United States Presidents

Events

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

Delaware

December 7, 1787

Pennsylvania

December 12, 1787

New Jersey

December 18, 1787

Georgia

January 2, 1788

Connecticut

January 9, 1788

Massachusetts

February 6, 1788

Maryland

April 28, 1788

South Carolina

May 23, 1788

New Hampshire

June 21, 1788

United States Constitution

June 21, 1788

Virginia

June 25, 1788

New York

July 26, 1788

North Carolina

November 21, 1789

Rhode Island

May 29, 1790

Vermont

March 4, 1791

Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791

First 10 Amendments

Kentucky

June 1, 1792

Eleventh Amendment

February 7, 1795

Judicial Limits

Tennessee

June 1, 1796

Ohio

March 1, 1803

Twelfth Amendment

June 15, 1804

Choosing the President, Vice President

Louisiana

April 30, 1812

Indiana

December 11, 1816

Mississippi

December 10, 1817

Illinois

December 3, 1818

Alabama

December 14, 1819

Maine

March 15, 1820

Missouri

August 10, 1821

Arkansas

June 15, 1836

Michigan

January 26, 1837

Florida

March 3, 1845

Texas

December 29, 1845

Iowa

December 28, 1846

Wisconsin

May 29, 1848

California

September 9, 1850

Minnesota

May 11, 1858

Oregon

February 14, 1859

Kansas

January 29, 1861

West Virginia

June 20, 1863

Nevada

October 31, 1864

Thirteenth Amendment

December 18, 1865

Slavery Abolished

Nebraska

March 1, 1867

Fourteenth Amendment

July 9, 1868

Citizenship Rights

Fifteenth Amendment

February 3, 1870

Race No Bar to Vote

Colorado

August 1, 1876

South Dakota

November 2, 1889

North Dakota

November 2, 1889

Montana

November 8, 1889

Washington

November 11, 1889

Idaho

July 3, 1890

Wyoming

July 10, 1890

Utah

January 4, 1896

Oklahoma

November 16, 1907

New Mexico

January 6, 1912

Arizona

February 14, 1912

Sixteenth Amendment

February 3, 1913

Status of Income Tax Clarified

Seventeenth Amendment

May 31, 1913

Senators Elected by Popular Vote

Eighteenth Amendment

January 16, 1919

Liquor Abolished

Nineteenth Amendment

August 18, 1920

Women's Suffrage

Twentieth Amendment

January 23, 1933

Presidential, Congressional Terms

Twenty-first Amendment

December 5, 1933

Amendment 18 Repealed

Twenty-second Amendment

February 27, 1951

Presidential Term Limits

Alaska

January 3, 1959

Hawaii

August 21, 1959

Twenty-third Amendment

March 29, 1961

Presidential Vote for District of Columbia

Twenty-fourth Amendment

January 23, 1964

Poll Taxes Barred

Twenty-fifth Amendment

February 23, 1967

Presidential Disability and Succession

Twenty-sixth Amendment

July 1, 1971

Voting Age Set to 18 Years

Twenty-seventh Amendment

May 7, 1992

Limiting Changes to Congressional Pay

Presidents' Terms

Election of 1788-89

December 15, 1788 - January 10, 1789

George Washington

April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797

No Party

Election of 1792

November 2, 1792 - December 5, 1792

Election of 1796

November 4, 1796 - December 7, 1796

John Adams

March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801

Federalist

Election of 1800

October 31, 1800 - December 6, 1800

Thomas Jefferson

March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1809

Democratic-Republican

Election of 1804

November 2, 1804 - December 5, 1804

Election of 1808

November 4, 1808 - December 7, 1808

James Madison

March 4, 1809 - March 4, 1817

Democratic-Republican

Election of 1812

October 30, 1812 - December 2, 1812

Election of 1816

November 1, 1816 - December 4, 1816

James Monroe

March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825

Democratic-Republican

Election of 1820

November 1, 1820 - December 6, 1820

Election of 1824

October 26, 1824 - December 2, 1824

John Quincy Adams

March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1829

Democratic-Republican

Election of 1828

October 31, 1828 - December 2, 1828

Andrew Jackson

March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1837

Democratic

Election of 1832

November 2, 1832 - December 5, 1832

Election of 1836

November 3, 1836 - December 7, 1836

Martin Van Buren

March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841

Democratic

Election of 1840

October 30, 1840 - December 2, 1840

William Henry Harrison

March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841

Whig

John Tyler

April 4, 1841 - March 4, 1845

Whig

Election of 1844

November 1, 1844 - December 4, 1844

James K. Polk

March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849

Democratic

Election of 1848

November 7, 1848

Zachary Taylor

March 4, 1849 - July 9, 1850

Whig

Millard Fillmore

July 9, 1850 - March 4, 1853

Whig

Election of 1852

November 2, 1852

Franklin Pierce

March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857

Democratic

Election of 1856

November 4, 1856

James Buchanan

March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861

Democratic

Election of 1860

November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865

