As of 2015, there have been 44 presidents in the history of the United States. The first president was George Washington, elected in 1789. After two terms in office, he was followed by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and then James Monroe.Continue Reading
Following President Monroe, John Adams son, John Quincy Adams became president. Following Adams were Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison. Next were John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan came next as the country was on the verge of Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was elected president just before the South officially seceded from the union. After Lincoln's assassination in 1865, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James Garfield were presidents. The final four presidents of the United States in the 19th Century were Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison and then Cleveland for one more term. Cleveland's terms in office count as two separate presidencies.
William McKinley was elected in 1900, but he was assassinated, and Theodore Roosevelt took his place. Roosevelt was followed by William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Herbert Hoover followed, but after the stock market crash of 1929, Hoover would not see another term, as Franklin D. Roosevelt would be president and stay in office for almost four straight terms. After Roosevelt's death in 1945 during his final term, Harry S. Truman became president, followed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush followed Nixon. Next were William J. Clinton and George W. Bush, and the president as of January 2015 is Barack Obama.Learn more about US History
According to survey results that appeared in the Washington Post in 2014, the top five U.S. presidents in order are Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. The survey gives Lincoln an average score of 95.27 out of 100, while Washington receives a 92.28 and Franklin Roosevelt earns a 89.72.Full Answer >
The first five of 10 famous U.S. presidents are, in chronological order, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. The remaining five are Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.Full Answer >
Woodrow Wilson was the first president of the United States in the 1920s, his presidency lasting from 1914 to 1921. Warren G. Harding served as president from 1921 to 1923, dying from a heart attack while in office. Calvin Coolidge was president from 1923 to 1929, followed by Herbert Hoover.Full Answer >
As of May 2014, 43 men have become president of the United States. Barack Obama is regarded as the 44th president, however, because Grover Cleveland served two nonsuccessive terms.Full Answer >