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Democratic Presidents

The Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the United States. It is often called the party of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson because of the influence both men had on it.

The presidents that have represented the Democratic Party throughout the years have had varied philosophies on how to govern the people, how to manage the economy, and how to lead the United States in world affairs. Some of them were good, and some were not so good.

Some led the country during and through times of great prosperity, while others had to endure times of great economic hardships. Some are considered wartime presidents who led with military might while others presided over times of peaceful co-existence with the rest of the world.

By and large, they have all contributed, in one way or another, to making the United States what it is today.

  • Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
  • James Madison (1809-1817)
  • James Monroe (1817-1825)
  • John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
  • Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
  • Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
  • James K. Polk (1845-1849)
  • Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
  • James Buchanan (1857-1861)
  • Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)*
  • Grover Cleveland (1885-1889; 1893-1897)**
  • Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)***
  • Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)****
  • John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
  • Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  • Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  • Barack Obama (2009-

*Although a Democrat, Andrew Johnson was elected on the Union ticket as Vice President to Abraham Lincoln. On Lincoln's assassination, Johnson became president and oversaw the ending of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives but was acquitted by the Senate.

**Grover Cleveland was elected to the presidency twice, but not in consecutive terms.

***Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the only president to have been elected and re-elected to office for an unprecedented four consecutive terms from 1933 to 1945. He led the United States out of the Great Depression with his New Deal Coalition which brought about the Social Security Act and other much needed economic changes. He led the country through the darkest hours of World War II, yet he did not live to see the end of the war. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia.

****As Vice President, Harry Truman ascended to the Presidency of the United States upon the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945. Truman authorized the dropping of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, bringing a speedy end to World War II.



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