This section contains information, facts, and worksheets on every single President of the United States of America.
Founded on the 4th of July 1776, the independent United States of America was born. Free from the rule of the British after winning the American Revolutionary War, it became a federal presidential constitutional republic and the office of the president was established in 1789. Since then, 44 men have served as president, the first being George Washington. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms as the nation’s 22nd and 24th president, and incumbent 45th president, Donald Trump, took office on 20 January 2017.
U.S. Presidents are elected to a four-year term (serving a maximum of two terms) and their function is to lead the federal government, enforce the laws of the land, and act as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Since Andrew Jackson, March 1829 - 1837, there have been 15 Democratic and 19 Republican presidents.
Some of America’s most notable presidents who left a mark not just on the nation, but the world, include, from highest ranked: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Barack Obama, James Monroe, James K. Polk, Bill Clinton, William McKinley Jr., James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Adams and George H. W. Bush.
Over the course of the last 200 years, U.S presidents have shaped the nation into what it is today. Washington rejected kingship, Jefferson expanded the territory, Nixon strengthened diplomatic ties with the Middle East and Asia, Lincoln freed the slaves, Adams raised taxes to improve infrastructure, Roosevelt destroyed business monopolies, Reagan gave the final knockout to the collapsing Soviet Union, Adams and Monroe were instrumental in stopping Europe from claiming territory in the west, FDR steered the U.S through WWII and Pearl Harbour, Kennedy was instrumental in the Civil Rights Movement and preventing a nuclear fallout over the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bush Jr. led the war on terror after 9/11, and Obama had Osama Bin Laden tracked and killed, and passed universal health care reforms known as Obamacare, to name just some game-changing legacies.
Learn more about one of the world’s most powerful nations through each of its presidents.