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George Washington

President number: First President of U.S.

Political Party: None (Washington opposed the idea of political parties)


Age at Inauguration: 57

Served: 1789-1797

Number of terms: 2

Other Offices or Commissions: President of Constitutional Convention, Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of new United States Army

Died: December 14, 1799

Age at Death: 67

Place of Burial: Mount Vernon, Virginia

Only President to be elected unanimously

Only President inaugurated in 2 cities - New York and Philadelphia

Only President that did not live in the White House. He was involved in the planning of the Capitol.

There were 13 stars on the United States flag when Washington became President in 1789.

Thomas Jefferson

Third President
Lifespan - 1743 -
Place of Birth - April 13, 1743 in Albermarle County, Virginia 
Term as President - 1801-1809
Political Party - Democratic-Republican
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Aaron Burr (1801-5), George Clinton (1805-9)
Religion - Deist
Military Experience - in the military but who saw no action. Was in office during the Tripolitan War, 1800-1805, against the Barbary pirates
Name of Wife - Thomas Jefferson was married to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
Education - William and Mary College - he could read Greek, Latin, French and English
Career - Law, Politician, Statesman
Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769-74
Member of Continental Congress, 1775-76
Governor of Virginia, 1779-81
Member of Continental Congress, 1783-85
Minister to France, 1785-89
Secretary of State, 1790-93 (under Washington)
Vice President, 1797-1801 (under J. Adams)
Place of Death - July 4, 1826 in Monticello in Virginia 

John Adams

John Adams - Second President
Lifespan - 1735 - 1826
Place of Birth - October 30 1735 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Term as President - 1797-1801
Political Party - Federalist
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Thomas Jefferson who was a Democratic Republican.
Religion - Unitarian
John Adams, Military Experience - He had no military experience and there was not a war during his term
Name of Wife - John Adams was married to Abigail Smith Adams 
Family - His son John Quincy Adams became President. Susanna Adams, John Adam's granddaughter, lived in the White House during the last 4 months of his term
Education - Harvard
Career - Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Member of Continental Congress, 1774-78
Commissioner to France, 1778
Minister to the Netherlands, 1780
Minister to England, 1785
Vice President, 1789-97 (under Washington)
Place of Death of John Adams - July 4, 1826, in Quincy, Massachusetts

James Madison

James Madison - Fourth President
Lifespan - 1751 - 1836

Place of Birth - March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, King George, Virginia 
Term as President - 1809 -1817
Political Party - Democratic-Republican
Vice President / Vice Presidents - George Clinton (1809-12), Elbridge Gerry (1813-17)
Religion - Episcopalian
James Madison Military Experience - War of 1812, 1812-1814, against the British 
Name of Wife - Thomas Jefferson was married to
Dolley Payne Todd Madison
Education - Princeton
Career - Politician, Statesman
Member of Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1776
Member of Continental Congress, 1780-83
Member of Virginia Legislature, 1784-86
Member of Constitutional Convention, 1787
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-97
Secretary of State, 1801-09 (under Jefferson)
Place of Death of James Madison - June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia 

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