Saidnews.org Lamp Logo
 
Saidnews.org Banner
We promise to do our best in
providing honest/fair information.


xxx
xxx
The American Flag
Saidnews.org is now 100% Linux, including our server
Desktop software used by the Foundation is
Linux, Debian distribution with Mate
as the Desktop Environment.
xxx
xxxMichigan Flag

Saidnews.org is migrating to a new Linux server.
Not all links or features are working.


While in the process of switching to a new Linux server, the fifteen year
old server failed. We could take the time to fix the old server or use that effort
and expense to transfer to the new server. We chose the latter.

Instead of a nice orderly transfer of files things are a bit hectic. This means that
some links will not work for a while.

Please check back in about a week to see if the link you want is working.

The United States is rich in history. Let us re-dedicate ourselves to learning our past, (good and bad)
accurately. When we do, we will surely understand ourselves better. Enjoy the site. The biographies
are thumb-nail descriptions.

When we take a more accurate look at our history, we begin to understand ourselves better. George
Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. General Washington was not
even the first President under the Constitution of the United States of America. The only significance
President Washington holds, is that he is the first President elected after the United States Constitution
was in place. But again, he was not the first president under the Constitution.


The numbering of the presidents has been corrupted through the years (Please see second term of
Grover Cleveland.) the bracketed [ ] numbers will re-instate from the very beginning proper numbering
of the the presidents. Example: Grover Cleveland's second term is not sequential. Any President with
back-to-back terms shall be considered on this site as a single administration. The first president of the
United States will be labeled [1] and each succeeding president will have an additional number. Split
administrations will be considered a continuation of the previous administration.

An important piece of historical inaccuracy is the American War between the States. It was not a civil
war.

Castro in Cuba created a civil war. There was not a government duly elected. The war that Abraham
Lincoln fought was not a civil war. It was a War Between the States. It is similar to the Revolutionary
War. A duly formed government worked to separate from a parent government.

A better example of civil war in the United States was the Whiskey Rebellion in the late 1700s.

Please read about parenthesis numbers ( ).

This will always be a work in progress. It is our hope to add a little to it each month. Your comments are
welcomed. If you see an error, those too should be communicated. Please guide us to where the correct
information can be found. Contact. Thank you for your understanding.

This page contains many graphics and may take time to load. T = Text. A = Audio. It may be easier with
some browsers to right click and save the audio file to your computer, then play. This is especially true
for those with dial-up connections. Files are MP3.


Top of Page

Our Presidents
< Continental Congresses >   < Articles of Confederation >
< Under the Constitution > < The Confederate States of America >
Peyton Randolph George Washington Abraham Lincoln Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Henry Middleton John Adams Andrew Johnson Harry S. Truman
Peyton Randolph Thomas Jefferson Ulysses Simpson Grant Dwight D. Eisenhower
John Hancock James Madison Rutherford B. Hayes John F. Kennedy
Henry Laurens James Monroe James A. Garfield Lyndon B. Johnson
John Jay John Quincy Adams Chester Alan Arthur Richard M. Nixon
Samuel Huntington Andrew Jackson Grover Cleveland Gerald R. Ford
Thomas McKean Martin Van Buren Benjamin Harrison James E. (Jimmy) Carter, Jr.
John Hanson William Henry Harrison Grover Cleveland Ronald Wilson Reagan
Elias Boudinot John Tyler William McKinley George Herbert Walker Bush
Thomas Mifflin James Knox Polk Theodore Roosevelt William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton
Richard Henry Lee David Rice Atchison William Howard Taft George Walker Bush
John Hancock
Zachary Taylor Woodrow Wilson Barack Obama
Nathaniel Gorham Millard Fillmore Warren Harding
Arthur St. Clair Franklin Pierce Calvin Coolidge
Cyrus Griffin James Buchanan Herbert Clark Hoover Jefferson Davis

Top of Page

Presidents under the Continental Congresses


[1] Peyton Randolph
9/5/ - 10/21/1774

Biography

Peyton Randolph

[2] Henry Middleton
10/22/ - 10/26/1774

Biography

Henry Middleton

[1] Peyton Randolph
4/10/ - 4/23/1775

Biography

Peyton Randolph

[3] John Hancock
4/24/ - 10/30/ 1777

Biography

John Hancock

[4] Henry Laurens
11/1/77 - 12/9/1778

Biography

Henry Laurens

[5] John Jay
12/1/78 - 9/27/1779      

Biography

John Jay

[6] Samuel Huntington    
9/28/79 - 2/28/1781

Biography

Samuel Huntington


On March 1, 1781 the title of the office changed, but Samuel Huntington remained in the chair.

