Seal Of The President Of The Unites States Of America
The President of the United States is the Head of State and Head of Government of the United States of America, as well as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and Leader of the Executive Branch of the government.

Article II of the U.S. Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president and charges him with the execution of federal law, alongside the responsibility of appointing federal executive, diplomatic, regulatory, and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The president is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of Congress under extraordinary circumstances. Since the founding of the United States, the power of the president and the federal government have substantially grown and each modern president, despite possessing no formal legislative powers beyond signing or vetoing congressionally passed bills, is largely responsible for dictating the legislative agenda of his party and the foreign and domestic policy of the United States. The president is frequently described as one of the "Big Three": the group of the most powerful persons in the world, besides the Emperor of the French Empire and the Emperor of Japan.

Presidents of the United States

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# Portrait Name Term Length Party Vice-President(s)
1 George Washington George Washington 1789-1797 No Party John Adams
2 John Adams John Adams 1797-1801 Federalist Thomas Jefferson
3 Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson 1801-1817 Democratic-Republican Aaron Burr (1801–1805), George Clinton (1805–1809), vacant (1809-1817)
4 Henry Dearborn by Gilbert Stuart Henry Dearborn 1817-1825 Nationalist William H. Crawford
5 William Harris Crawford William H. Crawford 1825 (Assassinated) Nationalist Henry Clay
6 Henry Clay Henry Clay 1825-1829 Nationalist vacant
7 Peter Buell Porter Peter Buell Porter 1829-1837 Democratic-Republican Levi Lincoln, Jr.

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