American Presidents

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  • 1863 DRAFT LAW: 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.

  • 1ST CAV IN COUNTRY: In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

  • A BACKGROUND OF WAR: The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

  • Abe Lincoln and Knob Creek Farm: Abe Lincoln lived at Knob Creek Farm, in Hodgenville, Kentucky, until he was nearly eight years old.

  • Abe Lincoln with His Son Tad: In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving Day. He issued a turkey reprieve - which we would call a pardon - the next month in light of his son Tad's reque...

  • A BOY'S LIFE: Jefferson, the third child in his family, is born in Virginia in 1743.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln is known, among other things, as "The Compassionate President."

  • Abraham Lincoln and His Tousled Hair: When Abraham Lincoln did not like the way a photographer had smoothed his hair, the future President ran his fingers through it - just before the picture was taken - giving himself (and his hair) a hi...

  • Abraham Lincoln - President During the Civil War: Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

  • A CHANGING LANDSCAPE: The U.S. landscape changes from a place of peaceful, comfortable living to a land destroyed by warfare.

  • A Civics Lesson for Your School: A lesson plan to make your school's elections presidential.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

  • Actual Bullets from the Boston Massacre: An event which came to be known as The Boston Massacre occurred on the 5th of March, 1770. It all started over a dispute involving a wig.

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

  • A DIVIDED CITY: Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

  • AFTER THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL: Marys son John is captured in Europe and tried in a civil trial, which ends in a mistrial.

  • AMERICA INTERVENES: Truman authorizes combat troops led by General McArthur to assist South Korea.

  • American Anarchy - Whiskey Rebellion: America is still a young country when the newly formed federal government passes an excise tax on the production of whiskey. Rebellion quickly follows.

  • AMERICAN ARCHIVAL EVIDENCE: Photographs, audio/video footage, documents, eyewitness testimony and memoirs all prove that the Holocaust occurs.

  • American Colonies: Tired of paying high taxes to Great Britain, the thirteen American colonies decide the time has come to be free.

  • AMERICAN PRESIDENTS: Many American leaders are the subjects of Herblock's political cartoons.

  • AMERICANS IN VIETNAM: Americans first enter Vietnam in the 1950s to advise the South Vietnamese; the plan was never to stay.

  • AMERICANS LEAVE: American troops begin leaving Vietnam in 1971, while fighting continues until a cease fire in 1973; it is still two years until the fall of Saigon.

  • AMERICA'S FIRST WARNING: Experts view U-2 photographs and notice a Russian truck convoy in Cuba.

  • AN AMERICAN DEATH: Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

  • Andrew Jackson and His Presidency: Andrew Jackson was America's 7th President. This portrait of him, by Thomas Sully, was created in 1824.

  • A New Beginning for Abe Lincoln: After he turned 21, Abraham Lincoln left his family home to make his own way in the world.

  • A NEW CONSTITUTION: Amid worries about a strong central government, one Constitutional writer promises the federal courts will not control too much power.

  • A POPULAR PRESIDENT: The American public loves President McKinley, who is intelligent, who loves his wife, and has an appealing personality.

  • A PRESIDENTIAL FUNERAL: President McKinley is laid to rest as huge crowds look on and Thomas Edison films the event.

  • ARGO and ITS AFTERMATH: The remaining 55 hostages are let go after 444 days, and Mendez receives honors for his rescue mission.

  • Arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald: Police officers arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater on November 22, 1963.

  • A SECOND ATTACK?: In President Johnson's personal diary entries there seems to be a lack of urgency concerning the second air attack.

  • A SECRET DEAL: President Kennedy's response to the Soviet Union, to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis, has two versions. One is public, the other is private.

  • A SHOCKING DEATH: A mere six weeks into his second term, Lincoln becomes the first President assassinated.

  • A SHOOTING IN BUFFALO: Czolgosz shoots McKinley two times, gravely wounding him, but McKinley's main concern is about his wife.

  • A SPECIAL 4TH OF JULY: Within hours of each other, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on July 4, 1826, - fifty years to the day that the Declaration of Independence is signed.

  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: The 16th U.S. President begins his first term as the country is on the verge of civil war. He is assassinated just as the war ends.

  • Assassination of JFK - Death Announcement: Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death.

  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy: It's the 22nd of November, 1963, and JFK receives a warm Dallas welcome. Then shots ring out, and the President is raced to Parkland Hospital where he dies. Many still question whether a conspiracy wa...

  • ASSASSINATION of PRESIDENT GARFIELD: Guiteau shoots the President twice, resulting in a back wound that later becomes infected and kills Garfield.

  • ASSASSINATION PLOTS: Lincoln's election marks the beginning of many assassination threats and plots.

  • Attempted Assassination of FDR: Less than a month before he was sworn-in as America's president, Franklin Roosevelt was involved in a career-defining situation. Giuseppe ("Joe") Zangara fired five shots toward the President-Elect.

  • Baker Plans the Capture of John Wilkes Booth: This illustration of Colonel Baker, planning the capture of John Wilkes Booth, is based on a photo by Alexander Gardner.

  • BATTLE PLANS: Adlai Stevenson brings the missile crisis to the UN looking for support, but the Soviet Union refuses to respond.

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion - A "Perfect Failure": The Bag of Pigs invasion - known as "A Perfect Failure" - may seem foolhardy today, but it must be viewed in its historical context.

  • Black Hawk Down: US military troops enter every battle thinking they will win because of superior technology; this isn't always the case.

  • BLACK HAWK GOING DOWN!: It's October 3, 1993 and a Black Hawk chopper - Super 64 - is flying over Mogadishu. Soon thereafter, the crew tries to recover hurt or dead soldiers. Then Super 64 is also struck by a rocket-propelle...

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