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Hail to the Chief: John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the U.S.

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States.

Hail to the Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the U.S.

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked!”

Hail to the Chief: Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S.

Nearing the end of a bloody and tragic Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of his most famous speeches—his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865.

Hail to the Chief: John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the U.S.

Do you know who was the first US President to be the son of a former US President?

Hail to the Chief: Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the U.S.

Tom Brokaw once said, “...you feel the excitement of being on the cusp of something so profound you can’t put it into words..."

Yet Thomas Jefferson did exactly that!  

He authored the Declaration of Independence! And at 33 years of age, he joined the signers officially adopting the Declaration in 1776.