Presidents of the United States of AmericaIn the year 2009 the American people elected their 44th consecutive president. This list of them all is long and involved but all of the previous as well as future presidents are just as important as one another. Each one of these men has worked very hard throughout life to get to where they have found themselves in the moment. They have been responsible not only for themselves and their own families but also for the average American citizen and their families. That had to have been a tremendous weight for any one man to carry, even if it was only for a few years.
The very first president was George Washington. In order from the second to forty-fourth president are as follows: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and last but not least Barack Obama.
Up until the 1850’s there was more than just the democratic and republican parties. While the Democratic Party has held the presidential office 16 different times the Republican Party has held office 18 times. One time in US history a president was elected that affiliated with no party. The joint Democratic - Republican Party has held office 4 times while the Federalist Party has held it once. The Whig party has also held office 4 times throughout history.