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A list of biographies in the King of America timeline.
Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was the 31st President of the United States as well as elected four times to become Governor of New York. Smith, originally a Progressive Democrat and later a Socialist, was known for being a staunch leader of the Efficiency Movement and strictly anti-prohibition. He would also become the nation's first Catholic President.
Smith originally sought the 1928 and 1932 Socialist presidential nomination, however was narrowly defeated by Vice President, and later President, Allan L. Benson. Smith successfully secured the nomination in 1936 and overwhelmingly defeated President John Nance Garner. Under his first term as President, he was able to improve the stagnant economy and improve American infrastructure across the entire nation, however managed to keep the U.S. isolationist during the early stages of the war in Europe. Smith successfully won his second term in 1940.
On July 24, 1941, after the attack on the Canary Islands, Smith requested Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, which earned a unanimous vote (minus one congressman) as well as royal approval from Henry IV. The following day, Nazi Austria and France declared war on the United States. Smith soon ordered the draft of able-bodied men into all branches of the military and began a campaign of rebuilding the armed services to their former glory.
By mid 1943, the Americans were able to successfully destroy the remnants of the Royal Navy in the North Atlantic and enacted a blockade around the British Isles. Smith's approval rating rose significantly after the tide turned in favor of the Allies and subsequently began landings on Nationalist France and British-occupied Ireland. Unfortunately for Smith, his wife, Catherine, died of cancer on May 4, 1944, leaving him in a state of deep sorrow and sadness. Many experts believe he suffered from depression for the rest of his term, especially due to the fact he began handing over his responsibilities to Vice President Henry A. Wallace and making infrequent public appearances.
Smith died on October 4, 1944 of a heart attack.
Augustus I of the United States
Augustus II of the United States
Edward I of the United States
Edward II of the United States
Edward VIII of the United Kingdom
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945) was the leader of the Socialist Party from 1932 to his death in 1945.
Henry A. Wallace
Henry I of the United States
Henry II of the United States
Henry III of the United States
Henry IV of the United States
Henry IV (Henry George William Augustus; June 18, 1897 – April 17, 1980) was the King of the United States from 1913 to 1980 and was the longest reigning American monarch in history.
Henry was born on June 18, 1897 to King Henry III and Mary Stuart, shortly after the former inherited the throne from the famous Henry II. For most of his childhood, Henry lived in constant fame and glory as the American Crown Prince, however many speculated that the prince would inherit the throne earlier than expected after his father's health declined significantly by the time Henry was a teenager.
Crown Prince Henry would also spend his time around various Presidents when his father would be unable to attend certain events. Henry would begin an early relationship with President Theodore Roosevelt during his first administration as President, which many speculate the roots to his moderately progressive views.
During a ceremony held at the Central Palace on September 5, 1913, his father suffered from a fatal stroke and died hours later in the palace's hospital. Crown Prince Henry was officially declared the new King of the United States.
Due to Henry's young age, he delegated most of his royal power to Theodore Roosevelt and Congress and became a sole figurehead for the first several years of his reign.
Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – October 13, 1928) was the 24th and 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 (first administration) and 1913 to 1921 (second administration). A staunch National Party Progressive, he'd become a strong leader during the Progressive Era, as well as one of the United States' most beloved presidents.
Roosevelt's first administration in office would be marked by his Square Deal, the construction of the Panama Canal, and rapidly expanding the United States Navy in order to compete with the United Kingdom. Roosevelt was reelected for a second term in 1904 and continued his pursuit of progressive policies, albeit facing congressional opposition from the Democratic Party. In 1908, Roosevelt declined to seek a third consecutive term and encouraged his vice president, Charles W. Fairbanks, to run for the National Party ticket against Democrat Woodrow Wilson.
While Wilson narrowly defeated Fairbanks, Theodore Roosevelt went on a safari in Africa and toured Europe. Upon arriving back in the U.S., Roosevelt was frustrated with Wilson's isolationist ideology, causing him to seek the National Party's nomination in 1912. Roosevelt won the nomination by a landslide and was slated for a third nonconsecutive term. This spelt bad news for the Democratic Party as many progressives left the Democrats in favor of Roosevelt, while the conservatives (led by Champ Clark) created the Patriot's Party in opposition to the isolationist, yet progressive, Wilson. The split led to Roosevelt overwhelmingly winning the 1912 election, making him the first president in U.S. history to serve three terms in office.
With the sudden death of Henry III in 1913, Theodore found himself aiding the young Henry IV for the first several years of his reign and gained the trust of the royal family. In 1914, with the Great War in Europe, Roosevelt encouraged Congress to declare war on the British Empire for "aggression against our allies." Congress approved the declaration of war on October 13, 1914, marking the American entry into World War I.
Throughout the course of the war, Roosevelt would visit areas near the front of the Canadian Campaign and the later Invasion of Mexico and would frequently converse with soldiers. While the Anglo-Canadians held several cities (such as Plattsburgh, New York and Ottawa, Niagara), Roosevelt promised the American people that the Entente forces would be forced out of the U.S. and Quebec by the war's end, and with a stunning victory at Plattsburgh, Roosevelt would secure himself the 1916 election.
By 1917, the Canadian capital of Winnipeg fell to the Americans after the intense use of shelling and the utilization of airplanes, ending the American Front of World War I. That same year, the Entente sued for peace with the Quadruple Alliance, and President Roosevelt was hailed as a hero.
His popularity would take a sharp decline shortly after the war. With rampant unemployment and internal division within the National Party and even Roosevelt's own cabinet, the Socialist Party began to grow even faster and threatened to kick the Nationals out of office by 1920. The Socialists nominated the young and charismatic Upton Sinclair as their 1920 presidential candidate, forcing Roosevelt to seek a fifth term in office. Roosevelt warned of the "greatest danger" of the Socialist Party and frequently advocated for the National Party to stay united. The 1920 presidential election saw to the end of Theodore Roosevelt's sixteen years as President.
After retiring from the Presidency, Roosevelt led a safari in the recently conquered Congo, which nearly resulted in him dying from malaria. Upon returning home, the waning National Party offered him the seat as the party's chairman; in which Roosevelt politely declined to accept. Roosevelt, however, became the de facto leader of Progressives against the policies of Upton Sinclair and was an avid critic of his decision to downsize the U.S. military.
Roosevelt would frequently tour the country (and occasionally occupied-Canada) and attend ceremonies as a guest of honor. Later in life, Roosevelt's health began to decline and in 1928, a heart attack killed him in his sleep.
William Howard Taft
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – September 29, 1911) was the 24th & 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1905, as well as 1909 to his sudden death in 1911. Bryan is best known for his populist views and being one of the leaders of the Progressive Era. He served two terms as a United States Representatives from Nebraska from 1891 to 1895 as a Liberal before running for president in 1896. While the more pro-business William McKinley was nominated by the Liberal Party, Bryan was selected by McKinley as a way to balance the ticket against incumbent President Grover Cleveland. In a narrow margin, the Liberals were able to defeat the dominant Democrats for the first time in a presidential election.
Bryan's tenure as Vice President was fairly quiet as he was overshadowed by McKinley's bold presidency. In 1900, the McKinley–Bryan ticket won the election again over Democrat (name) and Socialist Robert M. La Follette.