History of the United States
Politics and Government
John F. Kennedy
US Civil War
George W. Bush
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Elections and Voting
History, Politics & Society
US Vice Presidents
Nobel Prize Winners
The US President is the head of state and the head of the federal government of the United States of America. The president's power is checked and balanced by the two other branches of the US Government, which are Congress and the Supreme Court.
Asked in US Presidents, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton
Who did former President George W. Bush support in the 2008 Presidential election?
John McCain because John McCain was a Republican same as George Bush. Obama was Democratic, their rival. ...
What US President was not elected either President or Vice President?
Gerald R. Ford. Ford was selected and confirmed as the vice President on December 6, 1973, while he was a US Congressman, after the resignation of Vice president Spiro T. Agnew. Ford then became President on August 9, 1974 with the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. (Ford ran for reelection but was defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976, so he was never elected President or vice president.) ...
What are the qualifications for US president?
The Constitutional requirements to be president are: 1. be at least 35 years old 2. be a natural-born US citizen* 3. live in the US for 14 years. * The Constitution specifically states that one must be a "natural-born" US citizen not "native-born." "natural born " is not defined by the Constitution and has not definitively been defined by the Supreme Court but is generally interpreted to mean either born in US territory or born of US citizens (see the Related Link below on...
What are some opinions about what President Obama has done right as President during his term so far?
This question is asking for opinions. Please keep the tone friendly when adding yours. This question is for voicing your opinion about what has been done right. See the related question below for voicing your opinions about what was done wrong in his Presidential term so far. If you disagree with another opinion in these answers, do not put that here, that is what the discussion section is for. When adding your opinion, put it below those opinions before yours. *Note: some opinions...
Asked in US Presidents, Barack Obama
What are the names of Barack Obama's daughters?
The President has two children, both daughters. Their names are Malia Ann, born on July 4, 1998, and "Sasha"(Natasha), born on June 10, 2001. From the available information, it would appear that Sasha does not have a given middle name. Her first name is Natasha, but she seems to prefer her nickname, Sasha. ...
Who elects the US president?
The Electoral College elects the president. The members, called electors, are elected by the popular vote of the citizens of each state in the general election, which is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The candidates for elector have the same party affiliations as the candidates for president and VP and citizens select the electors accordingly. Often the names of the electors do not appear on the ballot, just the candidates they represent. However electors are not legally...
Asked in US Presidents
Who is the President of The United States of America?
Donald J. Trump is the current President of the United States. He was elected on November 8, 2016 and succeeded Barack Obama on January 20, 2017. ...
Who was the first President of the United States?
General George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States of America under the US Constitution. He was elected in 1787 and again in 1792 and served as President from April 30,1789 until March 4, 1797. The Hanson argument-- Sometimes, John Hanson is referred to as the first US president due to his ancestors' success of convincing the Maryland Legislature that he was the first President to serve under the articles of Confederation--- but that is NOT the same as the elected...
Asked in US Presidents, US Supreme Court
What US President later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
William Howard Taft is the only person in US History to serve as both President of the United States and and a member of the US Supreme Court. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding nominated Taft to replace Chief Justice Edward Douglas White, who had died in office. The Senate confirmed his nomination in a secret vote by a margin of 60-4. Taft presided over the Court until 1930, when he was forced to retire due to ill health. ...
Who approves the President's US Supreme Court appointments?
The Senate (Legislative branch) votes to confirm or reject the Presidents' (Executive branch) US Supreme Court (Judicial branch) nominees. Approval requires a simple majority of the Senators voting, unless a Senator attempts to block the vote by filibuster, in which case a three-fifths (60) vote is required to end the filibuster. under current Senate rules. For more information, see Related Questions, below. congress A+ ...
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, US Presidents
How much money does a US president earn?
