Virginia

"Mother of Presidents"


George Washington

1789-1797 (2 Terms)


Thomas Jefferson

1801-1817 (2 Terms)

The Louisiana Purchase

  • Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase from France.

 

Napoleon
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was the leader of France (see picture).

 

  • The United States spent 15 million dollars for the Louisiana Purchase.


James Madison

Madison

1809-1817 (2 Terms)


James Monroe

Monroe

1817-1825 (2 Terms)


Virginia is nicknamed the

Mother of Presidents

Four of the first five presidents came from Virginia.

1st President

George Washington

 

2nd President

John Adams (from Massachusetts)

 

3rd President

Thomas Jefferson

 

4th President

James Madison

 

5th President

James Monroe


Woodrow Wilson

  • Wilson was the the 28th President of the United States.

Wilson
  • He was born in Staunton, VA.
  • He was the President during the World War I.
  • He worked to establish the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations.

1913-1921 (2 Terms)


William Henry Harrison

  • He was the 9th President.

 

Harrison
  • He was a frontier Indian Fighter.
  • He fought in the Was of 1812.
  • He dies of pneumonia a month after his Inaugural Address.
  • William Henry Harrison had the shortest term in office of one month.

1841


John Tyler

  • He was originally Vice-President.

Tyler
  • He became President after William Henry Harrison died.
  • Tyler was the 10th President of the United States.
  • Therefore, he received the nickname: His Accidency."
  • At the end of his Presidency, he annexed Texas.
  • He was the first President to be married while in office (June 26, 1844).

1841-1845

(One Term)

 


Zachary Taylor

  • Taylor was the 12th President of the United States.

Taylor
  • He was a a career soldier.
  • His nickname was "Old Rough and Ready."
  • He fought in the Mexican War .
  • He was born in Orange County, Virginia.
  • Taylor was president for sixteen months.
  • After a short illness of five days, he became the second president to die in office.

1849-1850


Name the Virginia

Presidents in Order

1st

George Washington

3rd

Thomas Jefferson

4th

James Madison

5th

James Monroe

9th

William Henry Harrison

10th

John Tyler

12th

Zachary Taylor

28th

Woodrow Wilson

Eight Virginia Born Presidents

 

 

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Compiled by: Louise Pierson

April 2000