Presidents of the USA
James Monroe. 1817-25. Democratic-Republican
Set up Liberia
John Quincy Adams. 1825-29. Democratic Republican
his Vice President was John C Calhoun who was from the south
Son of the second president John Adams
Andrew Jackson 1829-37. Party: Democratic
from Tennessee. His VP was Calhoun again. Calhoun resigned part way through
Martin van Buren was then elected VP
Marin van Buren. Democrat
1837 – 41
1841-41 William Henry Harrison. Whig
Harrison died a month into his term
1841-45 John Tyler. Whig
He succeeded when Harrison died because Tyler has been VP
1845 – 49
Jame K Polk. Democrat
former governor of Tennessee
Zachary Taylor. Whig
former general. died in office
1850 – 53
Millard Fillmore / Whig.
former VP. took over when Taylor died.
1853 – 57
Franklin Pierce . Democrat
former general. Only man from New Hampshire to become president
James Buchanan . Democrat
former ambassador to the UK. Seen as one of the least effective presidents of all. He was from Pennsylvania but was regarded as pro Southern. He approved of the Dred Scott decision. He wanted Kansas to be a slave state.
his VP was John C Breckinridge
1861 lincoln. first Republican president.
VP was Hannibal Hamlin. Hamlin was from Maine. He was principled against slavery.
OTHER IMPORTANT FIGURES
John C Calhoun. He was from S Carolina and was an outspoken advocate of slavery. He died in 1850.
John C Breckinridge. He was from Kentucky and was a slaveholder. After being VP he was elected to the US Senate. He served in the Confederate Army.