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How Presidents Age From Their Job

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The toughest job in the world takes its toll…

The President of the United States is the most powerful job on Earth, but it’s also the most stressful. People say that Presidents often greatly and visibly age during their time in office. From the daily stresses of the job, including people criticizing your every move and having the lives of billions of people affected by your decisions, it’s obvious the tolls that are taken on the men who are elected to serve America in its highest office.

Presidents Bush, Obama, Clinton and Carter

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Check out our slideshow of how the Presidents age!

Ronald Reagan – 1980

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The dashing former film star and Governor of California defeated the unpopular Jimmy Carter in the 1980 election.

Ronald Reagan – 1985

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Reagan easily won reelection 1984 in a landslide victory. His first term wasn’t easy, though, as he was the target of an assassination attempt and ratcheted up the War on Drugs.