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Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes
“Let every man, every corporation, and especially every village, town, city, county, and state, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.” “Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.” The period after the Civil War –...

Rutherford B. Hayes

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Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant
“Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.” Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, was never interested in politics. He voted only once before taking office and had no political experience. He was a beloved Civil War general, which...

Ulysses S. Grant

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
“The goal to strive for is a poor government, but a rich people.” Andrew Johnson was Vice President during Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency. He became President when Lincoln was assassinated. Interestingly, Lincoln was a Republican, but Johnson was a Democrat. People never expected...

Andrew Johnson

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United...

Abraham Lincoln

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James Buchanan

James Buchanan
“What is right and what is practical are two different things.” James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, was born in Pennsylvania, the son of a storeowner. He learned to add...

James Buchanan

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Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce
“Frequently, the more trifling the subject, the more animated the discussion.” Born in New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, came from a well-known and prosperous family. Pierce’s father was a career politician, serving two terms as the...

Franklin Pierce

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Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore
“May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not.” Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, was born (January 7, 1800) in a log cabin and grew up on a small farm in upstate New York. He infrequently attended a one room school house when he...

Millard Fillmore

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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor
“I have no private purpose to accomplish, no party objectives to build up, no enemies to punish – nothing to serve but my country.” Zachary Taylor’s father was an officer in the Revolutionary War and often shared stories about the war with his son. No wonder then, that Taylor...

Zachary Taylor

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James K. Polk

James K. Polk
"Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against oppression." Born in North Carolina and raised in Tennessee, James K. Polk was the son of a prosperous farmer and slave owner. Polk was often sickly and rarely took part in farm work, preferring reading and...

James K. Polk

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John Tyler

John Tyler
“Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.” John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, was the first Vice-President to step in for a President. He became President after the death of

John Tyler

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William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison
“The strongest of all governments is that which is most free.” It’s hard to say what William Henry Harrison’s presidential legacy would have been if he’d completed a full presidential term. William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, died only...

William Henry Harrison

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Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren
“The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.” “The principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed...

Martin Van Buren

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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson
“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.” “The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.” Andrew Jackson was the first “log cabin” President and he represented a marked change from the previous...

Andrew Jackson

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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy...

John Quincy Adams

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James Monroe

James Monroe
“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” “Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.” Fifth President of the United States, James Monroe was the last President who participated...

James Monroe

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James Madison

James Madison
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which...

James Madison

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President Thomas Jefferson

President Thomas Jefferson
“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;...

President Thomas Jefferson

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President John Adams

President John Adams
“May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.” (The White House) John Adams was known as the Father of American Independence. Born October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts, he grew up on a small farm where he enjoyed kites, hunting, marbles, books, and toy boats. As a...

President John Adams

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President George Washington

President George Washington
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” “It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.” “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother....

President George Washington

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