US-Präsidenten seit Im April wurde Vizepräsident Harry Truman durch den Tod Franklin D. Roosevelts Dwight D. Eisenhower durchlief vor. Donald Trump wurde zum US-Präsidenten gewählt. Welche Präsidenten vor ihm in der Regierungsresidenz in Washington gelebt haben. Welche das. USA / PRÄSIDENTEN-MORDESchüsse von hinten. Beide US-Präsidenten waren Vorkämpfer der Rassengleichheit. Beide wurden an einem Freitag ermordet.
George Clinton March 4, — April 20, Died in office. Elbridge Gerry March 4, — November 23, Died in office. James Monroe — Lived: John Quincy Adams — Lived: Andrew Jackson — Lived: Calhoun [h] March 4, — December 28, Resigned from office.
Martin Van Buren March 4, — March 4, Martin Van Buren — Lived: March 4, — April 4, Died in office. William Henry Harrison — Lived: United States Minister to Colombia — John Tyler Succeeded to presidency.
April 4, [i] — March 4, John Tyler — Lived: Whig April 4, — September 13, Unaffiliated September 13, — March 4, [j].
March 4, — July 9, Died in office. Zachary Taylor — Lived: Millard Fillmore Succeeded to presidency. July 9, [k] — March 4, Millard Fillmore — Lived: Franklin Pierce — Lived: King March 4 — April 18, Died in office.
James Buchanan — Lived: March 4, — April 15, Died in office. Abraham Lincoln — Lived: Republican National Union [l]. Hannibal Hamlin March 4, — March 4, Andrew Johnson March 4 — April 15, Succeeded to presidency.
April 15, — March 4, Andrew Johnson — Lived: National Union April 15, — c. Commanding General of the U. Army — No prior elected office. Schuyler Colfax March 4, — March 4, Henry Wilson March 4, — November 22, Died in office.
March 4, — September 19, Died in office. Arthur Succeeded to presidency. September 19, [n] — March 4, Grover Cleveland — Lived: Hendricks March 4 — November 25, Died in office.
Benjamin Harrison — Lived: Senator Class 1 from Indiana — March 4, — September 14, Died in office. William McKinley — Lived: Garret Hobart March 4, — November 21, Died in office.
Theodore Roosevelt March 4 — September 14, Succeeded to presidency. September 14, — March 4, Theodore Roosevelt — Lived: Office vacant September 14, — March 4, Fairbanks March 4, — March 4, William Howard Taft — Lived: Sherman March 4, — October 30, Died in office.
Woodrow Wilson — Lived: March 4, — August 2, Died in office. Senator Class 3 from Ohio — Calvin Coolidge Succeeded to presidency. August 2, [o] — March 4, Calvin Coolidge — Lived: Office vacant August 2, — March 4, Dawes March 4, — March 4, Herbert Hoover — Lived: March 4, — April 12, Died in office.
Garner March 4, — January 20, [p]. Wallace January 20, — January 20, Truman January 20 — April 12, Succeeded to presidency. April 12, — January 20, Office vacant April 12, — January 20, Barkley January 20, — January 20, January 20, — January 20, Supreme Allied Commander Europe — No prior elected office.
January 20, — November 22, Died in office. Kennedy — Lived: Senator Class 1 from Massachusetts — Johnson Succeeded to presidency.
November 22, — January 20, Office vacant November 22, — January 20, Hubert Humphrey January 20, — January 20, January 20, — August 9, Resigned from office.
Richard Nixon — Lived: Spiro Agnew January 20, — October 10, Resigned from office. Office vacant October 10 — December 6, Gerald Ford December 6, — August 9, Succeeded to presidency.
August 9, — January 20, Gerald Ford — Lived: Office vacant August 9 — December 19, Nelson Rockefeller December 19, — January 20, Jimmy Carter Born 94 years old   .
Ronald Reagan — Lived: Bush — Lived: Bill Clinton Born 72 years old   . Bush Born 72 years old  .
Barack Obama Born 57 years old  . Senator Class 3 from Illinois — January 20, — Incumbent. Donald Trump Born 72 years old  .
