From our “Founding Father” George Washington, who served as the first president of the United States, commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution and presided over the convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution. To the self-taught lawyer, legislator, and vocal opponent of slavery, Abraham Lincoln. To Franklin D. Roosevelt who guided the nation through the Great Depression and the second world war, the impact these men have had on not just America, but the wider world, cannot be understated.
And while many American Presidents have left their indelible marks on history, some marks dirtier than others (looking at you Richard Milhous Nixon), not all of the 45 men who assumed the highest pivotal level of elected leadership in America have found their faces on stamps and coins or had their essence captured in stone or bronze. Some are barely remembered at all.
We thought we would remind you of why those forgettable United States Presidents’ duties, deals, and deeds somehow never jumped out from the pages of history or had their legacies set in stone.