Resources About US Presidents For Kids

The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The president is indirectly elected to a four-year term by the people through the Electoral College.

John Quincy Adams Biography and Facts For Kids

John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of theUnited States. The son of John Adams (former president) and Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1787. He spent almost his entire adult life in public service and politics, beginning at age fourteen as the secretary to the U.S. minister to Russia, Francis Dana. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, […]

James K. Polk Biography and Facts For Kids

James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented the state of Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as Speaker of the House and Governor of Tennessee. Polk had vice presidential ambitions, but Andrew Jackson, convinced that Martin Van Buren had committed political suicide by announcing his opposition to […]

John Tyler Biography and Facts For Kids

John Tyler, Jr. was the tenth President of the United States and the first to succeed to the office following the death of a predecessor. A longtime Democratic-Republican, Tyler was nonetheless elected Vice President on the Whig ticket. Upon the death of President William Henry Harrison on April 4, 1841, only a month after his inauguration. took the oath of office on April 6, 1841, setting a precedent that would govern future successions […]

James Buchanan Biography and Facts For Kids

James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, from 1857 to 1861, and the last president to be born in the 18th century. Buchanan often called Buck-anan by his contemporaries, was a popular and experienced state politician and a very successful attorney before his presidency. James Buchanan was neither exciting nor charismatic, but the power […]

James A. Garfield Biography and Facts For Kids

James A. Garfield was born in the log cabin of American myth on Nov. 19, 1831, near Cleveland, Ohio. Although his family dated back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, his immediate ancestors had not prospered, and Garfield’s upbringing was plagued by dire poverty. He graduated from Williams College and, before he was 30, became a lay preacher for […]

Andrew Johnson Biography and Facts For Kids

Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States. No president, not even Lincoln, rose from lower depths of poverty and deprivation to reach the height of that office than did Johnson. He was born on 29 December 1808 in a two-room shack in Raleigh, North Carolina; his parents were illiterate tavern servants; and he never attended school. Following the assassination of President Abraham […]

Franklin Pierce Biography and Facts For Kids

Franklin Pierce, an American politician and lawyer, was the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. He was the youngest person to be elected president up to that time. Admitted to the bar in 1827, he entered politics as a Jacksonian Democrat, like his father, Benjamin Pierce, who was twice elected governor […]

Martin Van Buren Biography and Facts For Kids

Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States, serving from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency, he was the eighth Vice President for Andrew Jackson. He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party and was the first president from New York. He was reared on his father’s farm, was educated at local schools, and after reading […]

William Howard Taft Biography and Facts For Kids

William Howard Taft’s parents were of moderate wealth and some political influence in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was born on 15 September 1857. He graduated from Yale College in 1878 and was awarded a law degree by Cincinnati Law School in 1880. William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the 10th Chief Justice of the United […]

Theodore Roosevelt Biography and Facts For Kids

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Although Roosevelt became president in a freakish way and was moreover, at not quite forty-three, the youngest man ever to hold the office, few United States presidents entered the White House who were as well qualified. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the […]

William McKinley Biography and Facts For Kids

William McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, on Jan. 29, 1843. He was educated and later taught school in Ohio. In the Civil War he fought with the Union Army. Discharged with the brevet rank of major, he studied law briefly at the Albany Law School and opened an office in Canton, Ohio, in 1867, simultaneously plunging into Republican politics. William McKinley was the 25th President of […]

Benjamin Harrison Biography and Facts For Kids

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. Harrison, a grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there. During the American Civil War, he served as a Brigadier General in the XX Corps of the Army […]

Grover Cleveland Biography and Facts For Kids

Grover Cleveland is unique in several ways. Only he, having been defeated in a bid for reelection, again won the highest office in the land; thus, he was both the twenty-second president and the twenty-fourth. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of […]

Harry S. Truman Biography and Facts for Kids

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States serving 2 terms from 1945–1953. He grew up on a farm near Independence, Mo., worked at various jobs, and tended the family farm. He served as a captain of field artillery in France in World War I. In 1934 he was elected a U.S. Senator. In the Senate he was a firm supporter […]

Gerald Ford Biography and Facts For Kids

Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974. Gerald Ford served as Republican leader in the House of Representatives before being selected by President Nixon to replace Spiro Agnew as vice president in 1973. A year later he replaced Nixon himself, who resigned due to theWatergate crisis. […]

Richard Nixon Biography and Facts For Kids

Richard Nixon was born on his father’s lemon farm in Yorba Linda, California, on January 9, 1913. Of the four other sons in the family, two died in childhood. Nixon’s ancestors had emigrated from Ireland in the 18th century and settled principally in Pennsylvania and Indiana. His mother’s family were Quakers; his Methodist father adopted the Quaker religion after his marriage. Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President […]