Chairman of The Trump Organization — No prior elected office. Representative from Massachusetts — Grant sought a non-consecutive third term in ,  as did Theodore Roosevelt in though it would have been only his second full term.
In , after leading the nation through the Great Depression , Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, breaking the self-imposed precedent. Four years later, with the U.
Bush , and Barack Obama. Both Jimmy Carter and George H. Bush sought a second term, but were defeated. Richard Nixon was elected to a second term, but resigned before completing it.
Johnson , having held the presidency for one full term in addition to only 14 months of John F. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution allows for the removal of high federal officials, including the president, from office for " treason , bribery , or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Two presidents have been impeached by the House of Representatives: Andrew Johnson in , and Bill Clinton in Both were acquitted by the senate: Johnson by one vote, and Clinton by 17 votes.
Additionally, the House Judiciary Committee commenced impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon in ; however, he resigned from office before the full House voted on the articles of impeachment.
Succession to or vacancies in the office of president may arise under several possible circumstances: Deaths have occurred a number of times, resignation has occurred only once, and removal from office has never occurred.
Under Section 3 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment , the president may transfer the presidential powers and duties to the vice president, who then becomes acting president , by transmitting a statement to the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate stating the reasons for the transfer.
The president resumes the discharge of the presidential powers and duties upon transmitting, to those two officials, a written declaration stating that resumption.
Such a transfer of power has occurred on three occasions: Ronald Reagan to George H. Bush once, on July 13, , and George W.
Bush to Dick Cheney twice, on June 29, , and on July 21, Under Section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment , the vice president, in conjunction with a majority of the Cabinet , may transfer the presidential powers and duties from the president to the vice president by transmitting a written declaration to the Speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate that the president is incapacitated —unable to discharge their presidential powers and duties.
If this occurs, then the vice president will assume the presidential powers and duties as acting president; however, the president can declare that no such inability exists and resume the discharge of the presidential powers and duties.
If the vice president and Cabinet contest this claim, it is up to Congress, which must meet within two days if not already in session, to decide the merit of the claim.
The Cabinet currently has 15 members, of which the Secretary of State is first in line; the other Cabinet secretaries follow in the order in which their department or the department of which their department is the successor was created.
Those department heads who are constitutionally ineligible to be elected to the presidency are also disqualified from assuming the powers and duties of the presidency through succession.
No statutory successor has yet been called upon to act as president. Throughout most of its history, politics of the United States have been dominated by political parties.
Political parties had not been anticipated when the U. Constitution was drafted in , nor did they exist at the time of the first presidential election in — Organized political parties developed in the U.
Those who supported the Washington administration were referred to as "pro-administration" and would eventually form the Federalist Party , while those in opposition joined the emerging Democratic-Republican Party.
Greatly concerned about the very real capacity of political parties to destroy the fragile unity holding the nation together, Washington remained unaffiliated with any political faction or party throughout his eight-year presidency.
He was, and remains, the only U. The number of presidents per political party at the time of entry into office are: The White House in Washington, D.
The site was selected by George Washington, and the cornerstone was laid in Every president since John Adams in has lived there.
At various times in U. The federal government pays for state dinners and other official functions, but the president pays for personal, family, and guest dry cleaning and food.
A place of solitude and tranquility, the site has been used extensively to host foreign dignitaries since the s.
The primary means of long distance air travel for the president is one of two identical Boeing VC aircraft, which are extensively modified Boeing airliners and are referred to as Air Force One while the president is on board although any U.
Air Force aircraft the president is aboard is designated as "Air Force One" for the duration of the flight. In-country trips are typically handled with just one of the two planes, while overseas trips are handled with both, one primary and one backup.
The president also has access to smaller Air Force aircraft, most notably the Boeing C , which are used when the president must travel to airports that cannot support a jumbo jet.
Any civilian aircraft the president is aboard is designated Executive One for the flight. For short distance air travel, the president has access to a fleet of U.
Marine Corps helicopters of varying models, designated Marine One when the president is aboard any particular one in the fleet.
Flights are typically handled with as many as five helicopters all flying together and frequently swapping positions as to disguise which helicopter the president is actually aboard to any would-be threats.
