list of U.S. presidents

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 – 2017, Democrat

45 – Donald Trump, 2017 – Present, Republican

Other Presidential Facts and Information

  • There have been 45 U.S. American Presidents to date.
  •  Donald Trump is the 45th President.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president to take office at age 42

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