U. S. Presidents Missing Words Puzzle

Write a paragraph about an American President by replacing the missing words.

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George Washington became the first president of the United States after leading the American Revolutionary forces to victory. He was unanimously elected to two terms but refused to run again, believing that two terms should be the limit. John Adams served as vice president under George Washington and was the second president of the United States. His son, John Quincy Adams, was the sixth president, making them one of only two father son presidential pairs. Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. One of his accomplishments as president was the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was the principal author of the Constitution. Madison led the country in the War of 1812 and was forced to flee the White House when it was burned by the British. James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, established the Monroe Doctrine that Europe should stay out of the Western Hemisphere and in return the United States would play no role in European affairs. John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was the son of John Adams, the second president, making them one of only two father and son pairs who have served as president. Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was known as "Old Hickory" for his toughness as a general. His victory at the Battle of New Orleans made him a national war hero. Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States and the first to be born an American citizen, as previous presidents were all born before the Revolution. The Panic of 1837 and the following depression were part of why he served only one term. William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, served for 32 days before falling ill and dying. The question then was whether the vice-president became president or only acting president. When William Henry Harrison died only a month after taking office, John Tyler became the tenth president of the United States and the first vice president to succeed to the presidency due to the death of the previous president. James K. Polk, the 11th president, greatly expanded the boundaries of the United States, adding the Oregon Territory, which is now Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and, as a result of the Mexican American War, most of the American Southwest. Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, became a war hero during the Mexican American War. 16 months after his election, he fell ill and died, becoming the second president to die in office. When Zachary Taylor died in office, Millard Fillmore, his vice president, became the 13th president of the United States. Fillmore was the second vice president to become president due to the death of the previous president. The three presidents before Abraham Lincoln: Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan, are often ranked among the worst of presidents due to their inability to deal with the increasingly divisive issue of slavery. When historians rank the presidents of the United States on the basis of their achievements and leadership qualities, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt are almost always at the top of the list. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, led the country through the Civil War, preserving the Union and abolishing slavery. In 1865, he became the first American president to be assassinated. "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address "...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, Andrew Johnson became the 17th president of the United States. He was the first vice president to succeed to the presidency following an assassination. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded to the presidency after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, was the first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. The Senate failed to convict him by a single vote. Ulysses S. Grant, who became a war hero and eventually commander of the Union forces during the Civil War, was elected the 18th president of the United States, following Andrew Johnson. Rutherford B. Hayes became the 19th president in 1877 following Ulysses Grant, even though he lost the popular vote. A congressional commission gave him all 20 disputed electoral votes and thus the presidency. James A. Garfield, the 20th president, was the second president to be assassinated, the first being Abraham Lincoln. He died about two months after being shot and with modern medical care probably would have survived. Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the United States in 1881 following the assassination of James A. Garfield. He was the second vice president to become president following an assassination, the first being Andrew Johnson. Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and the 24th president of the United States. He is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. He lost the presidency to Benjamin Harrison in 1888 but regained it from him in 1892. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of the United States. He was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president, making them the only grandfather grandson presidential pair. Benjamin Harrison defeated Grover Cleveland in 1888 to become the 23rd president of the United States. In the next election, he lost to Cleveland, who then became the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States. When he was reelected in 1900 he became the last president to serve in the 20th century and the first president of the 21st century. William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was assassinated in 1901 during his second term. He was the third president to be assassinated, after Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president four times, the only president to serve more than two terms. He led the country out of the Great Depression and through World War II, dying in 1945 just before the victorious end of the war. Franklin D. Roosevelt is widely considered to be one of the greatest American presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. He led the country successfully through both the Great Depression and World War II. Dwight D. Eisenhower served as the 34th president from 1953 to 1961. He was the only general to become president during the 20th century, having carried out the World War II D-Day invasion as the commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. John F. Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. During his short period as president he created the Peace Corps, proposed the Civil Rights Act and made landing a man on the moon a national goal. Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th president in 1963, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He won the 1964 election and succeeded in passing much of his Great Society program, including Medicare, Civil Rights and the War on Poverty. Richard Nixon served as president from 1969 to 1974 and was the only person to be elected both vice president and president twice. He was also the only president to resign, as he faced impeachment as a result of the Watergate Scandal. In 1973, Richard Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to replace the vice-president, who had been forced to resign. When Nixon resigned in 1974, Gerald Ford became the first person to be vice president and president without being elected to either office. Jimmy Carter served one term as president from 1977 to 1981, when he was defeated by Ronald Reagan. He has been an unusually active former president and in 2002 became the only ex-president to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States, serving from 1981 to 1989. He was the oldest man to be elected president and the first president to survive being shot during an assassination attempt. George H. W. Bush was the 41st president of the United States, having served as Ronald Reagan's vice president. His son, George W. Bush, was the 43rd president, making them the second father and son presidents. Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States, serving two terms from 1993 to 2001. He was the second president to be impeached by Congress, the first being Andrew Johnson. George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, is the son of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president. There have been only two father and son presidents, the other pair being the Adams. Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States. His father was Kenyan, making President Obama the first African American to serve as president. He is also the first president to be born in Hawaii. The President is the head of the executive branch of the U. S. federal government and also of the Armed Forces. American presidents are nationally elected, through indirect election by the Electoral College, and may serve up to two four-year terms. Only natural born American citizens, who are at least 35 years old and have lived in the United States 14 years or more are eligible to be President. Since the Vice President may become President, the same requirements apply. The President is head of the executive branch, but can also veto any bill passed by Congress, and nominates all federal judges. In turn, Congress can override a presidential veto and the Senate must confirm the nominated judges.