1. George Washington
Born: February 1732, in Virginia
Died: December 1799, in Virginia
Vice President: John Adams Party: Federalist
Term: April 30, 1789-March 4, 1797
Nickname: Father of his Country
George Washington was our 1st president. He was known as the most respected man because of the way he respected other peoples feelings. Some people know that George Washington had false teeth but they dont know what they really were made out of. They were made out of ivory, lead, and other people's and animals teeth. George fought in the French and Indian War and the 1775 Revolutionary War. After the Revolutionary War he became the first president of the New United Nation.
2. John Adams
Born: October 1735, in Massachusetts
Died: July 1826, in Massachusetts
Vice President:Thomas Jefferson Party:Federalist
Term: March 4, 1797-March 4, 1801
Nickname: Duke of Braintree
John Adams was our 2nd president. He was known by Benjamin Franklin as always honest, often greedy, but sometimes mad. Adams was considered to be a heartwarming man. When John Adams was president he lost most of his teeth but he refused to wear dentures. During his presidency he grew big and fat. Adams had a great passion for any kind of book. In 1770 he risked his life by defending British Soldiers that had been involved in the Boston Massacre.
3. Thomas Jefferson
Born: April 1743, in Virginia Died:July 1806, in Virginia
Vice President: Aaron Burr, George Clinton
Term:March 4, 1801-March 3, 1809
Nickname: Red Fox
Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd president. He was a very talented man. By the age of 40 he was a musician, architect, an inventor, an astronomer, a natural philosopher, legislator, and statesman.Thomas Jefferson is the inventor of the plow, the dumbwaiter, the quartet stand and the swivel chair. He was admired for his writing and was one of the men chosen to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776. George Washington appointed Jefferson Secretary of State in 1789.
4. James Madison
Born:March 1751, in Virginia Died:June 1836, in Virginia
Vice President:George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry 1809
Term:March 4, 1809-March 4, 1817
Nickname: Father of the Constitution
James Madison was our 4th president. He was president during the War of 1812. In college he was so advanced that he completed the requirements in two years rather than the normal four years. James Madison was a delegate in the Constitutional Convention. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson are the two men responsible for starting the Democratic-Republican Party, which is now called just the Democratic Party.
5. James Monroe
Born:April 1758, in Virginia Died:July 1831, in New York
Vice President:Daniel D. Tompkins
Term:March 4, 1817-March 4, 1825
Nickname: Last of the Cocked Hats
James Monroe was our 5th president . Before he was president, James was a congressman, a senator, a secretary of state, U.S. Senator, foreign minister, governor of Virginia, and a secretary of war. Many people think that he resembled our first president, George Washington.The time period of Monroe's presidency was called the "Era of Good Feelings" because many people felt that he did such a good job.
6. John Quincy Adams
Born:July 1767, in Massachusetts Died:February 1846, in Washington D.C.
Vice President:John C. Calhoun Party:Democratic-Republician
Term:March 4, 1825-March 4, 1829
Nickname: Old Man Eloquent
James Quincy Adams was our 6th president. He was a Senator and secretary of the state. President Adams fought for national improvement so he asked Congress to pay for roads, canals, a National University, and a weather service. After serving as President John Adams served 17 years in Congress.
7. Andrew Jackson
Born:March 1767, in South Carolina Died: June 1845
Vice President: John C. Calhoun and Martin Van Buren Party:Democratic
Term:March 4,1829-March 4,1837
Nickname: Old Hickory
Andrew Jackson was our 7th president. He was a lawyer and he fought in the War of 1812 where he was a hero. He was president when the Creek and Seminole Indians were defeated in the famous Trail of Tears. During Andrew Jackson's presidency he established what was known as the Spoils System , where he rewarded supporters by giving them government jobs.
8. Martin Van Buren
Born:December 1782, in New York.Died:July 1862, in New York.
Vice President:Richard M. Johnson Party:Democrat
Term:March 4, 1837-March 4, 1841
Nickname: Little Magician
Martin Van Buren was our 8th president. He was a lawyer, a State Public official, a Senator, Secretary of State, Governor of New York, and Vice President. During his presidency the country went through its first real depression.
9. William H. Harrison
Born:February 1733,Virginia Died:April 1841, in Washington DC
Vice President:John Tyler Party:Whig
Term:March 4, 1841-April 4, 1841
Nickname: Old Tippecanoe
William H. Harrison was our 9th president.He served in the War of 1812. He was also Governor of Indiana Territory, a Congressman and a Senator. He was the first president to actually campaign for office. He died of pneumonia just one month after his inauguration.
10. John Tyler
Born:March 1790 in Virginia Died: Virginia January 1862
Vice President:None Party:Whig
Term:April 6, 1841-March 4, 1845
Nickname: His Accidency
John Tyler was our 10th president. He was a Congressman, Governor of Virginia,and a Senator. He became president after Harrison died. He signed a bill that led to Texas joining the United States.
11. James K. Polk
Born:November 1795 in North Carolina.Died:June 1849 in Tennessee
Vice President:George M. Dallas Party:Democrat
Term:March 4, 1845-March 4, 1829
James K. Polk was our 11th President. He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Governor of Tennessee. As president, James sent in troops to begin the Mexican War and gain land in California and the Southwest.