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Presidents of the United States Of America

The  Presidents Before George Washington

The government under which America lives is based on its Constitution. However, this wasn't always the case. First, the same government which declared the United States to be a free and independent nation — the Continental Congress — was the only legitimate government of the nation. Seven men served as Presidents of the Continental Congress . Later, the Articles of Confederation were adopted, and seven more men took the office of President before Washington.

President Term of Office
Peyton Randolph (VA) 5 September 1774 - 22 October 1774
Henry Middleton (SC) 22 October 1774 - 26 October 1774
Peyton Randolph (VA) 10 May 1775 - 24 May 1775
John Hancock (MA) 24 May 1775 - 1 November 1777
Henry Laurens (SC) 1 November 1777 - 10 December 1778
John Jay (NY) 10 December 1778 - 28 September 1779
Samuel Huntington (CT) 28 September 1779 - 10 July 1781
Thomas McKean (DE) 10 July 1781 - 5 November 1781
John Hanson (MD) 5 November 1781 - 4 November 1782
Elias Boudinot (NJ) 4 November 1782 - 3 November 1783
Thomas Mifflin (PA) 3 November 1783 - 30 November 1784
Richard Henry Lee (VA) 30 November 1784 - 23 November 1785
John Hancock (MA) 23 November 1785 - 29 May 1786
Nathaniel Gorham (MA) 6 June 1786 - 2 February 1787
Arthur St. Clair (PA) 2 February 1787 - 22 January 1788
Cyrus Griffin (VA) 22 January 1788 - 2 March 1789

The  Presidents Before George Washington

The President of the United States of America (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The office of President was established upon the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788 and the first president took office in 1789.

United States Presidents

The President serves as the chief executive and head of the executive branch of the United States government. Article Two of the United States Constitution establishes the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and enumerates powers specifically granted to the President, including the power to sign into law bills passed by both houses of the Legislature, to create a Cabinet of advisors, to grant pardons or reprieves, and, with the "advice and consent" of the United States Senate, to make treaties and appoint federal officers, ambassadors, and federal judges (including Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States). Article Two also defines a Presidential term at four years; subsequently, the Twelfth Amendment (1804) revised the procedure for electing the President and the Twenty-second Amendment (1951) established Presidential term limits.

United States Presidents

The President must be a natural born citizen of the United States (or a citizen of the United States at the time the U.S. Constitution was adopted), at least 35 years of age, and a resident of the United States for at least fourteen years.

Presidents of the United States Of America

Presidents of the United States Of America

Credit: http://www.americanpresidents.org

 

President

Political Party

Dates in Office

Vice President(s)

1

George Washington

 No Party

1789–97

John Adams

2

John Adams

Federalist

1797–1801

Thomas Jefferson

3

Thomas Jefferson

Democratic-Republican

1801–9

Aaron Burr, 1801–5
George Clinton, 1805–9

4

James Madison

Democratic-Republican

1809–17

George Clinton, 1809–12
(no Vice President, Apr., 1812–Mar., 1813)
Elbridge Gerry, 1813–14
(no Vice President, Nov., 1814–Mar., 1817)

5

James Monroe

Democratic-Republican

1817–25

Daniel D. Tompkins

6

John Quincy Adams

Democratic-Republican 1825–29 John C. Calhoun

7

Andrew Jackson

Democratic 1829–37 John C. Calhoun, 1829–32
(no Vice President, Dec., 1832–Mar., 1833)
Martin Van Buren, 1833–37

8

Martin Van Buren

Democratic 1837–41 Richard M. Johnson

9

William Henry Harrison

Whig 1841 John Tyler

10

John Tyler

Whig 1841–45 (no Vice President)

11

James Knox Polk

Democratic 1845–49 George M. Dallas

12

Zachary Taylor

Whig 1849–50 Millard Fillmore

13

Millard Fillmore

Whig 1850–53 (no Vice President)

14

Franklin Pierce

Democratic 1853–57 William R. King, 1853
(no Vice President, Apr., 1853–Mar., 1857)

15

James Buchanan

Democratic 1857–61 John C. Breckinridge

16

Abraham Lincoln

Republican 1861–65 Hannibal Hamlin, 1861–65
Andrew Johnson, 1865

17

Andrew Johnson

Democratic/National Union 1865–69 (no Vice President)

18

Ulysses Simpson Grant

Republican 1869–77 Schuyler Colfax, 1869–73
Henry Wilson, 1873–75
(no Vice President, Nov., 1875–Mar., 1877)

19

Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Republican 1877–81 William A. Wheeler

20

James Abram Garfield

Republican 1881 Chester A. Arthur

21

Chester Alan Arthur

Republican 1881–85 (no Vice President)

22

Grover Cleveland

Democratic 1885–89 Thomas A. Hendricks, 1885
(no Vice President, Nov., 1885–Mar., 1889)

23

Benjamin Harrison

Republican 1889–93 Levi P. Morton

24

Grover Cleveland

Democratic 1893–97 Adlai E. Stevenson

25

William McKinley

Republican 1897–1901 Garret A. Hobart, 1897–99
(no Vice President, Nov., 1899–Mar., 1901)
Theodore Roosevelt, 1901

26

Theodore Roosevelt

Republican 1901–9 (no Vice President, Sept., 1901–Mar., 1905)
Charles W. Fairbanks, 1905–9

27

William Howard Taft

Republican 1909–13 James S. Sherman, 1909–12
(no Vice President, Oct., 1912–Mar., 1913)

28

Woodrow Wilson

Democratic 1913–21 Thomas R. Marshall

29

Warren Gamaliel Harding

Republican 1921–23 Calvin Coolidge

30

Calvin Coolidge

Republican 1923–29 (no Vice President, 1923–25)
Charles G. Dawes, 1925–29

31

Herbert Clark Hoover

Republican 1929–33 Charles Curtis

32

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Democratic 1933–45 John N. Garner, 1933–41
Henry A. Wallace, 1941–45
Harry S. Truman, 1945

33

Harry S. Truman

Democratic 1945–53 (no Vice President, 1945–49)
Alben W. Barkley, 1949–53

34

Dwight David Eisenhower

Republican 1953–61 Richard M. Nixon

35

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Democratic 1961–63 Lyndon B. Johnson

36

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Democratic 1963–69 (no Vice President, 1963–65)
Hubert H. Humphrey, 1965–69

37

Richard Millhouse Nixon

Republican 1969–74 Spiro T. Agnew, 1969–73
(no Vice President, Oct. 10, 1973–Dec. 6, 1973)
Gerald R. Ford, 1973–74

38

Gerald Rudolph Ford

Republican 1974–77 (no Vice President, Aug. 9, 1974–Dec. 19, 1974)
Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1974–77

39

Jimmy Carter

Democratic 1977–81 Walter F. Mondale

40

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Republican 1981–89 George H. W. Bush

41

George Herbert Walker Bush

Republican 1989–93 J. Danforth Quayle

42

Bill Clinton

Democratic 1993–2001 Albert Gore, Jr.

43

George Walker Bush

Republican 2001–2009 Dick Cheney
44

Barack H. Obama

Democratic 2009- Joe Biden
 

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