Being a president is never an easy job. You have to make the right decisions for the sake of the people. In addition, you have to ensure their safety and security. You meet with other world leaders, find solutions to problems, all while trying to maintain a good public image. All of these responsibilities can greatly affect the health and wellness of a president.
This highly stressful job noticeably takes its toll on each person who holds it. Below, you’ll find some of the most shocking photos of U.S. presidents before and after their term. You can visibly see the effects that the stress of the job has had on each of them, even those who only served for one term or less.
1. Barack Obama 2008-2016
2. George W. Bush 2001-2008
3. Bill Clinton 1993-2001
4. Ronald Reagan 1981-1989
5. Richard Nixon 1969-1973
6. John F. Kennedy 1961-1963
7. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953-1961
8. Harry S. Truman 1945-1953
9. Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1945
10. Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865
Presidents experience a lot of hardships despite their numerous achievements. Looking at the photos above, one can say that these leaders aren’t safe from the ill effects of too much stress and hard work.