The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The president is indirectly elected to a four-year term by the people through the Electoral College. Since the office was established in44 men have served as president.
The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United Statesindirectly elected to a four-year term by the people through the Electoral College.
The officeholder leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. Since the office was established in44 men have served as president. The first, George Washingtonwon a unanimous vote of the Electoral College.
Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms in office and is therefore counted as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States; the 45th and current president is Donald Trump since January 20, There are currently five living former presidents.
The most recent former president to die was Gerald Ford on December 26, The presidency of William Henry Harrisonwho died 31 days after taking office inwas the shortest in American history. Roosevelt served the longest, over twelve years, before dying early in his fourth term in He is the only U.
Since the ratification of the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution inno person may be elected president more than twice and no one who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected may be elected more than once.
Hardingand Franklin D. Rooseveltfour were assassinated Abraham LincolnJames A. Kennedyand one resigned Richard Nixon. John Tyler was the first vice president to assume the presidency during a presidential term, and set the precedent that a vice president who does so becomes the fully functioning president with his own presidency, as opposed to a caretaker president.
The Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution put Tyler's precedent into law in It also established a mechanism by which an intra-term vacancy in the vice presidency could be filled. Richard Nixon was the first president to fill a vacancy under this provision when he selected Gerald Ford for the office following Spiro Agnew 's resignation in The following year, Ford became the second to do so when he chose Nelson Rockefeller to succeed him after he acceded to the presidency.
As no mechanism existed for filling an intra-term vacancy in the vice presidency prior tothe office was left vacant until filled through the next ensuing presidential election.
Throughout most of its history, American politics has been dominated by political parties. The Constitution is silent on the issue of political parties, and at the time it came into force inthere were no parties.
Soon after the 1st Congress convened, factions began rallying around dominant Washington Administration officials, such as Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Greatly concerned about the capacity of political parties to destroy the fragile unity holding the nation together, Washington remained unaffiliated with any political faction or party throughout his eight-year presidency.
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List of Presidents of the United States. Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is part of a series on the: Politics of the United States of America; Federal Government. Constitution of the United States He is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms.
The twenty-second amendment was passed soon afterward that would limit presidents to only serving two terms or ten years. This chart includes the names of all presidents of the United States, as well as links to their biographies.