Although it’s hard to imagine, it’s obvious that US presidents have been young and restless. They were regular guys, and some were even coming from poor families. But that didn’t prevent them getting as high as becoming the presidents of the United States. Can you believe that the person from #12 started from working as a timekeeper in the railway and then became the President? Let’s check out more than 10 presidents of the US and get to know more about their youth. You won’t believe how Obama looked like as a kid!
20. Donald Trump
Even Trump admitted that he was a troublemaker when he began school. And no, this isn’t his actual childhood picture, it’s a photoshopped version of the original one. Here is how he really looked back then. Check it out at #18.
19. Barack Obama
Barack Obama was a cute boy who grew up in Hawaii. When he was young, he was known as Barry and even rocked a mini-afro back then. He is the fifth-youngest president of the U.S. Guess who was the youngest one? You can see him at #15!
18. The Actual Donald Trump
He said that he ‘liked to stir things up and I liked to test people’. He also remembered that he nearly gave his music teacher a black eye and now regrets his behavior. Curious to see how George W. Bush looked as a teenager?
17. George W. Bush
George W. Bush went to Phillips Academy in Andover, just as his father did. His first written assignment got him a zero after he used too many words from a thesaurus to improve his vocabulary. At least he tried his best!
The cutest baby president comes next, can you guess who he is?
16. Bill Clinton
This handsome young man was an excellent tenor saxophone player. He won the first chair in the saxophone section of the Arkansas state band. But then he decided to work in the public service. This president also loved to play the piano as you’re about to see at #12.
15. Teddy Roosevelt
The youngest president of the US, Roosevelt liked adventures and the outdoors. Hiking, riding horses, and swimming helped him combat his asthma. He was said to have ‘a broad understanding of governmental and legislative processes and with executive leadership experience’. But the most handsome President is…
14. John F. Kennedy
After WWII he became a national hero by helping his crew members to swim toward the land after their boat got rammed. He dragged one of his crew members through the water, holding the life jacket strap with his teeth.
Check out how Ronald Reagan looked like as a teen!
13. Ronald Reagan
Who would have thought that he looked this stunning when he was young? Not only he pursued a career in film and radio, but he was also a lifeguard in Illinois. And it was for real, he saved 77 people from drowning!
12. Harry Truman
Harry Truman loved reading and playing the piano. He wanted to become a concert pianist and also to be a soldier. But since his eyesight was a problem, he memorized the eye chart and got accepted into the National Guard. Check out Franklin D. Roosevelt and Gerald Ford in the following photos!
11. Franklin D. Roosevelt
He was instrumental in helping end the WWII. Although he was brought up in a wealthy and privileged family, he was the greatest advocate for the poor. But others haven’t been this lucky. Take #8 for example…
10. Gerald Ford
This president was great at football and at academics, landing a contract from the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers and then a job as the assistant football coach for the Yale University team.
9. Abraham Lincoln
The 16th president of the U.S., Abraham Lincoln is known to have worked towards the abolition of slavery. He also strengthened the federal government and had a huge influence on modernizing the economy.
8. James Garfield
Garfield was brought up by his widowed mother on a farm. At 16, he wished to become a sailor and tried to work at the canal boats. But he fell in the water for 14 times and came back with a fever, never wishing to become a sailor anymore.
7. Calvin Coolidge
He is the only US president born on the 4th of July. And it’s a great day to celebrate the one person that gave birth to the ‘Roaring Twenties’ – the rapid economic growth of the US. Airlines, radio, and businesses flourished in that period.
6. Richard Nixon
Nixon had the chance to go to Harvard with a scholarship offer, but his brother was sick, so he chose the Whittier College. This meant that he would be closer to take care of his brother and work in the store his family owned.
5. Woodrow Wilson
Wilson didn’t get educated in school, but he tried a few times to go to college. He gave up and studied law on his own. Before becoming president, he got a Ph.D. in history and political science at the Johns Hopkins University.
4. Rutherford B. Hayes
The 19th president, Rutherford B. Hayes has been wounded in the Civil War several times and got to survive. He eliminated alcohol at the White House, allowed women to argue before the supreme court and brought the Siamese cat in America.
3. William McKinley
His inauguration as the president was the first one to get filmed, and he was also the first president to ride in an automobile.
2. Jimmy Carter
Carter grew up on a peanut farm and it gave him the opportunity of his life. During the Great Depression, when he was 13, he earned a lot of money and bought 5 cheap houses that he rented to local families.
1. Warren G. Harding
Harding was the first president to get the votes of women, who had received the right to vote at that time. As a president, he also spoke out against mistreating African-Americans. He also officially ended WWI and also pardoned Eugene V. Debs who was put in jail as he spoke against WWI.