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.

How many US Presidents have there been?

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.

How many US Presidents were left handed?

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.

How many US Presidents died while in office?

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).

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States of America. He is a well known businessman and television personality, rising to fame in the television show, The Apprentice. He is known for his extreme wealth, mainly inherited from his family’s real-estate business. The company owns property all over the world. Donald Trump is known for his ostentatious taste. His penthouse apartment situated at Trump Tower in Manhattan is covered in gold. In 2014 he announced his intention to run for President, and in 2016 won the election. Since his inauguration, he has been marred by scandal. He is currently married to Melania Trump and they have one son together, Barron.

Donald Trump is 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 m) tall.

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Donald Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States of America. He is a well known businessman and television personality, rising to fame in the television show, The Apprentice. He is known for his extreme wealth, mainly inherited from his family’s real-estate business.

Donald Trump is 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 m) tall.

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Country: United States
Position: 45th President (2017-)
Political Party: Republican

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45th President

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Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809. Largely self-educated, he studied to become a lawyer and then rose through the ranks of local and state politics, becoming President in 1860. He led the Northern States through the American Civil War, a time of moral, political and constitutional criss wherein thousands of people died. The North defeated the South, keeping the Union intact, and instigated the abolishment of slavery. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, a Confederate spy, while attending a play at the Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C.

Abraham Lincoln was 6 foot 4 inches (1.93 m) tall.

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809. Largely self-educated, he studied to become a lawyer and then rose through the ranks of local and state politics, becoming President in 1860. He led the Northern States through the American Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln was 6 foot 4 inches (1.93 m) tall.

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John F. Kennedy (JFK)
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John F. Kennedy, often known as JFK, was an American Politician who served as 35th President of the United States of America. He was born in 1917 in Boston, to the prominent Kennedy family. He became involved in politics in 1947, and was sworn in as President in 1961. JFK’s Presidency was known for his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis, his Civil Rights Advocacy, and of course, his affair with actress Marilyn Monroe. JFK was married to Jaqueline Bouvier, who became well known in her own right for her elegant style and involvement in the arts. She was with her husband when he was fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, whilst traveling in a Presidential motorcade.

John F. Kennedy was 6 foot (1.83 m) tall.

John F. Kennedy, often known as JFK, was an American Politician who served as 35th President of the United States of America. He was born in 1917 in Boston, to the prominent Kennedy family. He became involved in politics in 1947, and was sworn in as President in 1961.

John F. Kennedy was 6 foot (1.83 m) tall.

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where he lived with his grandparents as a child. He studied at Columbia University, and later at Harvard Law School. It is there where he met his wife, Michelle. They married in 1992 and had two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Barack began his political career in 1996, when he was elected to the Illinois Senate. A few years and political struggles later, he was elected President, and inaugurated in January 2009. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012 and ended his Presidency in 2017, when he was succeeded by Donald Trump.

Barack Obama is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

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Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States of America. Barack was elected President, and inaugurated in January 2009. He was re-elected for a second term in 2012 and ended his Presidency in 2017.

Barack Obama is 6 foot 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.

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Country: United States
Position: 44th President (2009-2017)
Political Party: Democratic

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44th President

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George Washington
Collection of drawings of President George Washington in an assortment of standing postures with labeled height

George Washington was the first President of the United States. He was born and grew up in Virginia. George Washington was born into a land-owning family. He was a planter by occupation - he owned and ran several slave plantations in his lifetime, the most well known being Mount Vernon. He became Commander-in-Chief of the military before the start of the Revolutionary War and was crucial in leading the American troops. After military success and Independence from the British, he was elected as President and served from 1789 to 1797. He is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

George Washington was 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

George Washington was the first President of the United States. After military success and Independence from the British, he was elected as President and served from 1789 to 1797. He is one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

George Washington was 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

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