The First 10 Presidents
|George Washington||First President of the United States. He was also the only President to not live in the White House.|
|John Adams||He passed the Alien and Sedition Acts. Part of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence|
|Thomas Jefferson|| Wrote the Declaration of Independence and directed the Louisiana Purchase. |
Fun Fact: He was 6 feet tall and had red hair!
|James Madison||Known as the "Father of the Constitution". President during the War of 1812|
|James Monroe||His time in office was known as the "Era of Good Feelings". Also the creator of the Monroe Doctrine.|
|John Quincy Adams||Attended Harvard and was the first President with a middle name. He was the first President to be elected without receiving a majority vote. Known to have suffered from depression.|
|Andrew Jackson||Enforced the Indian Removal Act. Seen as the first President to actually act like a President. Sparked a political movement known as the Jacksonian Democracy.|
|Martin Van Buren|| His presidency was characterized by the economic hardships of the time. Only served one term.|
Fun Fact: Only President to not speak English as his first language.
|William Harrison||Part of the Whig party. First President to die in office. Served the shortest tenure in Presidential history.|
|John Tyler||Part of the Whig party, and opposed nationalism. Dedicated much of his time to the annexation of Texas.|