Everyone might have surely wondered about what exactly American ex-presidents do after leaving the White House. Do they continue contributing in the line of politics? Or do they get back to their normal family life and abstain themselves from getting again involved into political world? Can an ex-president have fun like usually normal people have? Let’s figure out the answers to such questions and see how the most famous 5 ex-presidents got along with the real world after leaving the office.
1. BARACK OBAMA-44TH PRESIDENT FROM JAN.20, 2009 TO JAN.20, 2017
On January 20, 2017, U.S. President Barack Obama left the white house and found his way back to private life. But, before leaving let’s look at what he said he’ll do now. The former president will get settled in Kalorama neighborhood in Washington D.C., and also plans to stay in the city till his daughter finishes high school in 2019. The former President and First Lady have announced the creation of Obama Foundation which will be centered in the south side of Chicago. The center will have projects all over the city (of Chicago), the county and the world. Mr.Obama also said that he is looking forward to spend more time with his brother’s Keeper Alliance, which is an initiative to improve the lives of the poor black and Latino boys. He also stated that the initiative will be on the top of his priority list for the rest of his life. He is also fascinated about writing a book on his life in White House. It has also been babbled that he might go on to trip with his wife Michelle Obama. He is to set up his new office in the same building that houses the World Wildlife Federation which is closest to the White House.
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2. GEORGE W.BUSH-43RD PRESIDENT FROM JAN.20, 2001 TO JAN.20, 2009
Like Mr. Obama, the 43rd President also served the country for two terms. Bush and his family is settled in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, U.S. After leaving the office, Mr. Bush lived a quite life in Texas and abstained himself from getting connected to political world again. He had many chances to criticize his successor, but he always resisted himself. He promptly became the part of the Dallas community and in his free time he enjoyed biking, golfing, attending Texas Rangers baseball games and reading American history. Few years later, he opened George W.Bush library and Museum at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He also began painting and his paintings attracted the national attendance and were displayed in his presidential library. Bush worked very quietly to solidify his Legacy. He did this by publishing a memoir in 2010, Decision Points, which gives a deep understanding of his Presidential life and about his experiences during political life. Bush’s charity works are also commendable.
3. BILL CLINTON-42ND PRESIDENT FROM JAN.20 1993 TO JAN.20, 2001
After Bill Clinton Left the office, he and his family moved to Chappaqua, New York, in Westchester County. He opened the William J.Clinton Presidential Center and a Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. in 2004 and he also published his autobiography “My Life” in the same year. He is still actively involved in the issues of public concern with the help of the Clinton Presidential Foundation. The Foundation helps people in many aspects, but specially helps people fighting against HIV/AIDS. In 2013, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Till now, this has been the exemplary service of Bill Clinton and commendable impact on society even after leaving the office and for sure he will continue contributing the society with his work for the rest of his life.
4. GEORGE H.W.BUSH-41ST PRESIDENT FROM JAN.20, 1989 TO JAN.20, 1993
After George H.W.Bush left the White House, he and his wife returned to Houston, Texas. He the opened the George Bush Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in 1997. Later when the tsunami struck the Southeast Asia in December 2004, he collaborated with Bill Clinton and created a fund raising campaign to help the affected people and communities. The campaign was named as Bush-Clinton Houston tsunami fund. Bush again got involved in politics when his both sons, Jeb Bush and George W.Bush held elected office: Jeb was governor of Florida (1999-2007) and George W.Bush was elected President in 2000.
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5. RONALD REAGAN-40TH PRESIDENT FROM JAN.20, 1981 TO JAN.20, 1989
When Ronald Reagan retired from the White House, he and his wife moved to Los Angeles, California, U.S. For next few years, he spent his time in supervising the creation of Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and organizing his memoirs in Simi Valley, California. In 1994, it was revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Due to the disease, he then maintained a low profile. In 2004, he passed away at the age of 93 and was buried on the grounds of the Presidential Library. At that time, he became the country’s longest lived President.