Presidents of the united states

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Presidents of the united states

  1. 1. 1st - George Washington1789 - 1797<br />Vice President – John Adams<br />Only President inaugurated in two cities<br />Had one tooth when he became President<br />He died of a throat infection in 1799<br />
  2. 2. 2nd - John AdamsFederalist - 1797 - 1801<br />Vice President – Thomas Jefferson<br />First President to live in the White House<br />He was a lawyer and defended the British soldiers involved in Boston Massacre<br />
  3. 3. 3rd - Thomas JeffersonDemocratic – Republican – 1801 - 1809<br />Vice Presidents – Aaron Burr and George Clinton<br />Made the Louisiana Purchase <br />Sent Lewis and Clark to investigate the West<br />Wrote the Declaration of Independence<br />
  4. 4. 4th - James MadisonDemocratic-Republican 1809 - 1817<br />Vice President – George Clinton and Elbridge Gerry<br />In the War of 1812<br />Shortest President at 5’4” and weighed 100 pounds<br />
  5. 5. 5th - James MonroeDemocratic-Republican – 1817 - 1825<br />Vice President – Daniel D. Tompkins<br />Received all but one electoral vote in the election of 1820<br />He left the White House in Debt<br />
  6. 6. 6th – John Quincy AdamsDemocratic-Republican<br />Years – 1825 – 1829<br />Vice President – John C. Calhoun<br />Had a pet alligator at the White House<br />He enjoyed swimming <br />When inaugurated, all Presidents except for Washington were alive<br />
  7. 7. 7th – Andrew JacksonDemocrat – 1829 - 1837<br />Vice President – John C Calhoun and Martin Van Buren<br />Enemies called him “Donkey” – became the Democratic Party symbol<br />Shot during war and survived<br />
  8. 8. 8th – Martin Van BurenDemocrat – 1837 - 1841<br />Vice President – Richard M. Johnson<br />First President to be born as a United States citizen<br />Lived to see the election of 8 different Presidents in 8 different states<br />
  9. 9. 9th – William Henry HarrisonWhig – 1841 (March and April)<br />Vice President – John Tyler<br />Only served for 30 days<br />Died from pneumonia<br />He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison (23rd Harrison)<br />
  10. 10. 10th – John TylerWhig – 1841 - 1845<br />First president to remarry after being widowed <br />Only president to serve in both the U.S. and confederate governments<br />
  11. 11. 11th – James K. PolkDemocrat - 1845 - 1849<br />Vice President – George M. Dallas<br />Started the Mexican War<br />Expanded US by claiming territories that are a part of Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Oregon<br />
  12. 12. 12th – Zachary TaylorWhig - 849 - 1850<br />Vice President – Millard Fillmore<br />Famous for his sloppy appearance<br />He owned 100 slaves but did not believe slavery should expand in the US<br />
  13. 13. 13th – Millard FillmoreWhig - 1850 – 1853<br />Vice President – None<br />Wife created the White House Library<br />Opened up trade talks with Japan<br />He ran for President for the Know-Nothing Party in 1856<br />
  14. 14. 14th – Franklin PierceDemocrat – 1853 - 1857<br />Vice President – William R. King<br />All three of his children died during childhood<br />Signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which started a fight between people who wanted to expand slavery and abolitionists<br />
  15. 15. 15th – James BuchananDemocrat – 1857 - 1861<br />
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