Top of Page


President of the United States under the Articles of Confederation

[7] Thomas McKean
(July 10, 1781 to Nov 4, 1781)

[8] John Hanson
(Nov 5, 1781 to Nov 4, 1782)

[9] Elias Boudinot
(Nov 4, 1782 to Nov 3, 1783)

[10] Thomas Mifflin
(Nov 30, 1784 to Nov 23, 1785)

Biography

Thomas McKean

Biography

John Hanson

Biography

Elias Boudinot

Biography

Thomas Mifflin

[11] Richard Henry Lee
(Nov 30, 1784 to Nov 23, 1785)

[3] John Hancock 
(May 24, 1775 October 30, 1777)

[12] Nathaniel Gorham
(June 6, 1786 to Nov 13, 1786)

[13] Arthur St. Clair
(Feb 2, 1787 to Oct 29, 1787)

Biography

Richard H. Lee

Biography

John Hancock

Biography

Nathaniel Gorham

Biography

Arthur St. Clair



Top of Page

Presidents under the Constitution of the United States of America
If you are interested in election results for the Presidents, this link will allow you to review the stats
                                                                                                                                
[14] Cyrus Griffin   

January 22, 1788
to
March 4, 1789

.

Cyrus Griffin


First President under Constitution
until
inauguration of Washington.

Top of Page

George Washington
  
1. [15]  1789-1797

John Adams, 1789-1797

George Washington


Inaugural Address 1st    T
Inaugural Address 2nd  T

John Adams             

02. [16] 1797-1801

Thomas Jefferson VP

John Adams

Inaugural Address T



Thomas Jefferson   

03. [17] 1801-1809

Aaron Burr
1801-1805
George Clinton
1805-09
    
Thomas Jefferson

1st Inaugural Address  T

2nd Inaugural Address T


Top of Page

James Madison       

04. [18]  1809-1817

George Clinton 1809-1812
none 1812-13,
Elbridge Gerry 1813-1814
none 1814-17

James Madison

1st Inaugural Address  T
2nd Inaugural Address
T


James Monroe          
05. [19]  1817-1825

Daniel D. Tompkins
1817-1825
James Monroe

1st Inaugural Address  T 
2nd Inaugural Address
T



John Quincy Adams
06. [20]  1825-1829
 

John C. Calhoun
825-1829 

John Quince Adams

Inaugural Address T

Top of Page


Andrew Jackson       
07. [21]  1829-1837


John C. Calhoun
1829-1832
Martin Van Buren
1832-1837
Andrew Jackson
1st Inaugural Address T
2nd Inaugural Address
T

Martin Van Buren      
08. [22]  1837-1841

Richard M. Johnson
1837-1841

Martin Van Buren


Inaugural Address T




William H. Harrison
09. [23] 1841

John Tyler
1841

William Harrison


Inaugural Address
T

Top of Page


John Tyler                
10. [24]   1841-1845

Tyler first VP to become
President without being
elected President.

(No Vice President)

John Tyler



James Knox Polk       
11. [25] 1845-1849

(Original Family name
Pollock)

George M. Dallas
1845-1849

James K. Polk

Inaugural Address T




David R. Atchison  

**. [26]


Atchison:

president for a day.


(No Vice President)

David R. Atchison


Zachary Taylor        
12. [27]  1849-1850

Millard Fillmore
1849-1850

Zachary Taylor


Inaugural Address
T

Millard Fillmore          
13. [28]  1850-1853

Fillmore was never
elected President

(No Vice President)

Milard Fillmore



Franklin Pierce       
14. [29]  1853-1857

(William King 1853,

none 1853-1857)

Franklin Pierce


Inaugural Address T


James Buchanan    
15. [30]  1857-1861

John C. Breckinridge
1857-1861

James Buchanan


Inaugural Address
T


Abraham Lincoln       
16.[31]  1861-1865

Hannibal Hamlin 1861-1865
Andrew Johnson 1865

Abraham Lincoln


1st Inaugural Address T
2nd Inaugural Address T



Andrew Johnson       
17. [32]  1865-1869
Never elected President

(No Vice President)



Andrew Johnson

Biography

Top of Page


Ulysses S. Grant     
(real middle name Hiram)
18. [33]  1869-1877

Schuyler Colfax 1869-1873,
Henry Wilson 1873-1875
none 1875-1877


Ulysses S. Grant

1st Inaugural Address T
2nd Inaugural Address T



Rutherford B. Hayes
19. [34]  1877-1881


William Wheeler

1877-1881

Rutherford B. Hayes

Inaugural Address T




James A. Garfield   
20. [35]  1881

Chester Arthur 1881




James A. Garfield

Inaugural Address T

Top of Page


Chester Arthur        
21. [36]  1881-1885
Was Never elected to
the Presidency.


