United States Political Figures

The US political system is defined by the US’s status as a federal republic. Sovereignty is shared amongst the executive branch, legislative branch, and the judicial branch. The President is the head of the executive branch. The legislative branch is composed of Congress, the Senate and House of Representatives. The judicial branch includes the federal court system.

Two political parties have dominated US politics since the American civil war, and are formally present in both the executive and legislative branches of the system.  The US is a very powerful country, and for that reason its political decisions affect the rest of the world. The US presidential election is one of the most documented political events globally.

How do US politics work?

The US government is divided into three branches – the executive branch (the president and his cabinet), the legislative branch (the US Congress), and the judiciary branch (the courts). The separation of powers was implemented to establish a system of check and balances to prevent an individual or group from gaining too much control and power. The US Constitution is what provides the separation of powers.

What does GOP mean in US politics?

GOP in US politics is short for the Grand Old Party and represents the Republican Party. The Republican Party is one of the 2 major political parties in the United States. The other major political party is the Democratic Party and has been the historical rival of the GOP. The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed for the expansion of slavery. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president.

What is progressive politics in the US?

Progressive politics in the US is based on the reform movement that reached its height starting in the 20th century. Progressive politics are middle class and seek reforms. Progressive politics became popular as a response to the changes that happened through modernization like the growth of large corporations, pollution, and fears of corruption in politics. Progressive politics also embrace environmentalism and social justice.

US Politics Guides
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6’4” | 1.93 m
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln
5’4” | 1.63 m
October 13, 1989
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
163.000
1989.00
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 6, 1957
Andrew Cuomo
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1957.00
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Andrew Cuomo
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 26, 1944
Angela Davis
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Angela Davis
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 24, 1940
Anthony Fauci
170.000
1940.00
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Anthony Fauci
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
1947.00
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
6’1” | 1.85 m
August 4, 1961
Barack Obama
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Barack Obama
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 17, 1706
Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin
6’0" | 1.83 m
September 8, 1941
Bernie Sanders
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Bernie Sanders
6’2” | 1.88 m
August 19, 1946
Bill Clinton
188.000
1946.00
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Bill Clinton
6’3” | 1.91 m
June 14, 1946
Donald Trump
191.000
1946.00
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Donald Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 22, 1949
Elizabeth Warren
173.000
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Elizabeth Warren
6’2” | 1.88 m
January 30, 1882
Franklin D. Roosevelt
188.000
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 6, 1946
George W. Bush
183.000
1946.00
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George W. Bush
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 22, 1732
George Washington
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George Washington
5’4” | 1.63 m
October 26, 1947
Hillary Clinton
163.000
1947.00
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Hillary Clinton
6’8” | 2.03 m
December 14, 1960
James Comey
203.000
1960.00
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James Comey
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 8, 1941
Jesse Jackson
191.000
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Jesse Jackson
Joe Biden
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6’0” | 1.83 m
November 20, 1942
Joe Biden
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Joe Biden
6’0” | 1.83 m
May 29, 1917
John F. Kennedy
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John F. Kennedy
5’2” | 1.57 m
October 20, 1964
Kamala Harris
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Kamala Harris
6’4” | 1.93 m
May 19, 1925
Malcolm X
193.000
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Malcolm X
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 15, 1929
Martin Luther King Jr.
170.000
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Martin Luther King Jr.
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 26, 1970
Melania Trump
180.000
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Melania Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 14, 1942
Michael Bloomberg
173.000
1942.00
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Michael Bloomberg
5’11” | 1.80 m
January 17, 1964
Michelle Obama
180.000
1964.00
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Michelle Obama
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 7, 1959
Mike Pence
178.000
1959.00
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Mike Pence
5’9” | 1.75 m
February 20, 1942
Mitch McConnell
175.000
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Mitch McConnell
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 26, 1940
Nancy Pelosi
165.000
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Nancy Pelosi
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1982
Pete Buttigieg
173.000
1982.00
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Pete Buttigieg
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 6, 1911
Ronald Reagan
185.000
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Ronald Reagan
5’3” | 1.60 m
February 4, 1913
Rosa Parks
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Rosa Parks
5’1” | 1.55 m
March 15, 1933
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 13, 1743
Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Benjamin Franklin in relation to other inventors

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a respected, leading inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and diplomat who also served as President of the United States in 1769. One of his major political contributions was his help in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In science, his contributions and pursuits included exploring electricity for which he created the lightning rod. He is especially noted for his experiment of flying a kite during a storm in order to provide that lightning is electricity. Benjamin Franklin also ventured into music, playing, composing, and ultimately inventing the glass harmonica.