Lyndon B. Johnson Biography and Facts For Kids

Not since the first President Johnson took office in 1865 has a presidency begun amid such tragedy and turmoil as Lyndon Baines Johnson’s did when he took the oath of office on November 22, 1963 aboard Air Force One. Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969 after his service as the […]

James Madison Biography and Facts For Kids

James Madison, was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States from 1809 to 1817 and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Before taking office, he played a leading part in drawing up the US Constitution in 1787. In 1788, he wrote over a third of […]

Thomas Jefferson Biography and Facts For Kids

When was Thomas Jefferson born: April 13, 1743 Where was Thomas Jefferson born: Albemarle County, VA Where did Thomas Jefferson go to college: William and Mary What religion was Thomas Jefferson: Unitarian What was Thomas Jefferson’s profession: Planter – Lawyer What was Thomas Jefferson’s military rank: Colonel Who was Thomas Jefferson married to: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson What number preside was Thomas Jefferson: 3rd What political party did Thomas Jefferson belong to: Democratic-Republican […]

John Adams Biography and Facts For Kids

John Adams was the second president of theUnited States. Influenced by his radical cousin Samuel Adams, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Treaty of Paris in 1783 which brought an end to the American Revolution. Adams was George Washington’s vice president during Washington’s 2 term presidency from 1789–97. Adams presidency was marked by conflict between the Federalist Party, led by […]

George Washington Biography and Facts For Kids

George Washington is an American hero whose life and contributions to America as it is today is taught in history classrooms around the world. George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1797, leading the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War, and presiding over the writing […]

Barack Obama Biography and Facts For Kids

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th President of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, he graduated from Columbia with a B.A. in 1983, Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1991. Soon after law school, he moved to Chicago, where he practiced civil-rights law, lectured on constitutional law at the University of Chicago, and was […]

George W. Bush Biography and Facts For Kids

George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas, serving from 1995 to 2000. George Herbert Walker Bush took the oath of office as the forty-first president of the United States on 20 January 1989, after serving eight years as Ronald Reagan’s vice president and comfortably defeating Democratic candidate […]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Biography and Facts For Kids

Franklin Delano Roosevelt also known by his initials, FDR was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Through both his father, James Roosevelt, and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, he came of old, wealthy families. […]

James Monroe Biography and Facts For Kids

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States, serving two terms from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last Founding Father of the United States, the last one from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation to become the U.S. President. During the War of 1812Monroe held the critical roles of Secretary of State and the Secretary of War […]

Chester A. Arthur Biography and Facts For Kids

The twenty-first president of the United States, Chester Alan Arthur was reputed to be one of the leading spoilsmen in American politics when he took office, but he proved to be a dignified and an able administrator. A member of the Stalwart faction of the Republican Party, Chester A. Arthur was elected vice president in 1880 and became president on […]

Jimmy Carter Biography and Facts For Kids

Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. His full name is James Earl Carter, Jr. His nickname is ‘Jimmy’. Carter’s family had emigrated to America from England in 1635. Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the […]

John Tyler Biography and Facts For Kids

John Tyler, Jr. was the tenth President of the United States and the first to succeed to the office following the death of a predecessor. A longtime Democratic-Republican, Tyler was nonetheless elected Vice President on the Whig ticket. Upon the death of President William Henry Harrison on April 4, 1841, only a month after his inauguration. took the oath of office on April 6, 1841, setting a […]

Whig, Federalist, Independent Party, and Democratic-Republican Presidents

Four presidents were members of the United States Whig Party: 1. William Henry Harrison was president in 1841 2. John Tyler was president from 1841-1845 3. Zachary Taylor was president from 1849-1850 4. Millard Fillmore was president from 1850-1853 List of Democratic-Republican Party Presidents Four presidents were members of the United States Democratic-Republican Party: 1. Thomas Jefferson was president from 1801-1809 2. James Madison was president from 1809-1817 3. James Monroe was president from 1817-1825 4. John Quincy Adams was president from 1825-1829 […]

Calvin Coolidge Biography and Facts For Kids

John Calvin Coolidge was the thirtieth president of the United States. He has become symbolic of the smug and self-satisfied conservatism that helped bring on the Great Depression. A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His actions during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national […]

Ulysses S. Grant Biography and Facts For Kids

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States and served two terms from 1869–1877 as well as military commander during the Civil War. Under Grant’s command, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and ended the Confederate States of America. Grant spent his youth in Georgetown, Ohio, was graduated from West Point in 1843, and served creditably […]

Herbert Hoover Biography and Facts For Kids

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964), thirty-first president of the United States, could not halt the severest economic depression in American history because his governmental theories prevented him from taking drastic steps. Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric […]

