wilson... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Warren Gamaliel HARDING   Warren Gamaliel HARDING (2 November 1865, Blooming Grove, Ohio, USA - 2 August 1923, San Francisco, California, USA)

1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States

When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should not be. Straddling the League question, Harding was easily elected over... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of John Calvin COOLIDGE   John Calvin COOLIDGE (4 July 1872, Plymouth, Vermont, USA - 5 January 1933, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence))

1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States

After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the widespread corruption.

In 1924, Coolidge was elected without difficulty,... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Herbert Clark HOOVER   Herbert Clark HOOVER (10 August 1874, West Branch, Cedar, Iowa, USA - 20 October 1964, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))

1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States

In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in the nation's history, but his attacks upon it were hampered by his devotion... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT   Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT (30 January 1882, Hyde Park, New York, USA - 12 April 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia, USA)

1933 - March 4 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1822-1945) becomes 32nd President of the United States - The only President to be elected four times.

In 1932, Roosevelt received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. He defeated Hoover by a wide margin. His first term was characterized by an unfolding of the New Deal program,... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Harry Shipp TRUMAN   Harry Shipp TRUMAN (8 May 1884, Lamar, Barton, Missouri, USA - 26 December 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States

Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing the nation for postwar adjustment. Germany surrendered on May 8, and in... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of Dwight David EISENHOWER   Dwight David EISENHOWER (14 October 1890, Denison, Grayson County, Texas, USA - 28 March 1969, Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, USA)

1953 - January 20 - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) becomes 34th President of the United States

At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois.

Through two terms, Eisenhower hewed to... Read MORE...

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