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Hail to the chief! These patriotic baby names harken back to the leaders of America's past. Many of them are on the rise.
|Kennedy||John F. Kennedy was the 35th president. The "F" stands for Fitzgerald, if you're curious.||Abraham||Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president. He freed the slaves and had a cool beard.|
|Madison||James Madison was the fourth president. Any little girl named Madison who is not named after a mermaid might be named after this dude.||Calvin||Calvin Coolidge, aka "Silent Cal", was the 30th president. He was known for being a man of few words.|
|Reagan||Ronald Reagan was the 40th president and a famous movie actor. I know that to be true, even though I can't name a single movie he was in.||Carter||Jimmy Carter was the 39th president. He is also the founder of Habitat for Humanity.|
|Franklin||Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president. He is the architect of the New Deal and was the longest serving U.S. president.|
|Grant||Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president and, before that, a Union Civil War general. He won passage of the 15th Amendment, which gave freed slaves the right to vote.|
|Jackson||Andrew Jackson was the 7th president. He's on the $20 bill. It may be all about the Benjamins for the wealthy, but for the rest of us it's all about the Jacksons.|
|Jefferson||Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd President and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.|
|Lincoln||Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President. He is the only president awesome enough to be listed twice on this list.|
|Nixon||Richard Nixon was the 37th president, and the only president to ever resign from office under a cloud of scandal. All the other presidents under a cloud of scandal managed to complete their terms, and in some cases got reelected.|
|Theodore||In addition to being the 26th president, the Teddy Bear was named after Theodore Roosevelt.|
|Truman||Harry S Truman was the 33rd president and had no middle name, just an initial. He grew up in lean times where letters were scarce.|
|Wilson||Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president. Many babies and a volleyball have been named in his honor.|
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