Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die. Of Irish descent, he was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917.

Reagan felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore "the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism."

On September 11, 2001, a day nearly 3,000 Americans were killed, George W. Bush was transformed into a wartime president.

After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, Obama came to Chicago and worked with a group of churches helping rebuild communities.

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

As the "silent member" of the Continental Congress, Jefferson, at 33, drafted the Declaration of Independence.

Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences, and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois.

When he left office, Eisenhower stated, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world."

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