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Woodrow Wilson
1913-1921, he was a democrat, After initially opposing World War I (1914-1918), Wilson led the U.S. into the war and drafted the peace plan that ended it. Wilson then fought to create the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations. Wils
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Warren G. Harding
Party: Republican, Term: 1921-1923, Harding died in office, just as massive corruption in the Teapot Dome scandal was about to become public. Because of these scandals, Harding is regarded as the worst President.
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Calvin Coolidge
Party: Republican, Term: 1923-1929, Coolidge's term was marked by economic prosperity. However, he ignored signs that the stock market was likely to collapse.
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Herbert C. Hoover
Party: Republican, Term: 1929-1933, The stock market crashed a few months into Hoover's term. The Great Depression that followed was widely and some say unfairly blamed on Hoover. Hoover organized relief efforts in Europe after both World Wars
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party: Democratic, Term: 1933-1945 , Roosevelt led the nation during the Great Depression of the 1930s and to victory in World War II (1941–1945). He also greatly expanded the size and role of the federal government through his New Deal social progra
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Harry S. Truman
Party: Democratic Term: 1945-1953, Truman made the fateful decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. World War II ended days later. Truman also led the U.S. during the Korean War (1950-1953).
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party: Republican, Term: 1953-1961, A former World War II general and hero, Eisenhower helped end the Korean War and steered a moderate course during the Cold War.
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John F. Kennedy
Party: Democratic, Term: 1961-1963, In 1962, the U.S. and the Soviet Union hovered on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy eventually forced the Soviets to back down. He was assassinated in the third year of his term.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
Party: Democratic Term: 1963-1969, Johnson passed sweeping antipoverty and civil rights programs. However, he also involved the U.S. in the unpopular Vietnam War. Antiwar protests caused him to drop a reelection bid.
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Richard M. Nixon
Party: Republican, Term: 1969-1974 , During Nixon's first term, he improved relations with the Soviet Union and China and wound down the Vietnam War. But the Watergate scandal forced Nixon to resign before Congress could impeach him.
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Gerald R. Ford
Party: Republican Term: 1974-1977, Ford became Vice President after Nixon's Vice President resigned in disgrace, and President after Nixon resigned. His pardon of Nixon was unpopular, probably costing him reelection.
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James E. (Jimmy) Carter
Party: Democratic Term: 1977-1981, Carter had success promoting Middle East peace. But soaring oil prices, high inflation, and the Iran hostage crisis made him look weak and ineffectual
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Ronald W. Reagan
Party: Republican Term: 1981-1989, Reagan is credited with reviving national pride after the turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s. He enjoyed great popularity, though his conservative policies were controversial.
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George H. W. Bush
Party: Republican Term: 1989-1993, During Bush's term, the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War ended. He also led the U.S. in the 1991 Gulf War against Iraq. But economic troubles at home cost him his reelection bid.
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