Welcome! In this resource you will find background information on all the Presidents of the United States of America. This includes the election results, their Vice Presidents, Cabinet Members, First Ladies, Supreme Court appointments, notable events and some other points of interest. Links to their biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included. Below is a list of all the US presidents in order of their election. Select the POTUS you want information about. If you don’t know which president you are interested in, perhaps the name or subject indexes will help. These are listed at the bottom of the page.
|Name of the President||Term of Office||Political Party||Vice President|
|1||George Washington||1789 – 1797
(served two full terms)
(1789 – 1797)
|2||John Adams||1797 – 1801||Federalist||Thomas Jefferson
(1797 – 1801)
|3||Thomas Jefferson||1801 – 1809 (served two full terms)||Democratic-Republican||Aaron Burr
(1801 – 1805)
(1805 – 1809)
|4||James Madison||1809 -1817 (served two full terms)||Democratic-Republican||George Clinton
(1809 – 1812)
(1813 – 1814)
|5||James Monroe||1817 – 1825 (served two full terms)||Democratic-Republican||Daniel D. Tompkins
(1817 – 1825)
|6||John Quincy Adams||1825 – 1829||Democratic-Republican||John C. Calhoun
(1825 – 1829)
|7||Andrew Jackson||1829 – 1837 (served two full terms)||Democratic||John C. Calhoun
(1829 – 1832)
Martin Van Buren
(1833 – 1837)
|8||Martin Van Buren||1837 – 1841||Democratic||Richard M. Johnson
(1837 – 1841)
|9||William Henry Harrison||1841 (died in office)||Whig||John Tyler
|10||John Tyler||1841 – 1845 (came into office as VP)||Whig||Office remained vacant throughout the term|
|11||James Knox Polk||1845 – 1849||Democratic||George M. Dallas
(1845 – 1849)
|12||Zachary Taylor||1849 – 1850 (died in office)||Whig||Millard Fillmore
(1849 – 1850)
|13||Millard Fillmore||1850 – 1853 (came into office as VP)||Whig||Office remained vacant throughout the term|
|14||Franklin Pierce||1853 – 1857||Democratic||William R. King
|15||James Buchanan||1857 – 1861||Democratic||John C. Breckinridge
(1857 – 1861)
|16||Abraham Lincoln||1861 – 1865 (elected for two terms, assassinated during the second)||Republican||Hannibal Hamlin
(1861 – 1865)
|17||Andrew Johnson||1865 – 1869 (came into office as VP; impeached in 1868, acquitted by the Senate)||Democratic||Office remained vacant throughout the term|
|18||Ulysses S. Grant||1869 – 1877 (served two full terms)||Republican||Schuyler Colfax
(1869 – 1873)
(1873 – 1877)
|19||Rutherford Birchard Hayes||1877 – 1881||Republican||William A. Wheeler
(1877 – 1881)
|20||James Abram Garfield||1881 (assassinated when in office)||Republican||Chester Alan Arthur
|21||Chester Alan Arthur||1881 – 1885 (came into office as VP)||Republican||Office remained vacant throughout the term|
|22||Grover Cleveland||1885 – 1889 (served two full terms, non-contiguously)||Democratic||Thomas A. Hendricks
(1885 – 1889)
|23||Benjamin Harrison||1889 – 1893||Republican||Levi P. Morton
(1889 – 1893)
|24||Grover Cleveland||1893 – 1897 (served two full terms, non-contiguously)||Democratic||Adlai E. Stevenson
(1893 – 1897)
|25||William McKinley||1897 – 1901||Republican||Garret A. Hobart
(1897 – 1899)
|26||Theodore Roosevelt||1901 – 1909 (served two full terms)||Republican||Charles Warren Fairbanks
(1905 – 1909)
|27||William Howard Taft||1909 – 1913||Republican||James S. Sherman
(1909 – 1912)
|28||Woodrow Wilson||1913 – 1921 (served two full terms)||Democratic||Thomas R. Marshall
(1913 – 1921)
|29||Warren Gamaliel Harding||1921 – 1923 (died in office)||Republican||Calvin Coolidge
(1921 – 1923)
|30||Calvin Coolidge||1923 – 1929 (came into office as VP, re-elected for second term)||Republican||Charles G. Dawes
(1925 – 1929)
|31||Herbert Clark Hoover||1929 – 1933||Republican||Charles Curtis
(1929 – 1933)
|32||Franklin Delano Roosevelt||1933 – 1945 (elected for four terms, died during the fourth)||Democratic||John N. Garner
(1933 – 1941)
Henry A. Wallace
(1941 – 1945)
Harry S. Truman
|33||Harry S. Truman||1945 – 1953 (came into office as VP, re-elected for second term)||Democratic||Alben W. Barkley
(1949 – 1953)
|34||Dwight David Eisenhower||1953 – 1961 (served two full terms)||Republican||Richard Milhous Nixon
(1953 – 1961)
|35||John Fitzgerald Kennedy||1961 – 1963 (assassinated when in office)||Democratic||Lyndon Baines Johnson
(1961 – 1963)
