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US Presidential Timeline

You may know the difference between George "Dubya" and George Senior but how well do you know the other presidents? Get the 411 you need.

  • 1789-1797 - George Washington - The only president who was unanimously elected.
  • 1797-1801 - John Adams
  • 1801-1809 - Thomas Jefferson
  • 1809-1817 - James Madison
  • 1817-1825 - James Monroe - The White House was painted white the year Monroe became president.
  • 1825-1829 - John Quincy Adams
  • 1829-1837 - Andrew Jackson - His picture is on the $20 bill.
  • 1837-1841 - Martin van Buren
  • 1841-1841 - William Henry Harrison - Harrison was only President for a month.
  • 1841-1845 - John Tyler
  • 1845-1849 - James K. Polk
  • 1849-1850 - Zachary Taylor
  • 1850-1853 - Millard Fillmore
  • 1853-1857 - Franklin Pierce
  • 1857-1861 - James Buchanan
  • 1861-1865 - Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln abolished slavery.
  • 1865-1869 - Andrew Johnson
  • 1869-1877 - Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1877-1881 - Rutherford B. Hayes - Hayes' wife Lucy was the first presidential wife to be called "First Lady"
  • 1881-1881 - James A. Garfield
  • 1881-1885 - Chester A. Arthur
  • 1885-1889 - Grover Cleveland
  • 1889-1893 - Benjamin Harrison
  • 1893-1897 - Grover Cleveland - He was the first president to have a child born in the White House. The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after her.

Click here for the Presidents of the 1900s.

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