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US Presidents

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Updated 2011-03-31 14:21

Summary

Memorize order of US Presidents.

 

You may prefer to scroll down and start with the Hints... sections first.

Presidents 1-10

OrderPresident
1 (1789-1797)Washington (George)
2 (1797-1801)Adams (John)
3 (1801-1809)Jefferson (Thomas)
4 (1809-1817)Madison (James)
5 (1817-1825)Monroe (James)
1-5 (initials)W A J M M
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OrderPresident
6 (1825-1829)Adams (John Quincy)
7 (1829-1837)Jackson (Andrew)
8 (1837-1841)Van Buren (Martin)
9 (1841-1841)Harrison (William)
10 (1841-1845)Tyler (John)
6-10 (initials)A J V H T
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Presidents 11-20

OrderPresident
11 (1845-1849)Polk (James)
12 (1849-1850)Taylor (Zachary)
13 (1850-1853)Fillmore (Millard)
14 (1853-1857)Pierce (Franklin)
15 (1857-1861)Buchanan (James)
11-15 (initials)P T F P B
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OrderPresident
16 (1861-1865) Civil WarLincoln (Abraham)
17 (1865-1869)Johnson (Andrew)
18 (1869-1877)Grant (Ulysses)
19 (1877-1881)Hayes (Rutherford)
20 (1881-1881)Garfield (James)
16-20 (initials)L J G H G
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Presidents 21-30

OrderPresident
21 (1881-1885)Arthur (Chester)
22 (1885-1889)Cleveland (Grover)
23 (1889-1893)Harrison (Benjamin)
24 (1893-1897) 2nd time in officeCleveland (Grover)
25 (1897-1901) Spanish-American WarMcKinley (William)
21-25 (initials)A C H C M
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OrderPresident
26 (1901-1909)Roosevelt (Theodore)
27 (1909-1913)Taft (William)
28 (1913-1921) World War 1Wilson (Woodrow)
29 (1921-1923)Harding (Warren)
30 (1923-1929)Coolidge (Calvin)
26-30 (initials)R T W H C
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Presidents 31-40

OrderPresident
31 (1929-1933)Hoover (Herbert)
32 (1933-1945) World War 2Roosevelt (Franklin)
33 (1945-1953) Korean WarTruman (Harry)
34 (1953-1961)Eisenhower (Dwight)
35 (1961-1963) Cuban Missile CrisisKennedy (John)
31-35 (initials)H R T E K
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OrderPresident
36 (1963-1969)Johnson (Lyndon)
37 (1969-1974)Nixon (Richard)
38 (1974-1977) Viet Nam withdrawalFord (Gerald)
39 (1977-1981)Carter (Jimmy)
40 (1981-1989)Reagan (Ronald)
36-40 (initials)J N F C R
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Presidents 41-44

OrderPresident
41 (1989-1993)Bush (George H. W.)
42 (1993-2001)Clinton (Bill)
43 (2001-2009)Bush (George W.)
44 (2009-????)Obama (Barrack)
41-44 (initials)B C B O
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Hints for Groups

Remember the first president in each group of 10. This should help with overall memorization of the order.

 

OrderPresident
Initials of 1, 11, 21, 31, 41W P A H B
1Washington
11Polk
21Arthur
31Hoover
41Bush
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Remember the 6th president in each group of 10

 

OrderPresident
Initials of 6, 16, 26, 36A L R J
6Adams
16Lincoln
26Roosevelt
36Johnson
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Hints for Initials

Remember initials of each group of 5

 

GroupInitials
1-5W A J M M
6-10A J V H T
11-15P T F P B
16-20L J G H G
memorize

 

GroupInitials
21-25A C H C M
26-30R T W H C
31-35H R T E K
36-40J N F C R
41-43B C B
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Hints for Years

Hints I

Question Answer
President during Civil WarAbraham Lincoln
President during Word War 1Woodrow Wilson
John Kennedy died...by assasination
Franklin Roosevelt died...of natural causes (while president)
President during World War 2Franklin Roosevelt
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Hints II

Question Answer
President during Cuban Missile CrisisJohn Kennedy
President during withdrawal from Viet NamGerald Ford
Abraham Lincoln died...by assasination
William McKinley died...by assasination
William Harrison died...of natural causes (while president)
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Hints III

Question Answer
President during Korean WarHarry Truman
President during the Spanish-American WarWilliam McKinley
James Garfield died...by assassination
Zachary Taylor died...of natural causes (while president)
Warren Harding died...of natural causes (while president)
Richard Nixon is...the only president to resign
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