Influential Presidents

Timeline created by Jessica Wing
  • President George Washington

    President George Washington
    Born 1732-1799
    Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
  • President Thomas Jefferson

    President Thomas Jefferson
    Born: 1743-1826
    Gained the Lousiana Purchase of 800,000 square miles for $15 Million
  • President Andrew Jackson

    President Andrew Jackson
    Born: 1767-1845
    Showed the rise of the common man
    US Senator
    President during the Trail of Tears
    Removed Native Americans east of the Mississippi
  • President James K. Polk

    President James K. Polk
    Born: 1795-1849
    Aquisition of California and New Mexico from the Mexican-American War which greatly increased America's size
    Claimed Oregan Territory after a treaty with England
    Key figure in the Manifest Destiny
  • President Abraham Lincoln

    President Abraham Lincoln
    Born: 1809-1865
    Served during the Civil War
    John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln in Ford's Theatre on April 14
  • President Theodore Roosevelt

    President Theodore Roosevelt
    Born: 1858-1919
    Earned title of Trust Buster
    Created many national parks to preserve wildlife
  • President Woodrow Wilson

    President Woodrow Wilson
    Born: 1856-1924
    Led America during WWI
    Wanted America to join the League of Nations
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Born: 1882-1945
    Elected to 4 terms
    Served during the Great Depression
    Created the New Deal program
  • President Harry S. Truman

    President Harry S. Truman
    Born: 1884-1972
    Dropped Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Born: 1890-1969
    Supreme Allied Commander during WWII
  • President John F. Kennedy

    President John F. Kennedy
    Born: 1917-1963
    US Senator
    Assassinated in Dallas, Texas at 12;30pm on Novermberr 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald
  • President Richard Nixon

    President Richard Nixon
    Born: 1913-1994
    Watergate Scandal
    Resigned from office on August 9, 1974