|36||Lyndon Baines Johnson||1963 – 1969 (came into office as VP, re-elected for second term)||Democratic||Hubert H. Humphrey
(1965 – 1969)
|37||Richard Milhous Nixon||1969 – 1974 (elected for two terms, resigned in the second)||Republican||Spiro T. Agnew
(1969 – 1973)
Gerald Rudolph Ford
(1973 – 1974)
|38||Gerald Rudolph Ford||1974 – 1977 (came into office as VP)||Republican||Nelson A. Rockefeller
(1974 – 1977)
|39||James Earl Carter, Jr||1977 – 1981||Democratic||Walter F. Mondale
(1977 – 1981)
|40||Ronald Wilson Reagan||1981 – 1989 (served two full terms)||Republican||George Herbert Walker Bush
(1981 – 1989)
|41||George Herbert Walker Bush||1989 – 1993||Republican||J. Danforth Quayle
(1989 – 1993)
|42||William Jefferson Clinton||1993 – 2001 (served two full terms; impeached in 1998, acquitted by the Senate)||Democratic||Albert Gore, Jr.
(1993 – 2001)
|43||George W. Bush||2001 – 2009 (served two full terms)||Republican||Richard B. Cheney
(2001 – 2009)
|44||Barack Hussein Obama||2009 – 2017 (served two full terms)||Democratic||Joseph Robinette Biden
(2009 – 2017)
|45||Donald John Trump||2017 – 2021 (impeached in 2020 and 2021, acquitted by the Senate both times)||Republican||Mike Pence
(2017 – 2021)
|46||Joseph Robinette Biden||2021 –||Democratic||Kamala Harris
(2021 – )
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many presidents have been impeached in American history? Who were they?
Three presidents have been impeached in American history. They were Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.
- Does impeachment remove a US president from office?
Impeachment by the House of Representatives alone cannot remove a sitting president from office. Once the articles of impeachment have been voted on and passed by the House, a trial is held in the Senate. The president is forced out only if they are convicted during this trial. In fact, no president has actually left office due to impeachment as they were all acquitted by the Senate.
- Can a US president hold office for 10 years?
Yes, a US president could hold office for 10 years. This can happen only when a vice president takes over the presidency with two years of the term left, and then wins election twice. If the VP serves more than two years of the previous president’s term however, they can stand for elections only one more time.
- How many US presidents have been from the Republican party and how many have been from the Democratic party?
- How much does the president of the United States make in a year?
The president of the United States receives a salary of $400,000 a year. Additionally, they are allotted a 50,000 annual expense account, $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. They also receive a pension upon leaving office.
- What is executive privilege?
Executive privilege is a provision which allows the President of the United States and some other members of the executive office to withhold certain documents and communications they deem to be sensitive from the other two branches of the government – the legislature and the judiciary. This provision is not derived from the US Constitution, but rather, from common law and the principle of separation of powers.
The Supreme Court of the United States acknowledged this provision during United States v. Nixon, popularly known as Watergate. Recently, it has been invoked by former president Donald Trump in the matter of the January 6th attack on the Capitol to block the release of White House documents relating to the event. His requests, however, have been denied by the incumbent president and the Supreme Court.
In the News
- The Biden administration announced the release of $1.15 million to states to plug abandoned oil and gas wells that release methane, a climate changing gas, into the atmosphere. This funding is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021.
- The White House announced that the US’ annual economic growth in 2021 surpassed that of China.
- The current POTUS, Joe Biden, completed a full year in office on January 21.
- The website to facilitate home delivery of COVID-19 test kits was launched on January 19th.
- On 13th January, the Supreme Court blocked a vaccine mandate announced by President Biden in September 2021.
- Beginning in December 2021, the White House has repeatedly expressed concerns about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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