George Washington (February 22, 1732- December 14, 1799) served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often referred to as "Father of His Country".
George Washington was the only President to be elected unanimously He was the only president inaugurated in two cities: New York and Philadelphia. He never lived in DC, although he was interested in the construction of the city and bought property in DC. He was an active and able mediator between his cabinet members Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
John Adams, (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American politician and the second President of the United States (1797–1801), after being the first Vice President (1789– 1797) for two terms. He is regarded as one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States. Federalist political party
John Adams is the first president whose son became president. He was the first president to live in the White House-- then referred to as the Executive Mansion. He died on July 4, 1826, the same day as his friend and political rival Thomas Jefferson. During his administration, the Alien and Sedition Acts-- designed to suppress political opposition--were passed.
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) Also principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) Democratic-Republican political party – of the most influential Founding Fathers. – Jefferson envisioned America as the force behind a great "Empire of Liberty“ that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire.
Thomas Jefferson He authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition--an expedition which explored the land the U.S. obtained through the Louisiana Purchase. He was the first president elected by the House of Representatives. He wanted to be remembered not for his presidency, but for the roles he played in the creation of the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom and the University of Virginia.
James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States. The "Father of the Constitution," he was the principal author of the document. Democratic Republican Political Party
James Madison He was president during the War of 1812 which his critics dubbed "Mr. Madison's War.“ He was a central figure in the development of the United States Constitution and kept the most complete notes of anyone at the Constitutional Convention. Both of his vice presidents died in office. Madison stood close to five feet five inches and weighed one hundred pounds.
James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the 5th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1817 to 1825. His presidency was marked both by an "Era of Good Feelings" – a period of relatively little partisan strife – and later by the Panic of 1819 and a fierce national debate over the admission of the Missouri Territory.
He agreed to purchase Florida from Spain in 1819. He issued the Monroe Doctrine, a policy concerned with both Latin America and the Northwest Territories. In the election of 1820, he received all but one vote from the electoral college.