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Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States. As chief of the executive branch and head of the federal government as a whole, the presidency is the highest political office in the United States by influence and recognition. The president is also the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. 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 the ratification of the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1951, no 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. Upon the death, resignation, or removal from office of an incumbent President, the Vice President assumes the office. The President must be at least 35 years of age and a "natural born" citizen of the United States.

List of presidentsEdit

Parties

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No. President Took office Left office Party Term Previous office Vice President
1

George Washington (3)

George Washington
(1732–1799)
April 30, 1789 March 4, 1797 Independent 1 (1789) Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (1775–1783)   John Adams
2 (1792)
16

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
(1809–1865)
March 4, 1861 April 15, 1865 Republican 19 (1860) U.S. Representative (1847–1849) Hannibal Hamlin
Republican
National Union
20 (1864) Andrew Johnson
32

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1882–1945)
March 4, 1933 (1933-03-04) April 12, 1945 (1945-04-12) Democratic 37
(1932)
Governor of New York
(1929–1932)
John Nance Garner
March 4, 1933January 20, 1941
38
(1936)
39
(1940)
Henry A. Wallace
January 20, 1941January 20, 1945
40
(1944)
Harry S. Truman
January 20, 1945April 12, 1945
?? Matthew Ellis 3 Matthew Ellis Incumbent ?? Rodriguez