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They sign thousands and thousands of letters, and their autographs are among the most collected in the world. But could you read a letter from any of our Presidents if you got one?  That depends on the writer.  

The Raab Collection staff reviewed our archives and compiled one list of Presidential handwriting that a 5th grader could read and another that the teacher probably could not.  See what you can decipher.  Answers at the bottom.  You can click on the image to enlarge.

The Five Least Legible

5.

Andrew Jackson

4.

John Tyler

3.

Grover Cleveland

2.

Martin Van Buren

1.

John F. Kennedy

 

The Presidents:

5. Andrew Jackson

4. John Tyler

3. Grover Cleveland

2. Martin Van Buren

1. John F. Kennedy

Needed help?  These next examples should be no trouble.

The Five Most Legible

5.

George Washington

4.

Thomas Jefferson

3.

Abraham Lincoln

2.

John Quincy Adams

1.

Barack Obama

 

The Presidents:

5. George Washington

4. Thomas Jefferson

3. Abraham Lincoln

2. John Quincy Adams

1. Barack Obama

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