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US PresidentsEdit

"As the dust settled from the Revolutionary War, America’s founding fathers hashed out a political system that was entirely novel for an era in which monarchs ruled most countries around the world. Free at last from the British Empire, the fledgling nation would have no king. Instead, an elected civilian—the President of the United States of America—would lead the federal government, enforcing the laws of the land and acting as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. And yet, while the presidency has since become an emblem of the American way of life, the country might have gone in a very different direction. Before George Washington took the oath of office on April 30, 1789, many Americans envisioned a crown for the wildly popular Virginia planter. Washington refused, and so did the framers of the Constitution. For more than 200 years, U.S. presidents and their families have resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in a sandstone mansion known as the White House. It has 132 rooms, 412 doors, 28 fireplaces—and not a single throne." Edit

List of U.S. Presidents, in date orderEdit

  *George Washington (1789-97)

Info taken from: http://www.history.com/topics/the-us-presidents

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