American Presidents Chapters

U.S. Presidents have varying backgrounds and political persuasions. Only one was unanimously elected. They can have little or lasting influence. These stories are about individuals with the power to make a difference at home and abroad.

Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

Jefferson, the third child in his family, is born in Virginia in 1743.

In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

The U.S. landscape changes from a place of peaceful, comfortable living to a land destroyed by warfare.

A lesson plan to make your school's elections presidential.

On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

To resolve the missile crisis, America removes obsolete missiles in Turkey but replaces them with missiles on nuclear submarines.

Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

Marys son John is captured in Europe and tried in a civil trial, which ends in a mistrial.

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