President of the United States of America

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The head of state of the United States is called the President, who also serves the functions of chief executive and commander in chief of the armed forces. By current law, the U.S. president serves a four-year term and may only be re-elected once; this limitation was added after Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first president to serve more than two terms. See United States Constitution.

The Vice President of the United States of America becomes the President upon the death, resignation, or removal by impeachment of the former President. Should the Vice President be unable to assume the Presidency, next in line is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, followed the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate.

  1. George Washington (1789-1797) Federalist
  2. John Adams (1797-1801) Federalist
  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) Whig
  10. John Tyler (1841-1845) Whig
  11. James Knox Polk (1845-1849) Democrat
  12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) Whig
  13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) Whig
  14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) Democrat
  15. James Buchanan (1857-1861) Democrat
  16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Republican
  17. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Republican (Democrat on Republican ticket)
  18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Republican
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) Republican
  20. James Garfield (1881) 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 Delano 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 Johnson (1963-1969) Democrat
  37. Richard 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-) Republican

Sometimes thought to have been President of the United States:

Also, on a less serious note:

Four U.S. Presidents have been assassinated:

Four others died in office:

One president resigned from office:

Two Presidents have been impeached, though neither was subsequently convicted:

The President's residence is the White House

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There is also a rock band called The Presidents of the United States of America; however, no person has both held the office of President of the U.S. and played in that band.