Appendix BU.S. President

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This is a chronological listing of the presidents of the United States.

1789

George Washington takes office as the first president, defeating John Adams who becomes vice president.

1797

John Adams takes office as the second president, defeating Thomas Jefferson.

1801

Thomas Jefferson takes office as the third president, defeating John Adams.

1805

Jefferson is reelected president, defeating Charles Pinckney.

1809

James Madison takes office as the fourth president, defeating Rufus King.

1812

Madison is reelected president, defeating DeWitt Clinton.

1817

James Monroe takes office as the fifth president, defeating John Quincy ...

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