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
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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
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Anthony Fauci
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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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
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Bill Clinton
6’3” | 1.91 m
June 14, 1946
Donald Trump
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Donald Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 22, 1949
Elizabeth Warren
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Elizabeth Warren
6’2” | 1.88 m
January 30, 1882
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 6, 1946
George W. Bush
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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
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Hillary Clinton
6’8” | 2.03 m
December 14, 1960
James Comey
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James Comey
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 8, 1941
Jesse Jackson
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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
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Malcolm X
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 15, 1929
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 26, 1970
Melania Trump
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Melania Trump
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 14, 1942
Michael Bloomberg
173.000
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Michael Bloomberg
5’11” | 1.80 m
January 17, 1964
Michelle Obama
180.000
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Michelle Obama
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 7, 1959
Mike Pence
178.000
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Mike Pence
5’9” | 1.75 m
February 20, 1942
Mitch McConnell
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Mitch McConnell
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 26, 1940
Nancy Pelosi
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Nancy Pelosi
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1982
Pete Buttigieg
173.000
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Pete Buttigieg
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 6, 1911
Ronald Reagan
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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
Melania Trump
Drawings of Melania Trump in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Melania Trump is the First Lady of the United States of America. She was born Melanija Knavs in Slovenia in 1970, and moved to New York City in 1996 in the midst of her modeling career. Melania met businessman Donald Trump in 1998 and they began dating. They married in 2005 in Florida, and had an extravagant wedding reception at Trump’s Mar-a Lago estate. She wore a $200,000 John Galliano wedding dress. She assumed the role of First Lady upon her husband’s inauguration in 2017. In her role she has headed anti online bullying campaigns, and focuses on youth work. She has won son, Barron Trump.

Melania Trump has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Melania Trump is the First Lady of the United States of America. She was born Melanija Knavs in Slovenia in 1970, and moved to New York City in 1996 in the midst of her modeling career. Melania met businessman Donald Trump in 1998 and they began dating. They married in 2005 in Florida.

Melania Trump has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Melania Trump
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Given Name: Melanija Knavs

Birthday
April 26, 1970

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Melania Trump front, side, walking (front), walking (side)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)
Series of illustrations of Franklin D Roosevelt in assorted standing and sitting poses with overall height measurement

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is often referred to as FDR, served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A member of the Democratic Party, he became a key figure in global politics during the first half of the 20th century, mainly due to America’s involvement in the Second World War and his contribution to the European peace process. Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in New York, trained to become a lawyer and then moved into politics. He married Eleanor Roosevelt, and although they became estranged later in their relationship, they had six children together. At 39, Franklin was stricken with a paralytic neurological illness that left him unable to move from the waist down. His disability and his rehabilitation work and wheelchair usage was well known to the public.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is often referred to as FDR, served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He became a key figure in global politics during the first half of the 20th century, mainly due to America’s involvement in the Second World War.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)
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Position: 32nd U.S. President
Term: 1933–1945
Political Party: Democratic
Death: April 12, 1945 (63)

Given Name
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Birthday
January 30, 1882

Drawings include:
Franklin D. Roosevelt standing (cane), standing (winter), sitting (chair)

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Jesse Jackson
Size comparison drawings of Jesse Jackson comparing the heights of other related media personalities

Jesse Jackson is a known American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and former politician. As an undergraduate student, Jesse Jackson became involved in the civil rights movement and marched along with Martin Luther King Jr in 1965. He also worked under the supervision of Martin Luther King Jr. In 1980s he became a spokesperson for African Americans and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000. Jesse Jackson founded Operation People United to Save Humanity and the National Rainbow Coalition who later merged into the Rainbow/Push Coalition.

Jesse Jackson has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Jesse Jackson with height measurements
Jesse Jackson is a known American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and former politician. As an undergraduate student, Jesse Jackson became involved in the civil rights movement and marched along with Martin Luther King Jr in 1965. He worked under the supervision of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jesse Jackson has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Jesse Jackson with height measurements
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Nationality: United States

Positions: US Shadow Senator (1991-1997)

Jesse Louis Jackson
Birthday
October 8, 1941

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Jesse Jackson elevations (assorted)

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is an American politician. He is currently running to become the Democratic candidate for the 2020 Presidential election, and is up against Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, losing to Hillary Clinton. He has a history of activism, organized and political service. A self-identified socialist, Bernie Sanders is known for his support for labour rights, universal healthcare, free tertiary education, and his support of the Green New Deal. He is currently the United States Senator for Vermont, and is the longest serving independent in US congressional history.

Bernie Sanders is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall.

Elevation drawings of Bernie Sanders standing and walking with overall height
Bernie Sanders is an American politician. He is currently running to become the Democratic candidate for the 2020 Presidential election, and is up against Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, losing to Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall.

Elevation drawings of Bernie Sanders standing and walking with overall height
Bernie Sanders
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Country: United States
Position: Senator (Vermont)
Political Party: Democratic

Birthday
September 8, 1941

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Bernie Sanders front, front (talking), front (walking), side (walking), standing (mittens), sitting (mittens)

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Andrew Cuomo
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Andrew Cuomo in relation to other political figures

Andrew Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York. He comes from a political family; his father Mario Cuomo held the same position as governor for three terms. He started his career in law before being elected as governor in 2010. He is generally known for his liberal democratic views and his occasional deals with Republicans which have angered those on the Left of the Democratic Party.

However, he recently become a voice of reason during the coronavirus pandemic, criticizing the Trump administration’s handling of the crisis and advocating for more political transparency and greater visibility regarding the current situation. Though Andrew Cuomo was often praised at the start of the pandemic, throughout 2020 and 2021, he has been accused of sexual misconduct and obscuring the numbers of deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic.

Andrew Cuomo has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Andrew Cuomo labeled with overall height
Andrew Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York. He comes from a political family; his father Mario Cuomo held the same position as governor for three terms. He started his career in law before being elected as governor in 2010. He is generally known for his liberal democratic views and deals.

Andrew Cuomo has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Andrew Cuomo labeled with overall height
Andrew Cuomo
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Position: Governor of New York

Political Party: Democratic

Birthday
December 6, 1957

Drawings include:
Andrew Cuomo elevations (assorted)

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