Republican

Election of 1864

November 8, 1864

Andrew Johnson

April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869

Democratic

Election of 1868

November 3, 1868

Ulysses S. Grant

March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877

Republican

Election of 1872

November 5, 1872

Election of 1876

November 7, 1876

Rutherford B. Hayes

March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1881

Republican

Election of 1880

November 2, 1880

James A. Garfield

March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881

Republican

Chester A. Arthur

September 19, 1881 - March 4, 1885

Republican

Election of 1884

November 4, 1884

Grover Cleveland

March 4, 1885 - March 4, 1889

Democratic

Election of 1888

November 6, 1888

Benjamin Harrison

March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893

Republican

Election of 1892

November 8, 1892

Grover Cleveland

March 4, 1893 - March 4, 1897

Election of 1896

November 3, 1896

William McKinley

March 4, 1897 - September 14, 1901

Republican

Election of 1900

November 6, 1900

Theodore Roosevelt

September 14, 1901 - March 4, 1909

Republican

Election of 1904

November 8, 1904

Election of 1908

November 3, 1908

William Howard Taft

March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913

Republican

Election of 1912

November 5, 1912

Woodrow Wilson

March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921

Democratic

Election of 1916

November 7, 1916

Election of 1920

November 2, 1920

Warren G. Harding

March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923

Republican

Calvin Coolidge

August 2, 1923 - March 4, 1929

Republican

Election of 1924

November 4, 1924

Election of 1928

November 6, 1928

Herbert Hoover

March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933

Republican

Election of 1932

November 8, 1932

Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 4, 1933 - April 12, 1945

Democratic

Election of 1936

November 3, 1936

Election of 1940

November 5, 1940

Election of 1944

November 7, 1944

Harry S. Truman

April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Democratic

Election of 1948

November 2, 1948

Election of 1952

November 4, 1952

Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

Republican

Election of 1956

November 6, 1956

Election of 1960

November 8, 1960

John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Democratic

Lyndon B. Johnson

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

Democratic

Election of 1964

November 3, 1964

Election of 1968

November 5, 1968

Richard Nixon

January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974

Republican

Election of 1972

November 7, 1972

Gerald Ford

August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Republican

Election of 1976

November 2, 1976

Jimmy Carter

January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981

Democratic

Election of 1980

November 4, 1980

Ronald Reagan

January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989

Republican

Election of 1984

November 6, 1984

Election of 1988

November 8, 1988

George H.W. Bush

January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993

Republican

Election of 1992

November 3, 1992

Bill Clinton

January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001

Democratic

Election of 1996

November 5, 1996

Election of 2000

November 7, 2000

George W. Bush

January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2009

Republican

Election of 2004

November 2, 2004

Election of 2008

November 4, 2008

Barack Obama

January 20, 2009 - Present

Democratic

Election of 2012

November 6, 2012

Election of 2016

November 8, 2016

Vice Presidents

John Adams

April 21, 1789 - March 4, 1797

Federalist

Thomas Jefferson

March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801

Democratic-Republican

Aaron Burr

March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1805

Democratic-Republican

George Clinton

March 4, 1805 - April 20, 1812

Democratic-Republican

Elbridge Gerry

March 4, 1813 - November 23, 1814

Democratic-Republican

Daniel D. Tompkins

March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825

Democratic-Republican

John C. Calhoun

March 4, 1825 - December 28, 1832

Nullifier

Martin Van Buren

March 4, 1833 - March 4, 1837

Democratic

Richard Mentor Johnson

March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841

Democratic

John Tyler

March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841

Whig

George M. Dallas

March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849

Democratic

Millard Fillmore

March 4, 1849 - July 9, 1850

Whig

William R. King

March 4, 1853 - April 18, 1853

Democratic

John C. Breckinridge

March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861

Democratic

Hannibal Hamlin

March 4, 1861 - March 4, 1865

Republican

Andrew Johnson

March 4, 1865 - April 15, 1865

Democratic

Schuyler Colfax

