President of the United States of America

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The United States Presidential Seal

The President of the United States is the head of the U.S. Executive Branch. As the head of state of the United States of America, the president is one of the most powerful people in the world. The writers of the Constitution recognized that they were writing a job description which, in England, was and is filled by the office of the prime minister and position of the monarch. According to the Founding Fathers of the USA, at that time, the monarchy of England did not appear to serve the common man and the Founding Fathers wanted a government that did.

Current president

Barack Hussein Obama currently claims to be the 44th and current President (see note below the Presidents list). He took office on January 20, 2009. His predecessor was George Walker Bush.


The president is selected every four years by the American people, although not through a popular vote but rather through the Electoral College. This process makes the presidency one of the few elected officials in the United States of America chosen indirectly. The Founding Fathers implemented this procedure to ensure the relevance of smaller states in the voting process.

Term limits

Prior to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents voluntarily limited themselves to two terms as an homage to George Washington. After Franklin D. Roosevelt served a little over twelve years in office, Congress passed the 22nd Constitutional Amendment restricting future presidents to two terms.

However, if the vice president succeeds to the presidency with no more than two years left in the prior president's term, he is allowed to run for two full terms, raising the potential time in office to ten years.

The first president to whom term limits applied was Dwight D. Eisenhower.

See also

Vice President of the United States of America

Presidents list

President Years State Party Vice President(s) Wing
1. George Washington 1789-1797 Virginia none Adams Right
2. John Adams 1797-1801 Massachusetts Federalist Jefferson
3. Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809 Virginia Republican (Jeffersonian) Burr, Clinton
4. James Madison 1809-1817 Virginia Republican (Jeffersonian) Clinton, Gerry
5. James Monroe 1817-1825 Virginia Republican (Jeffersonian) Tompkins
6. John Quincy Adams 1825-1829 Massachusetts National Republican Calhoun
7. Andrew Jackson 1829-1837 Tennessee Democrat Calhoun, Van Buren Left
8. Martin van Buren 1837-1841 New York Democrat Johnson
9. William Henry Harrison 1841 none Whig Tyler
10. John Tyler 1841-1845 Virginia Whig none
11. James Knox Polk 1845-1849 Tennessee Democrat Dallas
12. Zachary Taylor 1849-1850 none Whig Filmore
13. Millard Filmore 1850-1853 New York Whig none
14. Franklin Pierce 1853-1857 New Hampshire Democrat King
15. James Buchanan 1857-1861 Pennsylvania Democrat Breckenridge
16. Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865 Illinois Republican Hamlin, Grant Right
17. Andrew Johnson 1865-1869 Tennessee Democrat none
18. Ulysses S. Grant 1869-1877 Ohio Republican Colfax, Wilson
19. Rutherford Hayes 1877-1881 Ohio Republican Wheeler
20. James Garfield 1881 Ohio Republican Arthur
21. Chester Arthur 1881-1885 New York Republican none
22. Grover Cleveland 1885-1889 New York Democrat Hendricks Right
23. Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893 Ohio Republican Morton
24. Grover Cleveland 1893-1897 New York Democrat Stevenson Right
25. William McKinley 1897-1901 Ohio Republican Roosevelt
26. Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 New York Republican Fairbanks
27. William Taft 1909-1913 Ohio Republican Sherman
28. Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921 Virginia Democrat Marshall Left
29. Warren G. Harding 1921-1923 Ohio Republican Coolidge
30. Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929 Massachusetts Republican Dawes
31. Herbert Hoover 1929-1933 California Republican Curtis
32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945 New York Democrat Garner, Wallace, Truman Left
33. Harry S. Truman 1945-1953 Missouri Democrat Barkley Left
34. Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961 Pennsylvania Republican Nixon Right
35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1961-1963 Massachusetts Democrat Johnson Moderate Left
36. Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963-1969 Texas Democrat Humphrey Left
37. Richard Milhouse Nixon 1969-1974 California Republican Agnew, Ford Moderate Right
38. Gerald Ford 1974-1977 Nebraska Republican Rockefeller Moderate
39. Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 Georgia Democrat Mondale Left
40. Ronald Wilson Reagan 1981-1989 California Republican (H.W.) Bush Right
41. George Herbert Walker Bush 1989-1993 Texas Republican Quayle Right
42. Bill Clinton 1993-2001 Arkansas Democrat Gore Left
43. George Walker Bush 2001-2009 Texas Republican Cheney Right
44. Barack Hussein Obama1 2009 - Illinois Democrat Biden Left

1 There is doubt as to the legitimacy and legality of Obama's claim to the Presidency due to his refusal to disclose his legitimate birth records (the fraudulent "birth certificate" he released notwithstanding) and his history prior to his announcing his plan to run for President as a Democrat candidate in 2007. He has determined to keep his records sealed because revelation of such would reveal that, under Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, he is not only not eligible to hold the office of President but was ineligible to even run for the Presidency under the Democratic party rules, thereby making both his Presidential run and his subsequent assumption of the office illegal under the Constitution. As such, Obama's ineligibility to run for or hold the office of President would mean that the United States of America has not had a legitimate executive since January 20, 2009, the day that Obama assumed the office.[1]


  1. Barack Obama Stole America at Conservative News and Views