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Dramatic Before-and-After Photos of How Presidents Have Aged in Office
Leading the United States of America is an incredibly large job—so much so that the impact of being president really shows physically on these men once their term is over.
Barack Obama, 2009
President Barack Obama looks out over the crowd on the day of his inauguration as President of the United States on January 18, 2009. You know that President Obama was the first African American elected as president of the United States, but your probably don’t know these other astonishing facts about U.S. presidents.
Barack Obama, 2017
Obama, eight years later, talks about the Affordable Care Act during an interview with Vox.
George W. Bush, 2001
George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States in 2001. His successor, President Obama, coined one of the 8 funny words Presidents made up.
George W. Bush, 2009
He gave his farewell speech to the nation on January 15, 2009.
Bill Clinton, 1993
Bill Clinton addresses the crowd at an economic progress conference during his first year as president. Can you guess the U.S. state that produced the most presidents?
Bill Clinton, 2001
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After serving as president for eight years, Clinton participates in a democratic rally.
George H. W. Bush, 1989
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In October of his first year as president, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck northern California. Here he talks to reporters about how they are working to assess the damage. On a less-serious note, he also told reporters he never liked broccoli. So it became one of the strange things that former presidents have banned from the White House.
George H. W. Bush, 1993
President Bush honors Points of Light recipients at the end of his presidential term.
Ronald Reagan, 1981
Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th President of the United States in 1981. Here he is pictured with his wife, Nancy, waving at the crowd during the Inaugural Parade.
Ronald Reagan, 1989
After eight years in office, former President Reagan delivers a speech in Tokyo, Japan with his wife by his side. A lot of presidents had little-known talents. Can you guess what Reagan’s was?
Jimmy Carter, 1977
The 39th president, Jimmy Carter, shows the crowd a valve invented by Lawrence Gurick (left) used on Navy ships. Gurick was awarded $25,000 by President Carter for his efforts in the Federal Incentive Awards program.
Jimmy Carter, 1981
After serving one term as president, Carter gives a speech at an Air Base in Germany in 1981. If these photos were shocking, you’d love these mind-blowing White House facts you probably missed in history class.