Presidents of the United States 45

The President of the United States of America (POTUS) 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 of the United States is considered one of the world's most powerful people, leading the world's only contemporary superpower. The role includes being the commander-in-chief of the world's most expensive military with the largest nuclear arsenal and leading the nation with the largest economy by real and nominal GDP. The office of the president holds significant hard and soft power both in the United States and abroad. Article II of the U.S. Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president. The power includes execution of federal law, alongside the responsibility of appointing federal executive, diplomatic, regulatory and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers with the advice and consent of the Senate. The president is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of Congress under extraordinary circumstances. The president is largely responsible for dictating the legislative agenda of the party to which the president is enrolled. The president also directs the foreign and domestic policy of the United States. Since the founding of the United States, the power of the president and the federal government has grown substantially. The president is indirectly elected by the people through the Electoral College to a four-year term, and is one of only two nationally elected federal officers, the other being the Vice President of the United States. The Twenty-second Amendment, adopted in 1951, prohibits anyone from ever being elected to the presidency for a third full term. It also prohibits a person from being elected to the presidency more than once if that person previously had served as president, or acting president, for more than two years of another person's term as president. In all, 43 individuals have served 44 presidencies (counting Cleveland's two non-consecutive terms separately) spanning 56 full four-year terms. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th and current president. On November 6, 2012, he was re-elected and is currently serving the 57th term. The next presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 8, 2016; on January 20, 2017, the newly elected president will take office. - DbPedia

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Gilbert stuart williamstown portrait of george washington
General George Washington
1st 1789-97
Us navy 031029 n 6236g 001 a painting of president john adams (1735 1826), 2nd president of the united states, by asher b. durand (1767 1845) crop
John Adams
2nd 1797-1801
Official presidential portrait of thomas jefferson (by rembrandt peale, 1800)
Thomas Jefferson
3rd 1801-09
James madison
James Madison
4th 1809-17
Samuel f. b. morse   james monroe   google art project
James Monroe
5th 1817-25
John quincy adams 1843
John Quincy Adams
6th 1825-29
Andrew jackson daguerrotype crop
Andrew Jackson
7th 1829-37
Martin van buren by mathew brady c1855 58
Martin Van Buren
8th 1837-41
William henry harrison daguerreotype edit
William Henry Harrison
9th 1841
John tyler
John Tyler
10th 1841-45
James polk restored
James K. Polk
11th 1845-49
Zachary taylor half plate daguerreotype c1843 45
Zachary Taylor
12th 1849-50
Millard Fillmore
13th 1850-53
Franklin pierce c1855
Franklin Pierce
14th 1853-57
James Buchanan
15th 1857-61
Abraham lincoln 1858
Abraham Lincoln
16th 1861-65
President andrew johnson
Andrew Johnson
17th 1865-69
Ulysses grant 1870 1880
General Ulysses S. Grant
18th 1869-77
President rutherford hayes 1870   1880 restored
Rutherford B. Hayes
19th 1877-81
James abram garfield, photo portrait seated
James A. Garfield
20th 1881
Chester alan arthur
Chester A. Arthur
21st 1881-84
Grover cleveland   nara   518139
Grover Cleveland
22nd 1885-89
Benjamin harrison, head and shoulders bw photo, 1896
Benjamin Harrison
23rd 1889-93
Grover cleveland   nara   518139
Grover Cleveland
24th 1893-97
William mckinley by courtney art studio, 1896
William McKinley
25th 1897-1901
T roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
26th 1901-09
William howard taft 1909
William Howard Taft
27th 1909-13
President woodrow wilson portrait december 2 1912
Woodrow Wilson
28th 1913-21
Warren g harding harris & ewing
Warren G. Harding
29th 1921-23
Calvin coolidge cph.3g10777
Calvin Coolidge
30th 1923-29
Herbert Hoover
31st 1929-33
Fdr in 1933
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd 1933-45
Harry truman
Harry S. Truman
33rd 1945-53
Dwight d. eisenhower, official photo portrait, may 29, 1959
General Dwight D. Eisenhower OM
34th 1953-61
John f. kennedy, white house color photo portrait
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
35th 1961-63
Lyndon b. johnson, photo portrait, leaning on chair, color cropped
Lyndon Baines Johnson
36th 1963-69
Richard m. nixon, ca. 1935   1982   nara   530679
Richard Nixon
37th 1969-75
Gerald ford
Gerald Ford
38th 1974-77
Jimmy carter april 1980
Jimmy Carter
39th 1977-81
Official portrait of president reagan 1981
Ronald Reagan
40th 1981-89
George h. w. bush, president of the united states, 1989 official portrait
George H. W. Bush
41st 1989-93
Bill clinton
Bill Clinton
42nd 1993-2001
George w bush
George W. Bush
43rd 2001-09
President barack obama
Barack Obama
44th 2009-17
Donald trump august 19, 2015 (cropped)
Donald Trump
45th 2017