After President Carter retired, he started an effort to eradicate the Guinea Worm, which infected millions of people with worms that slowly and painfully burrow out of the body over 3 months. By 2001, the infection rate was reduced by 98%, with 80% of the remaining cases in the Sudan warzone.
Both members of the electronic dance duo, LMFAO, are indirectly related to President Jimmy Carter through his mother’s side.
The first Black American to become a President is Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who was born a free man in Virginia, moved to Liberia, then became their first President in 1848.
Former US president, Franklin Roosevelt, proposed a second Bill of Rights that assured US citizens such things like the right to a job with a living wage, adequate medical care, the right to a decent home, and the right to a good education.
In 1919, Eisenhower and the Army tried to drive across the country. They barely made it, so Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System when he became President.
After being shot in the chest, former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech, as scheduled. His opening comments to the gathered crowd were, “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”
When José Mujica was detained he spent 10 years in solitary confinement, 2 years of which were at the bottom of a empty well. After this he went on to became president of Uruguay.
Abraham Lincoln created the secret service just hours before he was assassinated.
Richard Johnson, the 9th Vice-President of the USA, literally owned his wife. Slave Julia Chinn was 1/8ths African and was inherited by Johnson after his father’s death. Interracial marriage was illegal, so Johnson kept her as his “slave.”
A man saved President Ford from assassination then had his life ruined as the media outed him as gay