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Fast Facts: Presidents 31-40

Fast Facts About Presidents 31-40

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Herbert Hoover - Hoover was president when the Stock Market crashed in 1929 and the Great Depression began. He was heavily criticized for doing little during this turbulent time.

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Roosevelt instituted many programs to bring the country out of the Great Depression. He also was Commander-in-Chief during much of World War II.

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.

Lyndon Johnson - Johnson took over the presidency when Kennedy was assassinated. His presidency saw the enactment of important civil rights legislation along with an escalation of the Vietnam War.

Richard Nixon - Nixon was president during the end of the Vietnam War. He was also the first president to resign from office due to the Watergate Scandal.

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.

Other Presidential Fast Facts

Presidents 1-10

Presidents 11-20

Presidents 21-30

Presidents 31-40

Presidents 41-44

The Presidents of the United States

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