Most of us probably have a very vivid picture of how a US president looks. However, before men become the most powerful people in the free world, they are regular guys just like us. For example, Harry S. Truman was a timekeeper in the railway, while Andrew Johnson was a tailor.


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To illustrate that one day they were just like us, Bored Panda has collected a list of portraits of US presidents when they were young. You can barely recognize them, and if you think presidency is an easy job - take a look at how presidents look before and after their terms in office.

#1 Barack Obama, Age 18

Barack Obama, Age 18

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Bipolar King 1 month ago

I'm gonna miss this dude

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#2 Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Harvard College Library Report

#3 John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

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giulia earheart 1 month ago

Handsome!

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#4 Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

Gerald R. Ford Museum Report

Caitlyn McCracken 1 month ago

Would not have ever messed with him

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#5 Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s (Earliest Confirmed Photo)

Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s (Earliest Confirmed Photo)

Library of Congress Report

Fire Bird 1 month ago

Now he has big hands.

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#6 Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Georgetown School of Foreign Service , The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum Report

Sarah james 1 month ago

groovy haha

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#7 Ronald Reagan, Age 29

Ronald Reagan, Age 29

amazon.com , Bettmann Report

Melanie 1 month ago

Y'all, it's the Heisman pose!!

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#8 Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Report

Lisbeth Lopez 1 month ago

You mean... Ryan Gosling

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#9 Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter Library Report

Sarah james 1 month ago

wow, so handsome!

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#10 Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

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Lauren Kaufmann 1 month ago

rutherford b heeeeey how ya doin

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