March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1873

Republican

Henry Wilson

March 4, 1873 - November 22, 1875

Republican

William A. Wheeler

March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1881

Republican

Chester A. Arthur

March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881

Republican

Thomas A. Hendricks

March 4, 1885 - November 25, 1885

Democratic

Levi P. Morton

March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893

Republican

Adlai Stevenson

March 4, 1893 - March 4, 1897

Democratic

Garret Hobart

March 4, 1897 - November 21, 1899

Republican

Theodore Roosevelt

March 4, 1901 - September 14, 1901

Republican

Charles W. Fairbanks

March 4, 1905 - March 4, 1909

Republican

James S. Sherman

March 4, 1909 - October 30, 1912

Republican

Thomas R. Marshall

March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921

Democratic

Calvin Coolidge

March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923

Republican

Charles G. Dawes

March 4, 1925 - March 4, 1929

Republican

Charles Curtis

March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933

Republican

John Nance Garner

March 4, 1933 - January 20, 1941

Democratic

Henry A. Wallace

January 20, 1941 - January 20, 1945

Democratic

Harry S. Truman

January 20, 1945 - April 12, 1945

Deomcratic

Alben W. Barkley

January 20, 1949 - January 20, 1953

Democratic

Richard Nixon

January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

Republican

Lyndon B. Johnson

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Democratic

Hubert Humphrey

January 20, 1965 - January 20, 1969

Democratic

Spiro Agnew

January 20, 1969 - October 10, 1973

Republican

Gerald Ford

December 6, 1973 - August 9, 1974

Republican

Nelson Rockefeller

December 19, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Republican

Walter Mondale

January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981

Democratic

George H.W. Bush

January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989

Republican

Dan Quayle

January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993

Republican

Al Gore

January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001

Democratic

Dick Cheney

January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2009

Republican

Joe Biden

January 20, 2009 - Present

Democratic

Major Wars

French and Indian War

May 28, 1754 - February 10, 1763

Seven Years' War

May 15, 1756 - February 10, 1763

Treaty of Paris (1763)

February 10, 1763

Siege of Boston

April 19, 1775 - March 17, 1776

American Revolutionary War

April 19, 1775 - September 3, 1783

Battles of Lexington and Concord

April 19, 1775

Battle of Bunker Hill/Breed's Hill

June 17, 1775

Battle of Saratoga

September 19, 1777

Battle of Saratoga

October 7, 1777

Siege of Yorktown

September 28, 1781 - October 19, 1781

Treaty of Paris (1783)

September 3, 1783

War of 1812

June 18, 1812 - February 18, 1815

Treaty of Ghent

December 24, 1814

Battle of New Orleans

January 8, 1815

Battle of the Alamo

February 23, 1836 - March 6, 1836

Mexican-American War

April 25, 1846 - February 2, 1848

Battle of Palo Alto

May 8, 1846

Battle of Chapultepec

September 12, 1847 - September 13, 1847

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

February 2, 1848

American Civil War

April 2, 1861 - May 10, 1865

Battle of Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861

Monitor vs Merrimack

March 8, 1862 - March 9, 1862

Battle of Shiloh

April 6, 1862 - April 7, 1862

Second Battle of Bull Run/Manassas

August 28, 1862 - August 30, 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

Sinking of the USS Maine

February 15, 1898

Spanish-American War

April 25, 1898 - August 12, 1898

Battle of San Juan Hill

July 1, 1898

Treaty of Paris (1898)

December 10, 1898

World War I

July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918

Sinking of the RMS Lusitania

May 7, 1915

Zimmermann Telegram

January 16, 1917

US involvement in World War I

April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918

Meuse-Argonne Offensive

September 26, 1918 - November 11, 1918

Treaty of Versailles

June 28, 1919

World War II

September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

US involvement in World War II

December 8, 1941 - September 2, 1945

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

Guadalcanal Campaign

August 7, 1942 - February 9, 1943

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Battle of Leyte Gulf

October 23, 1944 - October 26, 1944

Battle of the Bulge

December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945

Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19, 1945 - March 26, 1945

Battle of Okinawa

April 1, 1945 - June 22, 1945

Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 1945

Bombing of Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

Bombing of Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Surrender of Japan

