Harry S Truman - Truman became president when Franklin Roosevelt died during his fourth term in office. His presidency saw the end of World War II with the dropping of the first atomic bombs in Japan.
Dwight Eisenhower - Eisenhower was the president during the 1950’s, a period of relative peace and prosperity.
John F. Kennedy - Kennedy’s presidency was cut short by his assassination in 1963 and has led to many conspiracy theories to explain the events of that fateful day.
Gerald Ford - Ford was the first person to become president that had not been elected to either the presidency or vice-presidency. He later pardoned Nixon, firmly believing the nation did not need to endure a long and messy trial.
Jimmy Carter - Carter was instrumental in achieving peace between Egypt and Israel with the Camp David Accords. However, he was also president during the trying Iran Hostage Crisis.
Ronald Reagan - Reagan’s presidency saw a massive build up of the military which the USSR could not sustain. This eventually led to the break up of the USSR after his second term ended.
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