For ground travel, the president uses the presidential state car , which is an armored limousine designed to look like a Cadillac sedan, but built on a truck chassis.
The president also has access to two armored motorcoaches , which are primarily used for touring trips. The presidential plane, called Air Force One when the president is inside.
Marine One helicopter, when the president is aboard. Secret Service is charged with protecting the president and the first family.
As part of their protection, presidents, first ladies , their children and other immediate family members, and other prominent persons and locations are assigned Secret Service codenames.
Under the Former Presidents Act , all living former presidents are granted a pension, an office, and a staff.
The pension has increased numerous times with Congressional approval. Bush , and all subsequent presidents. Some presidents have had significant careers after leaving office.
Grover Cleveland , whose bid for reelection failed in , was elected president again four years later in Two former presidents served in Congress after leaving the White House: John Quincy Adams was elected to the House of Representatives, serving there for seventeen years, and Andrew Johnson returned to the Senate in John Tyler served in the provisional Congress of the Confederate States during the Civil War and was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives, but died before that body first met.
Presidents may use their predecessors as emissaries to deliver private messages to other nations or as official representatives of the United States to state funerals and other important foreign events.
Bill Clinton has also worked as an informal ambassador, most recently in the negotiations that led to the release of two American journalists , Laura Ling and Euna Lee , from North Korea.
Clinton has also been active politically since his presidential term ended, working with his wife Hillary on her and presidential bids and President Obama on his reelection campaign.
As of February there are four living former U. The most recent former president to die was George H. Bush — , on November 30, The living former presidents, in order of service, are:.
Every president since Herbert Hoover has created a repository known as a presidential library for preserving and making available his papers, records, and other documents and materials.
Completed libraries are deeded to and maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration NARA ; the initial funding for building and equipping each library must come from private, non-federal sources.
There are also presidential libraries maintained by state governments and private foundations and Universities of Higher Education, such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum , which is run by the State of Illinois , the George W.
A number of presidents have lived for many years after leaving office, and several of them have personally overseen the building and opening of their own presidential libraries.
Some have even made arrangements for their own burial at the site. Several presidential libraries contain the graves of the president they document, including the Dwight D.
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The War Powers Resolution of contains only vague consultation requirements. Instead, it relies on reporting requirements that, if triggered, begin the clock running for Congress to approve the particular armed conflict.
By the terms of the Resolution, however, Congress need not act to disapprove the conflict; the cessation of all hostilities is required in 60 to 90 days merely if Congress fails to act.
Many have criticized this aspect of the Resolution as unwise and unconstitutional, and no president in the past 35 years has filed a report "pursuant" to these triggering provisions.
Retrieved September 28, Retrieved November 8, Presidents have sent forces abroad more than times; Congress has declared war only five times: President Reagan told Congress of the invasion of Grenada two hours after he had ordered the landing.
He told Congressional leaders of the bombing of Libya while the aircraft were on their way. It was not clear whether the White House consulted with Congressional leaders about the military action, or notified them in advance.
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Nixon for possible crimes in Watergate has a Presidential pardon so pointedly raised the issue of whether the President was trying to shield officials for political purposes.
The prosecutor charged that Mr. Former president Clinton issued pardons on his last day in office, including several to controversial figures, such as commodities trader Rich, then a fugitive on tax evasion charges.
Center for American Progress. Retrieved October 8, Retrieved November 29, Use of the state secrets privilege in courts has grown significantly over the last twenty-five years.
In the twenty-three years between the decision in Reynolds  and the election of Jimmy Carter, in , there were four reported cases in which the government invoked the privilege.
Between and , there were a total of fifty-one reported cases in which courts ruled on invocation of the privilege. Because reported cases only represent a fraction of the total cases in which the privilege is invoked or implicated, it is unclear precisely how dramatically the use of the privilege has grown.
But the increase in reported cases is indicative of greater willingness to assert the privilege than in the past.
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But while her voiceover delivered a scathing critique, the video footage was all drawn from carefully-staged photo-ops of Reagan smiling with seniors and addressing large crowds U of Minnesota Press.
