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.Famous American Presidents . From the earliest days of America, the lives of the men who occupied the White House have created an unending fascination for old and young alike. “First in war, first in piece, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”Henry Lee..George Washington(1732-1799) . George Washington was born on 22 February 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, into a family of prosperous farmers. At 16 he became a surveyor and a year later he was appointed surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia, his first public office. In 1752, he joined the colonial militia. During the French and Indian War (known in Europe as the Seven Years War) Washington won a reputation for bravery.
.. By 1774, Washington was one of the leading Virginian figures supporting the colonial cause. He was sent by Virginia to both the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. When the Second Continental Congress took place In Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington was elected Commander –in-Chief of the Continental Army. On October 19, 1781 the war against British influence was over, but the Nation was not functioning well. So Washington became the prime mover in the steps leading to the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia in 1787. . In 1789, he was elected the first president of the United States.When elected he was the only president to receive every vote. He was the head of the country for 8 years. In honour of the first president the newly-built capital of the country was named Washington .Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)«As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.» .Abraham Lincoln is a symbol of American democracy.To commemorate the name of the 16th president of the USA Abraham Lincoln Americans erected a memorial. .Franklin Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)«Nobody should go into politics unless he has a hide like a rhinoceros.» . Roosevelt was the only US president elected to office four times and led his country through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century - the Great Depression and World War Two. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on 30 January 1882 at his family's estate in New York State. His father was a businessman. He attended Harvard and Columbia University Law School, but had little enthusiasm for the legal profession. In 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt, a distant cousin and niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. . John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963)«Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.» .Barack Obama . Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961. He is full name is Barack Hussein Obama II. He is named after his father, Barack Obama, Senior. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. Barack Obama, Jr. is the current President of the United States. He is the first African American to become a U.S. President. His father was black and was born in Kenya, Africa, and his mother was white and was born in Kansas, U.S.A. We are proud of our country!