July 4, 2015

1718 UNITED STATES - The Presidents of the United States

The President of the United States is the head of state, head of government, and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, so the presidency is the highest political office in the United States. The president is indirectly elected to a four-year term by an Electoral College (or by the House of Representatives, should the Electoral College fail to award an absolute majority of votes to any person). Since 1951, no person may be elected President more than twice. The President must be at least 35 years of age, has to have lived in the United States for 14 years, and has to be a "natural born" citizen of the United States.

There have been 43 people sworn into office, and 44 presidencies, as Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms. Of the individuals elected as president, four died in office of natural causes (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin D. Roosevelt), four were assassinated (Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy) and one resigned (Richard Nixon). William Henry Harrison spent the shortest time in office with 32 days in 1841. Franklin D. Roosevelt spent the longest with over twelve years, but died shortly into his fourth term in 1945; he is the only president to have served more than two terms.

1 George Washington 1789-1797 Virginia
2 John Adams 1797-1801 Massachusetts
3 Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Virginia
4 James Madison 1809-1817 Virginia
5 James Monroe 1817-1825 Virginia
6 John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Massachusetts
7 Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Tennessee 
8 Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 New York
9 William Henry Harrison 1841 Ohio
10 John Tyler 1841-1845 Virginia
11 James Knox Polk 1845-1849 Tennessee 
12 Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 Louisiana
13 Millard Fillmore 1850-1853 New York
14 Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 New Hampshire
15 James Buchanan 1857-1861 Pennsylvania
16 Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Illinois
17 Andrew Johnson 1865-1869 Tennessee 
18 Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877 Illinois
19 Rutherford Birchard Hayes 1877-1881 Ohio
20 James Abram Garfield 1881 Ohio
21 Chester Alan Arthur 1881-1885 New York
22 Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 New York
23 Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Indiana
24 Grover Cleveland 1893-1897 New York
25 William McKinley 1897-1901 Ohio
26 Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 New York
27 William Howard Taft 1909-1913 Ohio
28 Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 New Jersey
29 Warren Gamaliel Harding 1921-1923 Ohio
30 Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929 Massachusetts
31 Herbert Clark Hoover 1929-1933 California
32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945 New York
33 Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Missouri
34 Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961 New York 
35 John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1961-1963 Massachusetts
36 Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963-1969 Texas
37 Richard Milhous Nixon 1969-1974 California
38 Gerald Rudolph Ford 1974-1977 Michigan
39 James Earl Carter, Jr. 1977-1981 Georgia
40 Ronald Wilson Reagan 1981-1989 California
41 George Herbert Walker Bush 1989-1993 Texas
42 William Jefferson Clinton 1993-2001 Arkansas
43 George Walker Bush 2001-2009 Texas
44 Barack Hussein Obama 2009- Illinois

About the stamp
The stamp is a Global Forever First-Class Mail International stamp, about which I wrote here

List of Presidents of the United States - Wikipedia

Sender: Denise
Sent from Jericho (New York / United States), on 27.12.2013

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