Even before Kennedy ran for Congress, he had become fascinated, through his Hollywood acquaintances and visits, with the idea of image Gene Healy argues that because voters expect the president to do everything When they inevitably fail to keep their promises, voters swiftly become disillusioned.
Yet they never lose their romantic idea that the president should drive the economy, vanquish enemies, lead the free world, comfort tornado victims, heal the national soul and protect borrowers from hidden credit-card fees.
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The presidency of William Henry Harrison , who died 31 days after taking office in , was the shortest in American history. Roosevelt served the longest, over twelve years, before dying early in his fourth term in He is the only U.
Since the ratification of the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution in , no person may be elected president more than twice and no one who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected may be elected more than once.
Harding , and Franklin D. Roosevelt , four were assassinated Abraham Lincoln , James A. Kennedy , and one resigned Richard Nixon facing impeachment.
John Tyler was the first vice president to assume the presidency during a presidential term, and set the precedent that a vice president who does so becomes the fully functioning president with his own presidency, as opposed to a caretaker president.
It also established a mechanism by which an intra-term vacancy in the vice presidency could be filled. The following year, Ford became the second to do so when he chose Nelson Rockefeller to succeed him after he acceded to the presidency.
As no mechanism existed for filling an intra-term vacancy in the vice presidency prior to , the office was left vacant until filled through the next ensuing presidential election.
Throughout most of its history, American politics has been dominated by political parties. The Constitution is silent on the issue of political parties, and at the time it came into force in , there were no parties.
Soon after the 1st Congress convened, factions began rallying around dominant Washington Administration officials, such as Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
Greatly concerned about the capacity of political parties to destroy the fragile unity holding the nation together, Washington remained unaffiliated with any political faction or party throughout his eight-year presidency.
He was, and remains, the only U. Several presidents campaigned unsuccessfully for other U. Tyler served in the Provisional Confederate Congress from to He was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives in November , but died before he could take his seat.
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For example, George Washington served two consecutive terms and is counted as the first president not the first and second. Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd president and the 24th president because his two terms were not consecutive.
A vice president who temporarily becomes acting president under the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution is not counted, because the president remains in office during such a period.
As a result, his first term was only 1, days long as opposed to the usual 1, , and was the shortest term for a U. The elections of were the first ones in the United States that were contested on anything resembling a partisan basis.
As a result, his first term was only 1, days long, and was the shortest term for a U. Federalist John Adams was elected president, and Jefferson of the Democratic-Republicans was elected vice president.
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Garner March 4, — January 20, [r]. Some day I hope to meet you. Pegler , a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. Truman was criticized by many for the letter.
However, he pointed out that he wrote it as a loving father and not as the president. In , William M. A report by the Truman administration titled To Secure These Rights presented a detailed ten-point agenda of civil rights reforms.
Speaking about this report, international developments have to be taken into account, for with the UN-Charter being passed in , the question whether international human rights law could be applicable also on an inner-land basis became crucial in the U.
Though the report acknowledged that such a path was not free from controversy in the s U. In February , the president submitted a civil rights agenda to Congress that proposed creating several federal offices devoted to issues such as voting rights and fair employment practices.
Another executive order, also in , made it illegal to discriminate against persons applying for civil service positions based on race. This committee ensured defense contractors did not discriminate because of race.
Truman made five international trips during his presidency: In , the U. However all his close advisors, pointing to his age, his failing abilities, and his poor showing in the polls, talked him out of it.
His first choice, Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson , had declined to run; Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson had also turned Truman down, Vice President Barkley was considered too old,   and Truman distrusted and disliked Senator Kefauver, who had made a name for himself by his investigations of the Truman administration scandals.
Truman had hoped to recruit General Eisenhower as a Democratic candidate, but found him more interested in seeking the Republican nomination.
Accordingly, Truman let his name be entered in the New Hampshire primary by supporters. The highly unpopular Truman was handily defeated by Kefauver; 18 days later the president formally announced he would not seek a second full term.
Truman was eventually able to persuade Stevenson to run, and the governor gained the nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
He pledged to clean up the "mess in Washington," and promised to "go to Korea. While Truman and Eisenhower had previously been on good terms, Truman felt annoyed that Eisenhower did not denounce Joseph McCarthy during the campaign.
Anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, and anti-foreignism" within the Republican Party. Upon leaving the presidency, Truman returned to Independence, Missouri, to live at the Wallace home he and Bess had shared for years with her mother.
He also turned down numerous offers for commercial endorsements. Since his earlier business ventures had proved unsuccessful, he had no personal savings.
As a result, he faced financial challenges. Once Truman left the White House, his only income was his old army pension: In , however, there was no such benefit package for former presidents,  and he received no pension for his Senate service.
Truman took out a personal loan from a Missouri bank shortly after leaving office, and then found a lucrative book deal for his memoirs.
Memoirs by Harry S. Year of Decisions and Memoirs by Harry S. Years of Trial and Hope. The former president was quoted in as saying to then-House Majority Leader John McCormack , "Had it not been for the fact that I was able to sell some property that my brother, sister, and I inherited from our mother, I would practically be on relief, but with the sale of that property I am not financially embarrassed.
Roosevelt, had organized his own presidential library , but legislation to enable future presidents to do something similar had not been enacted.
Truman worked to garner private donations to build a presidential library, which he donated to the federal government to maintain and operate—a practice adopted by his successors.
Max Skidmore, in his book on the life of former presidents, noted that Truman was a well-read man, especially in history. Skidmore added that the presidential papers legislation and the founding of his library "was the culmination of his interest in history.
Together they constitute an enormous contribution to the United States—one of the greatest of any former president. Averell Harriman of New York. After a fall in his home in late , his physical condition declined.
In , President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill at the Harry S. He developed multiple organ failure and died at 7: A week after the funeral, foreign dignitaries and Washington officials attended a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral.
Bess died in ; they are buried at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence. Vigorous, hard-working, simple, he had grown up close to the soil of the Midwest and understood the struggles of the people on the farms and in the small towns.
After 10 years in the Senate, he had risen above the Pendergast organization. Still, he had come from a world of two-bit politicians, and its aura was one that he never was able to shed entirely.
And he did retain certain characteristics one often sees in machine-bred politicians: Citing continuing divisions within the Democratic Party, the ongoing Cold War, and the boom and bust cycle, journalist Samuel Lubell in stated: Nowhere in the whole Truman record can one point to a single, decisive break-through All his skills and energies—and he was among our hardest-working Presidents—were directed to standing still.
The period following his death consolidated a partial rehabilitation of his legacy among both historians and members of the public. Truman has had his latter-day critics as well.
After a review of information available to Truman about the presence of espionage activities in the U. The fall of the Soviet Union in caused Truman advocates to claim vindication for his decisions in the postwar period.
According to Truman biographer Robert Dallek , "His contribution to victory in the cold war without a devastating nuclear conflict elevated him to the stature of a great or near-great president.
McCoy in his book on the Truman presidency:. Harry Truman himself gave a strong and far-from-incorrect impression of being a tough, concerned and direct leader.
He was occasionally vulgar, often partisan, and usually nationalistic On his own terms, Truman can be seen as having prevented the coming of a third world war and having preserved from Communist oppression much of what he called the free world.
Yet clearly he largely failed to achieve his Wilsonian aim of securing perpetual peace, making the world safe for democracy, and advancing opportunities for individual development internationally.
In , Truman traveled to Europe with his wife. In , he helped establish the Grandview Lodge, and he served as its first Worshipful Master. In September , during his Senate re-election campaign, Truman was elected Grand Master of the Missouri Grand Lodge of Freemasonry; Truman said later that the Masonic election assured his victory in the general election.
Southern Jurisdiction Headquarters in Washington D. In , the Truman Scholarship was created as a federal program to honor U. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering was created as a distinguished postdoctoral three-year appointment at Sandia National Laboratories.
Truman School of Public Affairs to advance the study and practice of governance. A member institution of the City Colleges of Chicago , Harry S Truman College in Chicago, Illinois , is named in his honor for his dedication to public colleges and universities.
In , the headquarters for the State Department , built in the s but never officially named, was dedicated as the Harry S Truman Building. Truman, was erected in with donations from Greek-Americans.
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