The Presidents. 2013 Class profiles *Please note that I did not receive projects from all students. George Washington. Vice President: John Adams Years in Office: April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797
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2013 Class profiles
*Please note that I did not receive projects from all students.
Years in Office 1850-1853
Political Party- Whigs
No Vice president
YEARS IN OFFICE:
Schuyler Colfax and Henry Wilson
YEARS IN OFFICE: 1869-1877 Served two terms
-Civil Service Reform
-Strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission
-Passage of the 16TH Amendment
-Dollar Diplomacy (sought to further economic development in nations in Latin America and Asia)William Howard Taft
Years in Office: From 1913-1921
Political Party: Democrats
Important Events/ Actions:
-The passage of the Underwood Tariff, which reduced tariff rates from 41% to 27%
-the Clayton Anti-Trust Act was passed to help labor have more rights. It allowed important labor tools like strikes, pickets, and boycotts.
-Passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913
-President during WWI
Fourteen Points, Treaty of Versailles rejected by SenateWoodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Vice president: Calvin Coolidge
Years in office: March- 4-1921 to August- 3- 1925
Political Party: Republican
Known as “silent Cal”
Became president after the death of former president Warren G. Harding
Vice president: Charles G. Dawes
Years in office : August-2-1923 to March-4-1929
Political party: Republican
During the era of Calvin Coolidge the U.S experienced a boom in the economy known as the “roaring twenties”
Signed the Indian citizenship act granting full citizenship to native Americans in 1924
- Permitted them tribal land
3. Favored the civil right movement
4.In 1924 he signed the Revenue act
- This act reduce income tax rate
5. In 1927 he signed the radio act
- The act regulated the radio
Vice President : Lyndon B. Johnson
Years in Office : 1961 - 1963
Political Party : Democratic
Bay of Pigs (1961) : Unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro.
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) : Conflict between the U.S and Soviet Union, missiles were placed in Cuba by Soviets to intimidate the U.S. Ultimately, war was averted with an agreement between President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev.
Assassination (1963) : Lee Harvey Oswald shoots and kills John F. Kennedy in Dallas, where the president is campaigning for re-election.
Vice President : Hubert Humphrey
Years in Office : 1963 - 1969
Political Party : Democratic
Presidency (1963) : Becomes President after the assassination of Kennedy.
24th Amendment (1964) : Abolished poll-taxes.
Civil Rights Movement (1964 - 65) : He signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Vietnam War (1963 - 69) : Johnson increasingly focused on the American military effort in Vietnam.
GREAT SOCIETY – “war on poverty”
“Reaganomics” or supply-side economics
Other Government Positions:
Governor of Texas