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Can you name the The Presidents based on their description?

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Drafted the Declaration of Independence
Only about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, but trim and erect
As a Senator he reluctantly supported Jackson for President as a choice of evils
At 24 he was elected to the New Hampshire legislature
Born in 1822, he was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. In the Mexican War he fought under Gen. Z
His first initiative as President was the No Child Left Behind Act
He enrolled at Stanford University when it opened in 1891, graduating as a mining engineer
He pursued the moderate policies of 'Modern Republicanism'
Assumed the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression
He married a divorcee, Mrs. Florence Kling De Wolfe. He was a trustee of the Trinity Baptist Church, a director of almost every important business, and a leader in fraternal organi
He was graduated from Amherst College with honors, and entered law and politics in Northampton, Massachusetts
Advanced rapidly as a conservative young professor of political science and became president of Princeton in 1902
Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family
He was appointed a Federal circuit judge at 34. He aspired to be a member of the Supreme Court
He took the view that the President as a 'steward of the people' should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution
A Harvard-educated lawyer; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses
The Democrats defeated him for Governor of Indiana in 1876 by unfairly stigmatizing him as 'Kid Gloves'
Brought up in Orange County, Virginia, and attended Princeton
The First Democrat elected after the Civil War
In his first years of office he obtained passage of one of the most extensive legislative programs in the Nation's history
He had been the first Vice President chosen under the terms of the Twenty-fifth Amendment
He went to France during World War I as a captain in the Field Artillery
DescriptionPresident
In 1955, while recuperating from a back operation, he wrote Profiles in Courage, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history
Enlisting as a private in the Union Army, he was mustered out at the end of the war as a brevet major of volunteers
The son of a Baptist preacher who had emigrated from northern Ireland
Beneficiary of the most fiercely disputed election in American history
Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1758, he attended the College of William and Mary, fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and practiced law in Fredericksbur
Attacked political corruption and won back for the Presidency a measure of prestige it had lost during the Reconstruction period
As leader of the 'Albany Regency,' an effective New York political organization, he shrewdly dispensed public offices and bounty in a fashion calculated to bring votes
He was elected five times to the House of Representatives; then, after an interlude as Minister to Russia, served for a decade in the Senate
The first President who was the son of a President
In 1962 he entered state politics, and eight years later he was elected Governor of Georgia
He was the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second term
He was the first man elected from Tennessee to the House of Representatives, and he served briefly in the Senate
40 years in the Army made him a strong nationalist
Won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush
In his Inaugural he asserted that the country had achieved 'a state of contentment seldom before seen,' and pledged himself to maintain the status quo
He served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas. Twice he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate
He worked on his father's farm, and at 15 was apprenticed to a cloth dresser
His accomplishments while in office included revenue sharing, the end of the draft, new anticrime laws, and a broad environmental program
Was a chief lieutenant of Jackson in his Bank war. He served as Speaker between 1835 and 1839, leaving to become Governor of Tennessee
The Civil War started under his presidency. He was later assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth
Entering politics, he became an adept stump speaker, championing the common man and vilifying the plantation aristocracy
The first African American president

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