Famous American Leaders

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Famous American Leaders


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George Washington (1732-1799), the first president of the United States (1789-1797) and commander in chief of the Continental Army.


Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826), one of early proponents of a constitutional republic in world history and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1805.


Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), an American polymath, printer, inventor, statesman, one of the most prominent scientists in the world of the Enlightenment and one of the Founding Fathers.

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Benjamin Franklin by French painter Jean Baptiste Greuze.


James Monroe (1758 - 1831)


Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865), beloved American hero, he led his country through its greatest crisis, the American Civil War, abolished slavery and built a Republican Party.

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Zachary Taylor (1784 - 1850), president of the United States of America and successful military.

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Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), founder of Christian Science.

Photo portrait of Mary Baker Eddy, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931), was the greatest inventor in history,

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Edison and his phonograph.


Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915), educator and a champion of self-help, he tried to lead black America up from slavery.

Photo portrait of Booker T. Washington early in his career.


Frank Lloyd Wright (1887-1959), America’s most significant architect.

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Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)


Dwight Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), won a war and two elections.

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Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) was by far the most important black leader of the 1960s.; We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

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Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004), recognized as one of the greatest American Presidents and the main inspiration for the conservative movement from the 1970s to the present.

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Ronald Reagan by Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1991.


Marion Barry (1936- ), the first prominent civil-rights activist to become chief executive of a major American city.

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011), recognized as the “best-performing CEO in the world".

Steve Jobs while introducing the iPad in San Francisco on 27th January 2010.


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