President George Washington
Former heroof the revolution. Reluctant to accept presidency. Lived at home in Mount Vernon. Post was cerimonial. Did in office.
Prime minister John Adams
John Adams 1798-1805
Assumed presidency upon of predasessor.called new elections. Shown in Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republican party as prime minister. Elected to second term. Decide not to speak another term.
Former prime minister. Not interested in post but talked into it by foreign minister James Madison who wanted to be prime minister.the two had a power sharing arrangement.
Prime minister James Madison
Appointed Thomas Jefferson prime minister after party infighting. Jefferson was not a member of parliament but was elected in a bi election. After resignation of Jefferson reapounted James Madison. Served two terms.
In 1814, great Britain and the American republic go to war. The Parliament decides to leave the presidency vacant during the war. James Madison continues as prime minister. The war ended in 1816, Madison resigns as p.m. they ordered new elections.
John Quincy Adams and the Republican party win a minority government bearly beat the liberal party led by former general Andrew Jackson. Adams formes a government. Jackson joins a colulition. The Parliament voted to abolish the presidentcy. The speaker of the Senate now acts as ceremonial head of state. In 1820 the liberal party led by Jackson wins power.
Prime minister 1820-1826
Jackson governed in a kind of populist style. He opened up parliamentary building to the coming people. He expanded American teratory. Some viewed him as anti parliamentary and imperial. He decided not to seek another mandate after secret party coop led by former ally and foreign minister Martin Van Buren.
Martin Van Buren
Van Buren had been a secret advisor to Jackson. A kind of secret wizard if you will. Later elected to Parliament and served as foreign minister. Fears about Jackson health and mentle stability forced the liberal party to replace Jackson. Van Buren was unpopular due to eccomic dipeesson. The liberal party lost power in the election of 1831. Van Buren resigned as leader.