From 1789 to present America has had 45 leaders in the Executive Office. Our presidents have come from many different backgrounds and have held varied political beliefs. Though the world has changed from the days of George Washington, one important thing has remained the same: the President of the United States is elected by the will of the people and represents our nation to the rest of the world.
Explore the history of our presidents, the election process, and the duties of the executive leader with the resources available on this page.
U.S. President Booklist (includes biographies and information about the executive branch and election process)