President of the United States

Welcome to a Learning Project on the Presidents of the United States

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PrefaceEdit

This course examines the List of US Presidents and identifies simple mnemonics for placing the separate Presidential Terms into the context of US History. In sequence with the List, a separate Lesson is associated with each of the 44 Presidents. The length of time covered by a Lesson can range from less than a year to over twelve years, with one President listed twice (Do you know Who? & When?).

Within each Lesson, introductory information is broad brushed by association with major events and trends in both US History and World History. Additional categories of timelines with significant milestones would include technology, fashion, architecture, business, etc. The more advanced information would investigate Presidential Policy, as influenced by the life and times of the President and his family. The finest level of detail within a Lesson would investigate specific policies that significantly influenced major historical events. Information on these events would be provided by linking out to other Learning Projects that covered specific historical topics.

LessonsEdit

Introduction: Getting to Know the US PresidentsEdit

Let’s jump right in and get straight to the point, the purpose of this course is to learn the List of US Presidents. Let’s be equally clear that the emphasis is on learning, not memorizing. Sure, someone can certainly list from beginning to end the name and dates for every individual to have ever held the office of President of the United States, a nice parlor trick, but of what value is a list of names without the understanding of their life and times, a knowledge of the events that molded their actions, even as their decisions molded the future? Still, lists have their uses and we will be referring to many often.

A preliminary step to learning the US Presidents, is to identify a few simple mnemonics that will help provide a basic structure for the information. Then we shall examine various historical trends to place the information in context and give a recognizable presence to the individuals that have served this office.

The mnemonics are identified within short lessons that will also allow us to create our own timeline. The lessons are:

Unit 1: The FoundersEdit

1st President 2nd President 3rd President 4th President 5th President
 

George Washington

1789 - 1797

 

John Adams

1797 - 1801

 

Thomas Jefferson

1801 - 1809

 

James Madison

1809 - 1817

 

James Monroe

1817 - 1825

Unit 2: Change and UncertaintyEdit

6th President 7th President 8th President 9th President 10th President
 

John Quincy Adams

1825 - 1829

 

Andrew Jackson

1829 - 1837

 

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

 

William Henry Harrison

1841

 

John Tyler

1841 - 1845

Unit 3: Trouble in DixieEdit

11th President 12th President 13th President 14th President 15th President
 

James Polk

1845 - 1849

 

Zachary Taylor

1849 - 1850

 

Millard Fillmore

1850 - 1853

 

Franklin Pierce

1853 - 1857

 

James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Unit 4: Frontlines to FrontiersEdit

16th President 17th President 18th President 19th President 20th President 21st President 22nd President
 

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

 

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

 

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

 

Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

 

James Garfield

1881

 

Chester Arthur

1881 - 1885

 

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Unit 5: Foreign Policy and Modern WarEdit

23rd President 24th President 25th President 26th President 27th President
 

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

 

Grover Cleveland (2)

1893 - 1897

 

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

 

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

 

William H. Taft

1909 - 1913


28th President 29th President 30th President 31st President 32nd President 33rd President
 

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

 

Warren G. Harding

1921 - 1923

 

Calvin Coolidge

1923 - 1929

 

Herbert Hoover

1929 - 1933

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

 

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Unit 6: A New World PowerEdit

34th President 35th President 36th President 37th President 38th President
 

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

 

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

 

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

 

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

 

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977


39th President 40th President 41st President
 

Jimmy Carter

1977 - 1981

 

Ronald Reagan

1981 - 1989

 

George H. W. Bush

1989 - 1993

Unit 7: The Twenty-First CenturyEdit


42nd President 43rd President 44th President 45th President
 

Bill Clinton

1993 - 2001

 

George W. Bush

2001 - 2009

 

Barack Obama

2009 - 2017

 

Donald Trump

2017 -

Course AdministrationEdit

  • Assignments
    • Assignment 1. TBD
  • Tests and Quizzes
    • Unit Quiz 1
    • Unit Quiz 2
    • Cumulative Test
    • Unit Quiz 3
    • Unit Quiz 4
    • Cumulative Test
    • Unit Quiz 5
    • Unit Quiz 6
    • Final Exam
  • Sources

The American President By:Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. Presidents every question answered by Carter Smith

  • Questions

Contact: [NAMLAX@hotmail.com]

  • Active participants

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