The US president has earned $400,000 a year since 2001, along with a $150,000 expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for official entertaining and $10,000 per year in franking expenses (letters and postage). All of the President's salary and expenses are approved by Congress. And all of this - except the $100,000 per year in travel expenses per year and the $10,000 per year in franking expenses - is taxable income. Obama's total is $569,000 - Salary - $400,000 - Expense...
How long is a term of office for a US president?
US presidents are elected to a four-year term. The maximum number of full terms that a president can serve is two. Presidents who took over for another president and have served more than two years can seek only one additional term. ...
Asked in US Presidents
How many US Presidents have there been?
There have been 44 men who served as US President as of 2011. It is often said that President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. However, President Obama is only the 43rd different person to serve as President of the United States. This is due to the fact that President Grover Cleveland served non-consecutive terms and so is usually counted as both the 22nd and the 24th President. ...
Which US Presidents were assassinated?
US Presidents who were assassinated and their assassins: Abraham Lincoln: April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth James Garfield: July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau William McKinley: September 6, 1901 by Leon Czolgosz John Kennedy: November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald More details on the assassinations 1) Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 at approximately 10:15 p.m. President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre...
Asked in US Civil War, US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln
When was Abraham Lincoln born?
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. President Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809. for the first time in my lif e i know the answer okaiie ready here it is abrham Lincoln was born on the 12th of February 1802 and freed all the blacks from slavery ...
What US president was elected four times?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was the only U.S. President elected to four terms: 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944. He died on April 12, 1945, only three months into his fourth term, and was succeeded by his Vice President, Harry Truman. On February 27, 1951, almost 7 years after FDR's death, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified essentially limiting the term of the U.S. President to two 4-year terms.* Prior to the 22nd Amendment, there was no limit on the number...
Asked in US Presidents, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy
Who was the first president to serve eight full years?
Thomas Jefferson was first to be in office a full eight years, from 4 March 1801 to 4 March 1809. George Washington , the first president, served two full terms, but his first term started late and began on April 30 , instead of the intended March 4, date due to delays in the government set up, in this very first presidential election. Therefore his first term was a little short of four years and he did not serve a full...
Asked in Thanksgiving, US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln
When did Thanksgiving become a national holiday?
President Lincoln signed a proclamation in 1863 asking "all Americans to ask God to "commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife" and to "heal the wounds of the nation." He made the fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day. Congress would riot make Thanksgiving a national holiday until 1870. The first official US holidays were declared by Congress on June 28, 1870. New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas...
What former US presidents are still alive?
As of February, 2012. there are four US ex-Presidents still alive. These are, in order of Presidency: Jimmy Carter (born October 1, 1924 ) , lives in Atlanta. GA George H. W. Bush (born June 12, 1924), lives in Houston, TX Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946 ) , lives in New York City George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946 ), lives near Crawford, Texas. The most recent presidents to die were Ford in December 2006, Reagan in June 2004/ ...
How many times did President G.W. Bush travel during his presidency?
He was titled the 'Vacation President' because he took over 900 days off in his 8 years in the white house. Also took a five-week long vacation in August, 2005, which no other president has ever done. Known as the first American President to have spent so much money on unofficial travel in American history. He would fly down for vacations, to his ranch in Texas using the Air Force It amounted to 77 such trips, costing (then) $56,000 to $68,000 per...
Who are all of the Presidents of the United States?
List of US Presidents In Order with Dates of Service. George Washington | 1789-1797 John Adams | 1797-1801 | Federalist Thomas Jefferson | 1801-1809 | Democratic-Republican James Madison Jr. | 1809-1817 | Democratic-Republican James Monroe | 1817-1825 | Democratic-Republican John Quincy Adams | 1825-1829 | Democratic-Republican Andrew Jackson | 1829-1837 | Democrat Martin Van Buren | 1837-1841 | Democrat William Henry Harrison | 1841 |Whig | One month before dying in office John Tyler | 1841-1845 | Whig James Knox Polk | 1845-1849 | Democrat Zachary Taylor |...