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Who were the presidents of the United States in consecutive order?

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The first president of the United States was George Washington. John Adams succeeded Washington as president, and he was followed into office by Thomas Jefferson. James Madison was the fourth president, serving from 1809 until 1817, and James Monroe served after him.

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John Quincy Adams served as the sixth president from 1825 until 1829. Andrew Jackson succeeded him. After Jackson came Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison. Following Harrison was John Tyler, who served as the 10th president from 1841 until 1845.

James Polk and Zachary Taylor were the next two presidents. Millard Fillmore was the 13th president, and following Fillmore was Franklin Pierce, who served from 1853 until 1857. James Buchanan served subsequent to Pierce.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president, in office from 1861 until 1865, when Andrew Johnson assumed the presidency. Ulysses S. Grant served after Johnson. Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president. James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Grover Cleveland served as the 20th, 21st and 22nd presidents, respectively.

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president. Grover Cleveland, in his second stint as president, followed Harrison. William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt were the next two presidents after Cleveland. William Howard Taft served as the 27th president from 1909 until 1913. Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding each served as president following Taft. Calvin Coolidge assumed the presidency from Harding and served from 1923 until 1929.

Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman were the next three presidents. After Truman came Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter came next. Ronald Reagan succeeded Carter, and he served until George H. W. Bush became president.

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush served the next two terms. Barack Obama became the 44th president in 2009.

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