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Presidents of the US
As leading figures of the most powerful nation in the world, the Presidents of US have had distinguished careers and guided the country through tough times. Here are five of the influential US Presidents, with focus on the most important parts of their careers. There is much to learn from their lives.
Barack Obama
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The first Black President of the USA, a Democrat and the Nobel Laureate for Peace Prize in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama has worked immensely to improve the healthcare and economic policies of America. He had made major contributions to the country's foreign policy, improving relations with Venezuela and withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
Ronald Reagan
The 40th President of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan gave new economic theories to the nation that are dubbed as Reagonomics, which aimed at deregulating the economy and improving supply of money. He was a TV and film actor prior to his career as the American President. He is looked upon as a Conservative icon by the Americans.
Richard Nixon
The only President to resign from office when charged of involvement in the Watergate Scandal, Richard Milhous Nixon, a Republican, had to face an immediate task of the resolution of the Vietnam War. The 36th American President, he was one of the two men to be nominated five times for the highest office. He died on April 22, 1994 after suffering from a debilitating stroke.
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John F Kennedy
Honored with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, the 35th American President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the only Catholic and the youngest to be elected to the office. He was the first of six Presidents to have served in the U.S. Navy. The building of the Berlin Wall was an important event during his presidency. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
Franklin Roosevelt
Creator of the Fifth Party System in the American politics, the 32nd American President, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only President elected to more than two terms. He remained a central figure in the world events during the mid-20th century, and led America during the Second World War in a time of economic crisis. He worked closely with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies against Germany and Japan in World War II.
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