When a President is the President, their life is under a microscope. You may see what a former President is up to during his retirement from time to time, but do you know what a President's retirement actually looks like? Of course, every former President has different hobbies and families. Some write memoirs, take up a new hobby, or even continue to stay in tune with the current political atmosphere. Take a look at what some of the former U.S. Presidents did after they left the White House: 1. Bill Clinton Bill Clinton / Flickr Right after he left the White House, Clinton worked on his memoir called "My Life." He then joined his wife Hillary on her quest for the White House. 2. Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson / Wikimedia Commons Johnson started smoking again and grew out his hair. Reportedly, he was very skeptical about the state of America in his later years. 3. Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt / Wikimedia Commons Theodore Roosevelt loved the outdoors, so when he left the White House he went on a speaking tour in Europe. He also went on a safari in Africa. 4. George W. Bush George W. Bush / Flickr After he left the White House, he took up painting! You can actually find his paintings in a book called "Portraits of Courage." 5. Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter / Wikimedia Commons Carter worked hard on philanthropic causes, mainly Habitat for Humanity, well into his 90s. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for co-founding the Carter Center, which works to gain peace in the world and eradicate diseases. He also became friends with Willie Nelson! Read on to the NEXT page to find out what Ronal Reagan and others did when they retired! 6. Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan / Wikimedia Commons Reagan stayed active in politics long after he left the White House. Sadly, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994. 7. Richard Nixon Richard Nixon / Wikimedia Commons Nixon has been the only President to actually resign. He tried to repair his image by writing books and speaking at different events. 8. George Washington George Washington / Wikipedia Our first President returned home to his farm in Mount Veron. Unfortunately, he died two years later from a throat infection. 9. Harry S. Truman Harry Truman / Pixabay When Truman left the White House, he found out he had no savings. He decided to write a memoir which dug him out of his financial troubles. 10. George H.W. Bush George H.W. Bush / Wikimedia Commons Bush helped his sons with politics after he left the White House. Sadly, he passed away last November at age 94. Read on to the LAST page for even more President retirement stories! 11. William Howard Taft William Howard Taft / Wikipedia Taft returned to Yale to teach classes. Later, Taft became the only person to become President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 12. Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge / Wikimedia Commons Coolidge retired in Massachusetts and took up boating. He also wrote a weekly newspaper column that he called "Calvin Coolidge Says." 13. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower / Wikimedia Commons Eisenhower and his wife retired on a farm in Gettysburg and mainly stayed out of politics. However, he did endorse Richard Nixon when he ran for President. 14. Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover / Wikimedia Commons An avid fisherman, he wrote and published a book called "Fishing for Fun - And To Wash Your Soul." Have you read it? 15. Gerald Ford Gerald Ford / Wikipedia He made a lot of money investing in oil companies and later began advocating for marriage equality. Which former President do you miss? If you enjoyed this article, learn about what Presidents are not allowed to do while they are serving in the White House!