In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States after defeating the British in the American war of Independence. He is considered one of the most important US political figures as he was instrumental in the fight for independence and the formation of the constitution. He began to define the modern presidency. He also settled on the title of ‘Mr President’ instead of something much fancier. Following Washington, there have been 43 other men who have served as President. The US presidency is often considered the most powerful political role in the world. The 45th and current president of the United States is Donald Trump. There has only been one black president, Barack Obama. There has never been a female President of the United States.
There have been a total of 45 US Presidents. The first president was George Washington who came into office on April 30, 1789 and remained president until 1797. His Vice-President was John Adams. The current and 45th president of the United States is Donald Trump who was elected in 2017. His Vice-President is Mike Pence.
8 US Presidents have been left handed. The left handed US Presidents include Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan. Gerald Ford, Harry Truman, James Garfield, and Herbert Hoover were also US Presidents who were left handed. It is not clear which presidents were left handed before the 20th century. Before then being left handed was considered a disability and children were typically forced to write with their right hand instead.
8 US Presidents have died while in office. The US Presidents that died of natural causes were William Henry Harrison who died of pneumonia (1841), Zachary Taylor who died of acute gastroenteritis (1850), Warren G. Harding who died of a heart attack (1923), and Franklin D. Roosevelt who died of a cerebral hemorrhage (1945). The US presidents that were assassinated were Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1900), and John F. Kennedy (1963).