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15 February 2021

America's First 10 Presidents ~ A Quick Summary

George Washington served as President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 (about a decade). During his administration the Bill of Rights became law. 

American Presidents AFTER George Washington, in order: John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; James Monroe; John Quincy Adams; Andrew Jackson; Martin Van Buren; William Henry Harrison; and John Tyler.

First Ladies:

* Martha Washington;

* Abigail Adams;

* Martha Jefferson;

* Dolley Madison;

* Elizabeth Monroe;

* Louisa Adams;

* Rachel Jackson;

* Hannah Van Buren;

* Anna Harrison; and

* Leticia Tyler.

Quick Facts About the Presidents:

  • George Washington ~ called the “Father of His Country”

  • John Adams ~ he was the nation's first Vice-President

  • Thomas Jefferson ~ he was the nation's second Vice-President

  • James Madison ~ US declared war on Britain and British burned down the White House

  • James Monroe ~ Spain gave US Florida in order to settle a $5 million debt

  • John Quincy Adams ~ he was the son of John Adams

  • Andrew Jackson ~ had a “Kitchen Cabinet” of informal advisors in addition to the formal presidential cabinet

  • Martin Van Buren ~ major banks closed which started the Panic of 1837 and the was an economic depression that lasted for his entire presidency

  • William Henry Harrison ~ inaugurated on March 4, 1841; died of pneumonia at the White House on April 4th

  • John Tyler ~ signed bills permitting Florida and Texas to be admitted to the Union and become the 27th and 28th states

Did you know that:

* July 4th is America's Independence Day. Three of the first ten presidents died on the 4th of July? John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both passed away in 1826. James Monroe died in 1831.

REF: U.S. History Timeline: From Washington to Tyler.

Presidents' Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February.

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