August 15, 1945

Japan signs surrender documents

September 2, 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Battle of Chosin Reservoir

November 27, 1950 - December 13, 1950

Korean Armistice Agreement

July 27, 1953

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Gulf of Tonkin incident

August 2, 1964

US combat troops in Vietnam

March 8, 1965 - March 29, 1973

Battle of la Drang

November 14, 1965 - November 18, 1965

Tet Offensive

January 30, 1968

Battle of Hue

January 30, 1968 - March 3, 1968

Fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975

Gulf War

August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991

Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down)

October 3, 1993 - October 4, 1993

War on Terror

October 7, 2001 - Present

Iraq War

March 20, 2003 - December 15, 2011

Battle of Baghdad

April 3, 2003 - April 12, 2003

First Battle of Fallujah

April 4, 2004 - May 1, 2004

Minor Wars/UN Actions/CIA Actions

Northwest Indian War

1785 - 1795

Quasi-War

1798 - 1800

First Barbary War

May 10, 1801 - June 10, 1805

Tecumseh's War

August 1811 - November 1811

Second Barbary War

1815

West Indies Anti-Piracy Operations

1817 - 1825

First Seminole War

November 22, 1817 - April 12, 1818

African Anti-Slavery Operations

1819 - 1861

Callao Affair

November 5, 1821 - November 6, 1821

Arikara War

August 1823

Aegean Anti-Piracy Operations

1825 - 1828

Winnebago War

1827

First Sumatran Operation

February 6, 1832 - February 9, 1832

Black Hawk War

May 1832 - August 1832

Second Seminole War

December 23, 1835 - August 14, 1842

United States Exploring Expedition

1838 - 1842

Second Sumatran Expedition

December 1838 - January 1839

Capture of Monterey

October 19, 1842 - October 20, 1842

Battle of Kororareka

March 11, 1845

Cayuse War

1847 - 1855

Apache Wars

1849 - 1900

Pitt River Expedition

April 28, 1850 - September 13, 1850

Bombardment of San Juan del Norte

July 13, 1854

Third Seminole War

1855 - 1858

Puget Sound War

1855 - 1856

Rogue River Wars

1855 - 1856

Yamika War

1855 - 1858

Battle of Ty-ho Bay

August 4, 1855

First Fiji Expedition

October 1855

Second Opium War

1856 - 1859

Navajo Wars

1858 - 1866

Second Fiji Expedition

October 6, 1858 - October 16, 1858

Paraguay Expedition

1859

Paiute War

1860

Battle of Antón Lizardo

March 6, 1860

Bombardment of Qui Nhon

July 31, 1861

Dakota War of 1862

August 17, 1862 - December 26, 1862

Colorado War

1863 - 1865

Shimonoseki Campaign

July 20, 1863 - September 6, 1864

Snake War

1864 - 1868

Powder River Expedition

August 1, 1865 - September 24, 1865

Red Cloud's War

1866 - 1868

Comanche Campaign

1867 - 1875

Formosa Expedition

June 1867

Battle of Boca Teacapan

June 17, 1870

Korean Expedition

June 1, 1871 - July 3, 1871

Modoc War

July 6, 1872 - June 4, 1873

Oahu Expedition

February 12, 1874

Red River War

June 27, 1874 - June 1875

Black Hills War

1876 - 1877

Nez Perce War

June 1877 - October 1877

Cheyenne War

1878 - 1879

Bannock War

1878

White River War

1879 - 1880

Sheepeater Indian War

1879

Egyptian Expedition

June 1882 - July 1882

Colombian Civil War

March 30, 1885 - April 24, 1885

Samoan Crisis

1887 - 1889

Pine Ridge Campaign

November 1890 - January 1891

Chilean Civil War

1891

Bering Sea Anti-Poaching Operations

June 22, 1891 - October 5, 1891

Rio de Janeiro Affair

January 21, 1894 - January 29, 1894

Second Samoan Civil War

1898 - 1899

Moro Rebellion

1899 - 1913

Philippine-American War

June 2, 1899 - July 4, 1902

Boxer Rebellion

September 28, 1899 - August 15, 1900

Occupation of Nicaragua

1912 - 1933

Mexican Revolution

April 21, 1914 - June 16, 1919

Occupation of Haiti

July 28, 1915 - August 1, 1934

First Occupation of the Dominican Republic

1916 - 1924

Russian Civil War

1918 - 1920

First Indochina War

September 23, 1950 - August 1, 1954

Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Revolts of the 1950s

October 30, 1950 - March 1, 1954

Laotian Civil War

November 9, 1953 - December 2, 1975

1958 Lebanon Crisis

July 15, 1958 - October 25, 1958

Congo Crisis

June 30, 1960 - November 25, 1965

Colombia

1964 - Present

Second Occupation of the Dominican Republic

April 28, 1965 - July 1, 1966

Cambodian Civil War

March 11, 1967 - April 17, 1975

War on Drugs

1971 - Present

Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