Dwight D. Eisenhower Biography and Facts For Kids

Dwight D. Eisenhower nicknamed “Ike” was a five-star general in the United States Army and the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961, and the last to be born in the 19th century. He entered West Point in 1911 (being only 1 of a few United States Presidents to go to West Point) and graduated in 1915. In 1916 he […]

Warren G. Harding Biography and Facts For Kids

With these words, “I cannot hope to be one of the great presidents, but perhaps I may be remembered as one of the best loved,” Warren G. Harding began one of the most corruption-riddled and discredited administrations in the nation’s history. Harding was born in 1865 in the farming village of Blooming Grove, Ohio. His family […]

Rutherford B. Hayes Biography and Facts For Kids

Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States, serving one term from 1877 to 1881. Rutherford Birchard Hayes was a respected and successful lawyer in his home state of Ohio. He achieved further success while serving in the Union Army during the u.s. civil war, and he went on to gain prominence as a politician from Ohio. […]

List of Democratic Presidents

What presidents were democrats? Fifteen members of the Democratic Party have served as president, governing for a total of 85 years. Five served at least two full terms and five served one full term. Three succeeded to the presidency after the death of their predecessor. John F. Kennedy was assassinated before his first term was finished. 1. Andrew Jackson was president from […]

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) Biography and Facts For Kids

John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. After military service as commander during World War II in the South Pacific, Kennedy represented Massachusetts’s 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat. Kennedy defeated Republican candidate Richard Nixon in […]

George H.W. Bush Sr. Biography and Facts For Kids

George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, and brought up in Greenwich, Connecticut, George Herbert Walker Bush was the second of the five children of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, at the age of 18, Bush postponed going to college. He served until the end of the […]

Ronald Reagan Biography and Facts For Kids

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of California. Born in Tampico, Illinois, raised in Dixon, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College Class of 1932 in Eureka. Broadway and Hollywood, Reagan recalled, seemed “as inaccessible as outer space.” So after graduation he decided to look for a job closer to home, in radio. After an […]

Millard Fillmore Biography and Facts For Kids

Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y., the son of a poor farmer. Although he held several legal clerkships, he was largely self-taught in the law. He entered politics in association with Thurlow Weed and William H. Seward, helping to organize the Anti-Masonic party as a major third party in the North. Millard Fillmore […]

Bill Clinton Biography and Facts For Kids

Bill Clinton won the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1992 and then defeated incumbent George Bush to become the 42nd president of the United States. He was re-elected to a second term in 1996. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and was the first baby boomer president. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently the United States Secretary […]

United States Presidents Trivia and Fun Facts For Kids

Interesting trivia of the American presidents including their firsts, destinies and feats. Alongside their First Ladies, they are no more than gods but ordinary mortals. Nevertheless, they are respected and recognized for what they represent, as leaders and movers of the free world. American Presidential Trivia and Facts Presidential Nicknames: James Buchanan – The Bachelor […]

Andrew Jackson Biography and Facts For Kids

Andrew Jackson was born in the Waxhaw settlement on the border of South Carolina and North Carolina and so both states claim him as being born there. A child of the backwoods, he was left an orphan at 14. Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and served from 1829 to 1837. Jackson rode on a wave of […]

William Henry Harrison Biography and Facts For Kids

William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald Reagan in 1980, and last President to be born before the United States Declaration of Independence. Harrison died of pneumonia on his thirty-second day in office making his presidency the shortest tenure in United States history. Harrison attended Hampden-Sydney […]

Woodrow Wilson Biography and Facts For Kids

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, twenty-eighth president of the United States, led the country into World War I and was a primary architect of the League of Nations. Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, on 28 December 1856, the son of Janet Woodrow Wilson and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, a founder of the southern Presbyterian Church. A leader of the Progressive Movement, […]

Zachary Taylor Biography and Facts For Kids

Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States and an American military leader. Taylor was born on November 24, 1784, at Montebello, Virginia, the son of a lieutenant colonel who had been on George Washington’s Revolutionary War staff. Initially uninterested in politics, Taylor ran as a Whig in the 1848 presidential election, defeating Lewis Cass. Taylor was the last President to hold slaves while […]

US Presidents Facts and Order of Presidency

George Washington When was he in office? (1789-1797) John Adams When was he in office? (1797-1801) Thomas Jefferson When was he in office? (1801-1809) James Madison When was he in office? (1809-1817) James Monroe When was he in office? (1817-1825) John Quincy Adams When was he in office? (1825-1829) Andrew Jackson When was he in […]

Abraham Lincoln Biography and Facts For Kids

Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin County Kentucky. Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through the American Civil War, preserved the Union, and ended slavery. He became a […]

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