Cart
Checkout Secure

Coupon Code: FT68LD435 Copy Code

GET 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WITH CODE "DADGRAD25"

Who was the first U.S. president to travel abroad while in office?

By Hannah S January 08, 2020 0 comments

It happened in 1906.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first commander in chief to travel outside the U.S. on official business, when he sailed to Panama in November 1906. Roosevelt made the trip in order to inspect the construction of the Panama Canal, a project he’d championed. In 1943, in the midst of World War II, Roosevelt’s fifth cousin, Franklin, became the first sitting American president to fly on an airplane when he journeyed to Casablanca, Morocco, for a strategy meeting with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Franklin Roosevelt took to the skies in a commercial aircraft; the following year, for the first time ever, a plane was configured specifically for presidential use.

Other commanders in chief who were among the earliest to venture beyond America’s borders while in office include William Taft, who in 1909 made the first U.S. presidential visit to Mexico. In 1923, Warren Harding became the first to visit America’s neighbor to the north, Canada, stopping in Vancouver on his way back from the first-ever presidential trip to Alaska. As it happened, Harding died a week later, in San Francisco. Woodrow Wilson was the first sitting U.S. president to travel to Europe when he sailed to France in December 1918 for a World War I peace conference. Calvin Coolidge’s lone international trip was to Cuba in 1928 to attend a conference; he’s the only U.S. president to have visited the Caribbean nation.

In 1945, Franklin Roosevelt became the first American president to visit Russia when he attended the wartime Yalta Conference with Churchill and Soviet Premier Stalin. In 1959, Dwight Eisenhower became the first to make a trip to India, while in 1972 Richard Nixon was the first to visit China. Two years later, Gerald Ford was the first sitting U.S. president to travel to Japan. His successor, Jimmy Carter, was the first to make a state visit to Sub-Saharan Africa when he went to Nigeria in 1978. More recently, Barack Obama made the first-ever U.S. presidential visits to Cambodia and Myanmar, in 2012, and Kenya and Ethiopia, in 2015.


Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Someone purchased a 12 minutes ago from Moscow, Russian
Someone purchased a 11 minutes ago from Rome, Italy
Someone purchased a 10 minutes ago from New York, USA
'Make Lying Wrong Again' Hat
Someone purchased a 18 minutes ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands
1826 Thomas Jefferson Commemorative Coin
Someone purchased a 14 minutes ago from London, Great Britain
1913-1921 Antique Woodrow Wilson Coin
Someone purchased a 19 minutes ago from New York, USA
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt Inaugural Medal
Someone purchased a 5 minutes ago from London, Great Britain
1953-1961 Dwight Eisenhower Commemorative Coin
Someone purchased a 11 minutes ago from Moscow, Russian
2 Trump Pins
Someone purchased a 16 minutes ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020 'Keep America Great' Challenge Coin
Someone purchased a 3 minutes ago from Berlin, Germany
2020 Campaign Socks
Someone purchased a 6 minutes ago from Berlin, Germany
2020 Challenge Coin - Collectors Edition
Someone purchased a 8 minutes ago from Moscow, Russian
2020 Election Fraud T-Shirt
Someone purchased a 8 minutes ago from Rome, Italy
2020 Lanyard
Someone purchased a 13 minutes ago from Rome, Italy
2020 Pin Set
Someone purchased a 13 minutes ago from New York, USA
2nd Amendment Coin
Someone purchased a 13 minutes ago from New York, USA
4 Commemorative Melania Trump Gold $500 Bills
Someone purchased a 4 minutes ago from Rome, Italy
45 Sticker Set
Someone purchased a 3 minutes ago from Rome, Italy
55pcs Suitcase Sticker
Someone purchased a 12 minutes ago from Moscow, Russian
Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Silver Plated
Someone purchased a 18 minutes ago from New York, USA

10% off !

When you complete your order in next:

SHOP NOW

OR

Enter coupon code SAVE10 at the checkout

GET 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WITH CODE "DADGRAD25" Free shipping when you order over XX You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free Shipping For Over $x to GET 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WITH CODE "DADGRAD25" You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping