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.
List of U.S. American Presidents in Order
|#||US President Name|
Years as President
|6||John Quincy Adams||1825-1829||Democratic-Republican|
|8||Martin Van Buren||1837-1841||Democrat|
|9||William Henry Harrison||1841-1841(died In office)||Whig|
|11||James K. Polk||1845-1849||Democrat|
|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|
|27||William Howard Taft||1909-1913||Republican|
|29||Warren G. Harding||1921-1923||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|
|43||George W. Bush||2001-2009||Republican|
|44||Barack H. Obama||2009 -Present||Democrat|
Other 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