U.S. Presidents Before and After the White House.
2021, Joe Robinette Biden Jr.
The 46th and current president of the United States is an American politician named Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He represented Delaware in the US Senate from 1973 to 2009 and is a Democrat who previously served as President Barack Obama’s 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017.
2017- 2021 Donald John Trump.
The 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump, is an American politician, media personality, and businessman. He was in office from 2017 to 2021. In 1968, Trump earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Obama, Barack: 2009–2017.
Prior to becoming the first African-American president of the United States in 2009, the Hawaiian native made history in 1990 by becoming the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Economic recovery, the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, significant healthcare reform, and lobbying reform are just a few of Barack Obama’s achievements throughout his Presidency.
2001–2009: George W. Bush.
George W. Bush, the son of former President George H. W. Bush, is most known for leading the United States during World War II following many terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Bill Clinton, from 1993 until 2001.
Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States, and his administration’s tenure was marked by a decline in the unemployment rate, economic prosperity, and crime rates. Despite having strong popularity ratings, his affair with Monica Lewinsky had a significant impact on his presidency. Ultimately, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached him, becoming him the second president to do so. However, he returned to political prominence when his wife Hillary Clinton campaigned for president in 2008 and 2016.
1989–1993: George H. W. Bush
Former WWII pilot and first of two Bush family members to hold the office of president, George H.W. Bush entered office at the tail end of the 1980s, just in time to see the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. One may argue that 1992, the year he lost the presidency to Bill Clinton, was the year his advanced age became apparent.
1981 until 1989, Ronald Reagan.
1974–1977: Gerald R. Ford.
Before winning more than a million votes to become the governor of California, Ronald Reagan, a former actor who featured in more than 50 movies, served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild. He was elected as our nation’s 40th president in 1981, and by the time his two terms were over, the American economy had flourished and “peace through strength” had been achieved internationally. There’s no surprise he’s lasted so long.
Carter, Jimmy: 1977–1981.
Jimmy Carter, also known as James Earl Carter, Jr., was born and raised in Plains, Georgia. Before entering politics, he was a navy commander. Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is renowned for his tenacious efforts to lower unemployment rates and his sympathy for humanitarianism in other nations.
Gerald R. Ford, who was vice president at the time of Nixon’s resignation, assumed office on August 9, 1974, declaring, “I take over as president under unusual circumstances. Our hearts and souls are troubled by this hour of history.” Although he won the Republican primary in 1976 to challenge future president Jimmy Carter, he was not elected to a second term.
Nixon, Richard M.: 1969–1974.
One term, always associated with Richard M. Nixon’s five-year presidency: Watergate. Nixon’s resignation from office over the Watergate scandal in 1972 is what many most associate him with, even though he succeeded in ending the military conscription and can claim Neil Armstrong as the first man to set foot on the moon during his first year in office. It’s understandable why he started to wrinkle…
LBJ served from 1963 to 1969.
The American people recognized Lyndon B. Johnson for stepping up after serving as John F. Kennedy’s vice president and being sworn in under unusual circumstances on the same day that JFK was killed. According to the White House, Johnson won reelection with a margin of more than 15 million votes, making it the “widest popular margin in American history.”
Kennedy, John F.: 1961–1963.
John F. Kennedy regrettably possesses another important distinction in addition to being the youngest person to ever assume the office of president of the United States: He passed away at the youngest age of any president after being slain on November 22, 1963. However, his legacy lives on. One of the most famous phrases in political history is still “Ask not what your nation can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
1953–1961: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Our 34th president, known as “Ike,” was elected and sworn in just before the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953. He was well-liked for his prior experience as a commanding commander during World War II. Schools were finally required to desegregate under his administration. Eisenhower famously sent soldiers to Little Rock, Arkansas, to coerce the district’s rebellious education system into submission. Despite having a heart attack in 1955, he was re-elected the following November for a second term.
1945–1953: Harry S. Truman
The Missouri native served in World War I as a captain and a farmer before being elected president in 1945. Truman made the historic choice to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during his first year as president, which would turn out to be the last year of World War II and result in Japan’s capitulation. He looked very well as he left the office for a 68-year-old.
1933–1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt
At age 51, amid one of the most turbulent eras in American history, Roosevelt took the oath of office. In addition to guiding the nation throughout World War II, he is known for founding the New Deal Coalition, setting a record four presidential election victories, and maintaining his composure in the face of a crippling polio diagnosis in 1921.
1929–1933 under Herbert Hoover.
Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, developed a plan that prevented hunger for millions of people in Belgium during World War I, garnering him the title of “Great Humanitarian” around the globe. But with the 1929 stock market collapse and the ensuing Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt easily beat Hoover in the 1932 election. How much can change in four years!
1923–1929: Calvin Coolidge
Known as “Silent Cal,” Coolidge took the oath of office in the dead of night. With the slogan “Keep Cool With Coolidge,” he won reelection the next year and went on to become a prominent presidential figure who focused on reducing taxes and balancing the budget. Thoughts about “Coolidge Prosperity” during his administration first shifted after the Great Depression.
1921–1923 for Warren G. Harding.
Scandals plagued Harding’s brief reign. Many of his buddies who were placed in positions of authority by him were accused of robbing the government. He planned a visit to meet Americans in the western states and Alaska in an attempt to improve his reputation. He had a heart attack while on tour and passed away in his sleep in 1923.
Wilson, Woodrow: 1913–1921
Wilson, in contrast to Taft, sought to enact a number of pieces of legislation, including the Federal Reserve Act. In 1917, not long after gaining a second term, he requested that Congress declare war on Germany. He attempted to approve the U.S.-Germany peace treaty known as the Versailles Treaty in 1918, but was unsuccessful. While traveling extensively to promote the pact in 1919, he had a stroke from which he never completely recovered.
1909–1913: William Howard Taft
Taft struggled to live up to the reputation of Theodore Roosevelt, his mentor and the man who founded the “Bull-Moose” party for the 1912 presidential race. However, Taft’s main objective was to become Chief Justice of the United States, which he became in 1921. He was the first individual in history to have held the highest administrative and judicial offices, and he retained that status until his passing in 1930.
1901–1909: Theodore Roosevelt.
The killing of McKinley made Roosevelt, who was then vice president, the youngest president in American history. He is highly renowned for his international policies in addition to his “Square Deal” home program and love of conservation.
These efforts, which aimed to have the U.S. “talk softly and carry a hard stick,” brought to the building of the Panama Canal and earned him the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in mediating the conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War. He departed Washington, D.C. when his two terms were through to embark on an African safari.