Benjamin Franklin had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Benjamin Franklin labeled with overall height
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a respected, leading inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and diplomat who also served as President of the United States in 1769. Franklin helped in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Benjamin Franklin had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Benjamin Franklin labeled with overall height
Benjamin Franklin
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Nationality: United States

Death: April 17, 1790 (84)

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Birthday
January 17, 1706

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Benjamin Franklin elevations (assorted)

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Thomas Jefferson
Dimensioned drawings of Thomas Jefferson in a range of standing postures labeled with overall height

Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father who served as the third President of the United States of America. He was born in Virginia in 1743 on his family’s plantation near present day Charlottesville. He was selected for Congress in 1775 and became the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. He then served as the first Secretary of State under President George Washington and was later elected as President, serving from 1801 to 1809.  He was considered a well-learned man. He kept diaries throughout his life, recording his thoughts and political ideas. He had a keen interest in architecture and gardening.

Thomas Jefferson had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father who served as the third President of the United States of America. He was born in Virginia in 1743 and was selected for Congress in 1775 and became the principle author of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Thomas Jefferson
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Position: 3rd U.S. President
Term: 1801–1809
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Death: July 4, 1826 (83)

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Birthday
April 13, 1743

Drawings include:
Thomas Jefferson standing front (formal), standing (side), standing front (casual)

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where he lived with his grandparents as a child. He studied at Columbia University, and later at Harvard Law School. It is there where he met his wife, Michelle. They married in 1992 and had two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Barack began his political career in 1996, when he was elected to the Illinois Senate. A few years and political struggles later, he was elected President, and inaugurated in January 2009. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012 and ended his Presidency in 2017, when he was succeeded by Donald Trump.

Barack Obama has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Scale drawings of Barack Obama in multiple poses with height labeled
Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America. Barack was elected President, and inaugurated in January 2009. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012 and ended his Presidency in 2017.

Barack Obama has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Scale drawings of Barack Obama in multiple poses with height labeled
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Position: 44th U.S. President
Term:
2009–2017
Political Party:
Democratic

Given Name
Barack Hussein Obama II
Birthday
August 4, 1961

Drawings include:
Barack Obama front, side, front (walking), side (walking)

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Angela Davis
Collection of drawings of Angela Davis measured with overall height

Angela Y. Davis is an American Professor, writer and political activist. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she became politically active as a young student, and was drawn to Socialist and Marxist politics. In 1970, Davis spent a year in jail due to her involvement with political activism that turned violent. She was released in 1972, and continued with her political organizing and academic work. In 1997 she co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison system. She is currently a Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California.

Angela Davis is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Angela Y. Davis is an American Professor, writer and political activist. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she became politically active as a young student, and studied Socialist and Marxist politics. In 1970, Davis spent a year in jail due to her involvement with political activism that turned violent.

Angela Davis is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Angela Davis
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Birthday
January 26, 1944

Drawings include:
Angela Davis front, walking (front), protesting (side)

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)

Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, also known as AOC, is a congresswoman for the 14th congressional district of New York, an area that covers most of Queens and the Bronx. She is the youngest person to be elected to congress ever. She was relatively unknown before her campaign, and worked hard to gain support in her district. Her campaign was entirely grassroots funded.

She has introduced the Green New Deal, a radical plan for legislation that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. She has become known for her sharp and decisive questioning in Congress. AOC likes dancing and video games.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is 5 foot 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.

Set of illustrations of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in multiple postures with dimensioned height
Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, also known as AOC, is a congresswoman for the 14th congressional district of New York, an area that covers most of Queens and the Bronx. She is the youngest person to be elected to congress ever.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is 5 foot 4 inches (1.63 m) tall.

Set of illustrations of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in multiple postures with dimensioned height
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)
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Country: United States
Position: House of Representatives (NY 14th District)
Political Party: Democratic

Birthday
October 13, 1989

Drawings include:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez front, front (talking), front (casual)

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