Presidents of the United States of America – ShowCase Timeline

 

This special ShowCase timeline shows the presidencies of all 44 Presidents of the United States, and has colour coded filters showing the political party of the president while in office.

 


 

believe it or not this timeline is even better in full screen 

Click the icon for timeline controls


About this timeline

 

Time in office


The events on the timeline show the time each president was in office, the majority show the standard 4 and 8 year terms of american politics.

one of the presidents on this timeline only manged a single month in office!

However not all presidents completed a full term, and one of the presidents on this timeline only manged a single month in office! Answer in the comments if you knew who it was without looking at the timeline!
The timeline is a great way to spot this sort of unique case and is a great starting off point to discover some interesting facts about the history of the US Presidents.

 

Political Party


As a non-american I was quite surprised to find out there used to be more than 2 US political parties, and one of them was called the Democrat-Republicans! They even used to have a Whig party (old school British political party)

did you know Republican President Ronald Reagan started his political career as a Democrat?

I have tried to accurately match the political party of each president for when they were in office. This is not always straight forward, as many of the presidents were affiliated with more than one political party during their career. For example did you know Republican President Ronald Reagan started his political career as a Democrat?

If anyone with more knowledge on the subject feels there are mistakes please let me know.

I am especially interested in opinions on John Tyler’s political party during his time in office.

John Tyler was without the backing of any political party when in office

From what I can tell John Tyler was without the backing of any political party when in office, so I put him in as an independent. This puts him in a very exclusive group with George Washington, which doesn’t quite seem right?

 

Filters


This timeline has colour coded filters showing the political party of the president.  Click the filter icon to see the colour code and filter the timeline.

 

Reading Window


We’ve included the Wikipedia Article in the reading window pop-up. Click the Reading Mode button to open it.

Tip: When the reading window is open, you can still navigate the timeline using the < and > buttons.

 

More info 


For more info and controls, click the information icon  on the top right hand corner of the timline.

 

HistropediaJS – Timeline Renderer


ShowCase timelines are all built using Histropedia JS, our timeline rendering JavaScript library.  The library allows us to build special ShowCase timelines, using the same engine that runs the main Histropedia Timeline of Everything project.

Read more: Time for an Update! HistropediaJS and ShowCase Timelines

 

Sean McBirnie

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