American President Worksheets

Who Were the Most Influential American Presidents in History?

Here are some interesting and influential American presidents and their highlights; Theodore Roosevelt; was the first president to travel outside the U.S. on official business. He went to Panama to inspect the ongoing construction of the Panama Canal in 1906. Franklin D. Roosevelt: He was the first president of the U.S. to fly overseas. In 1943, he took Boeing 314 flying boat from Miami, with a few stops in Brazil, Belem, Trinidad, and Bathurst, where a Douglas C-54 Army transport airplane took his to Morocco for the Casablanca Conference. George W. Bush was the first to complete a marathon. He finished the Houston Marathon with 3 hours 44 minutes and 52 seconds in the year 1993. Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, all three presidents have won Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album.

George Washington

The commander in chief during the American Revolutionary War.

Abraham Lincoln

The 16th President that was seen as an integral part of keeping the nation together.

Andrew Jackson

Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and one of the most influential. He was given the nickname "Old Hickory" due to his toughness and the fact that he was associated with the frontier lifestyle.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Initially, Eisenhower made his reputation as an outstanding military man. He became a five-star General and was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces for the United States during World War II. Soon after, he was elected as the 34th President of the U.S. and he served two terms.

The Great Society

The Great Society was a collection of domestic initiatives offered by President Lyndon B. Johnson to make the United States a more fair and just country. The two main goals of the program were to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.

President Harry S. Truman

Truman was a very unpopular president due to domestic problems in the country, such as a weak economy. When he ran for reelection, he wasn't given a chance but pulled off one of the biggest upsets in political history by winning. His two biggest legacies were the use of nuclear weapons to end World War II and the supervision and decision to rebuild Europe after the war, which was known as the Marshall Plan.

James Madison

While Secretary of State, he was in charge of supervising the Louisiana Purchase. He co-wrote the Federalist Papers, which called for a strong central US Government. His wife, Dolly, became one of the most popular First Ladies because of her skill at entertaining at the White House.

The Monroe Doctrine

This was a theory that stated that European powers could not interfere with America's territories. It was formed in the early years of America and was a very bold and aggressive directive to more powerful nations, such as England and France.

The New Frontier

This term was initially used by President Kennedy in his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination. Eventually it became the title for his administration's domestic and foreign programs.

Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt was America's 26th President and one of the most interesting and popular. He is one of the faces on Mt. Rushmore. He was a cousin to another U.S. President and the youngest to ever be elected. He was known for his passion of all things, especially nature and was a very successful military man, leading a military unit, known as the Rough Riders, during the Spanish-American War.

The White House

The White House was built between 1792 and 1800 of whitepainted Aqua sandstone in the late Gorgonian style. It is the official home and principal workplace of every president of the United States since John Adams.

Woodrow Wilson

Wilson was the 28th U.S. President and served for two terms. The most significant world event during his time was America entering World War I, caused by Germany attacking U.S. submarines. Wilson believed strongly in an organization that would push for all countries to get along and work together to make a better world.