Presidents of the United States of America: Full List

Presidents of the United States of America: Full List

List of Presidents of the United States

The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.  The U.S. President is the highest political official in the United States by influence and recognition. The President of the United States leads the executive branch of the federal government and is one of only two nationally elected federal officers (the other being the vice president of the United States).

Responsibilities of the American President

Among other powers and responsibilities, Article II of the United States Constitution charges the president with the following responsibilities:

  • To “faithfully execute” federal law
  • Makes the president the commander-in-chief of the United States armed forces
  • Allows the president to nominate executive and judicial officers with the advice and consent of the Senate
  • Allows the president to grant pardons and reprieves

Due to the United States’ status as the only true remaining superpower, the president of the United States is generally regarded by Americans as the most powerful person in the world.

How is the U.S. President Elected?

The president of the USA is indirectly elected by the people of the country through the Electoral College to a four-year term.  Since 1951, all presidents have been limited to two terms by the Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution.

List of American Presidents

Following is a list of U.S. Presidents.  As you can see from the list, there have been 44 U.S. American Presidents to date.  American presidents are elected to a term of 4 years and may serve a maximum of 2 terms (eight years).  Some U.S. American presidents in the list served for a longer period before the term limitation on U.S. Presidents was put into effect.  Also, some of the Presidents on the list only served a year or two of their term due to death in office.

The following is list of all United States Presidents names in order.  The list shows the order of service, the years that each president spent in office, and the presidential party.

Note: The list of U.S. American Presidents is formatted as

US President Name
Years Served as President
Presidential Party

1 – George Washington, 1789-1797

2 – John Adams, 1797-1801, Federalist Party

3 – Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809, Democratic-Republican

4
James Madison
1809-1817
Democratic-Republican

5
James Monroe
1817-1825
Democratic-Republican

6
John Quincy Adams
1825-1829
Democratic-Republican

7
Andrew Jackson
1829-1837
Democrat

8
Martin Van Buren
1837-1841
Democrat

9
William Henry Harrison
1841-1841(died In office)
Whig

10
John Tyler
1841-1845
Whig

11
James K. Polk
1845-1849
Democrat

12
Zachary Taylor
1849-1850
Whig

13
Millard Fillmore
1850-1853
Whig

14
Franklen Pierce
1853-1857
Democrat

15
James Buchanan
1857-1861
Democrat

16
Abraham Lincoln
1861-1865
Republican

17
Andrew Johnson
1865-1869
Democrat/National Union

18
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
1869-1877
Republican

19
Rutherford B. Hayes
1877-1881
Republican

20
James A. Garfield
1881(died in office)
Republican

21
Chester A. Arthur
1881-1885
Republican

22
Grover Cleveland
1885-1889
Democrat

23
Benjamin Harrison
1889-1893
Republican

24
Grover Cleveland
1893-1897
Democrat

25
William McKinley
1897-1901
Republican

26
Theodore Roosevelt
1901-1909
Republican

27
William Howard Taft
1909-1913
Republican

28
Woodrow Wilson
1913-1921
Democrat

29
Warren G. Harding
1921-1923
Republican

30
Calvin Coolidge
1923-1929
Republican

31
Herbert Hoover
1929-1933
Republican

32
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1933-1945
Democrat

33
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953
Democrat

34
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1953-1961
Republican

35
John F. Kennedy
1961-1963
Democrat

36
Lyndon B. Johnson
1963-1969
Democrat

37
Richard M. Nixon
1969-1974
Republican

38
Gerald R. Ford
1974-1977
Republican

39
Jimmy Carter
1977-1981
Democrat

40
Ronald Reagan
1981-1989
Republican

41
George Bush
1989-1993
Republican

42
Bill Clinton
1993-2001
Democrat

43
George W. Bush
2001-2009
Republican

44
Barack H. Obama
2009 -Present
Democrat

Other Presidential Facts and Information

  • There have been 44 U.S. American Presidents to date.
  •  Barack Obama is the 44th President.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president to take office at age 42

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