December 3, 1971 - December 16, 1971

Yom Kippur War

October 6, 1973 - October 25, 1973

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 24, 1979 - February 15, 1989

Gulf of Sidra Incident (1981)

August 19, 1981

Lebanese Civil War

August 24, 1982 - February 7, 1984

Invasion of Grenada

October 25, 1983 - December 15, 1983

Action in the Gulf of Sidra

March 1986

Bombing of Libya

April 15, 1986

Iran-Iraq War

July 24, 1987 - September 26, 1988

Gulf of Sidra Incident (1989)

January 4, 1989

Invasion of Panama

December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990

Iraqi No-fly Zones

1991 - 2003

Somali Civil War

1991 - 1994

Bosnian War

March 1, 1992 - December 14, 1995

Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti)

September 19, 1994 - March 31, 1995

Bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan

August 20, 1998

Second Liberian Civil War

1999 - 2003

Kosovo War

March 24, 1999 - June 10, 1999

Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan

October 7, 2001 - Present

Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines

January 15, 2002 - Present

Operation Enduring Freedom-Horn of Africa

October 7, 2002 - Present

War in North-West Pakistan

March 16, 2004 - Present

Mexican Drug War

December 11, 2006 - Present

Operation Enduring Freedom-Trans Sahara

February 6, 2007 - Present

Yemeni al-Qaeda Crackdown

January 14, 2010 - Present

Libyan Civil War

March 19, 2011 - October 23, 2011

Lord's Resistance Army Insurgency

October 2011 - Present

Presidents' Lives

George Washington

February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799

John Adams

October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826

Thomas Jefferson

April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826

James Madison

March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836

James Monroe

April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831

Andrew Jackson

March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845

John Quincy Adams

July 11, 1767 - February 23, 1848

William Henry Harrison

February 9, 1773 - April 4, 1841

Martin Van Buren

December 5, 1782 - July 24, 1862

Zachary Taylor

November 24, 1784 - July 9, 1850

John Tyler

March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862

James Buchanan

April 23, 1791 - June 1, 1868

James K. Polk

November 2, 1795 - June 15, 1849

Millard FIllmore

January 7, 1800 - March 8, 1874

Franklin Pierce

November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869

Andrew Johnson

December 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875

Abraham Lincoln

February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865

Ulysses S. Grant

April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885

Rutherford B. Hayes

October 4, 1822 - January 17, 1893

Chester A. Arthur

October 5, 1829 - November 18, 1886

James A. Garfield

November 19, 1831 - September 19, 1881

Benjamin Harrison

August 20, 1833 - March 13, 1901

Grover Cleveland

March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908

William McKinley

January 29, 1843 - September 14, 1901

Woodrow Wilson

December 28, 1856 - February 3, 1924

William Howard Taft

September 15, 1857 - March 8, 1930

Theodore Roosevelt

October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919

Warren G. Harding

November 2, 1865 - August 2, 1923

Calvin Coolidge

July 4, 1872 - January 5, 1933

Herbert Hoover

August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964

Franklin D. Roosevelt

January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945

Harry S. Truman

May 8, 1884 - December 26, 1972

Dwight D. Eisenhower

October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969

Lyndon B. Johnson

August 27, 1908 - January 22, 1973

Ronald Reagan

February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004

Richard Nixon

January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994

Gerald Ford

July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006

Born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

John F. Kennedy

May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963

George H.W. Bush

June 12, 1924 - Present

Jimmy Carter

October 1, 1924 - Present

George W. Bush

July 6, 1946 - Present

Bill Clinton

August 19, 1946 - Present

Barack Obama

August 4, 1961 - Present

Charles L. Houston

December 23, 1988 - Present