(No Vice President)

Chester A. Arthur



Grover Cleveland    
22. [37]  1885-1889

Thomas Hendricks 1885
None 1885-1889

Grover Cleveland


1st Inaugural Address T




Benjamin Harrison
23. [38]  1889-1893

Levi P. Morton
1889-1893

Benjamin Harrison

Inaugural Address T


Top of Page


Grover Cleveland   
24.(22) [37]  1893-1897

Adlai E. Stevenson

1893-1897

Grover Cleveland


2nd Inaugural Address T

William McKinley    
25. (24) [39]  1897-1901

Garret Hobart 1897-1901
Theodore Roosevelt 1901



Willliam McKinley


1st Inaugural Address T
2nd Inaugural Address
T



Theodore Roosevelt
26. (25) [40]  1909-1913

None (19011905)
Charles W. Fairbanks (19051909)



Theodore Roosevelt


Inaugural Address T

Top of Page

William H. Taft       
27. (26) [41]  1909-1913

James S. Sherman
1909-1912
None 1912-1913

William Taft


Inaugural Address T

Woodrow Wilson     
28. (27) [42]  1913-1921

Thomas R. Marshall
1913-1921

Woodrow Wilson

1st Inaugural Address T

2nd Inaugural Address T



Warren Harding      
29. (28) [43]  1921-1923

Calvin Coolidge 1921-1923

Warren Harding


Inaugural Address T

Top of Page


Calvin Coolidge     
30. (29) [44]  1923-1929

none 1923-1925,
Charles Dawes 1925-1929

Calvin Coolidge


Inaugural Address T



Herbert Hoover        
31. (30) [45]  1929-1933

Charles Curtis
1929-1933

Herbert C. Hoover

Biography

Inaugural Address T




Franklin D. Roosevelt
32. (31) [46]  1933-1945

John N. Garner 1933-1941
Henry A. Wallace 1941-45

Harry S. Truman 1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt


First Inaugural Speech T A.
Second Inaugural Speech T A
.
Third Inaugural Speech T A.
Forth  Inaugural Speech T A.
MP3 Congress Declares War T A

Top of Page


Harry S. Truman    
33. (32) [47] 1945-1953

None
Alben Barkley

Harry S. Truman







Dwight Eisenhower
34. (33) [48]  1953-1961

Richard Nixon 1953-1961

Dwight D. Eisenhower


1st Inaugural Address T
2nd Inaugural Address T




John F. Kennedy      
35. (34) [49]  1961-1963

Lyndon B. Johnson
1961-1963

John F. Kennedy



City Upon a Hill T A.
Inaugural Address T A.
1stt State of the Union T A.
Peace Corps  T A.
News Conference #10 T A.
2nd State of the Union T A.
National Space Effort T A.
Third State of the Union T A.
Civil Rights  T A.
Ich bin ein Berliner speech  A.
Assassination  Three Days.

Top of Page


Lyndon B. Johnson 
36. (35) [50]  1963-1969

none
1963-1965,

Hubert Humphrey
1965-1969

Lyndon B. Johnson

Biography

Inaugural Address T







Richard M. Nixon     
37. (36) [51]  1969-1974

Spiro Agnew 1969-1973
none 1973
Gerald Ford 1973-1974

Richard Nixon

Biography


First Inaugural Speech T
.
Second Inaugural Speech T

Only President to resign from office.




Gerald R. Ford            
Born Leslie Lynch King Jr.
38. (37) [52]  1974-1977

none 1974
Nelson Rockefeller 1974-77

Gerald R. Ford


Gerald Ford 3rd non-elected president
under Constitution except Cyrus Griffin
(01/ 22/1788 to 03/04/1789 &
David
Rice Atchison 1849
.
All other non-elected presidents were VP.
Resignation of VP Spiro
T. Agnew  caused
Senate Advise and consent  procedures
to
confirmed Gerald Ford as VP.

Top of Page

James E. Carter, Jr.
39. (38) [53]  1977-1981

Walter Mondale
1977-1981

James E. Carter

Inaugural Address T





Ronald W. Reagan   
40. (39) [54]  1981-1989

George H. W. Bush
1981-1989

Ronald Reagan

First Inaugural Speech T

Second Inaugural Speech
T



George Herbert         
Walker Bush
41. (40) [55]  1989-93

Dan Quayle
1989-1993


George Herbert Walker Bush


Inaugural Address T

Top of Page

William J. Clinton  
42. (41) [56]  1993-2001

Al Gore 1993-2001

Bill Clinton


1st Inaugural Speech T A
.
State of the Union T A.
State of the Union T A.
Oklahoma Bombing T A.
State of the Union T A.
State of the Union T A.
2nd Inaugural Speech T A.
State of the Union T A.
State of the Union T A.
State of the Union T A.
Farewell Speech T A

George W. Bush      
43. (42) [57]  2001 - 2009


Richard Cheney
2001 - 2009



George W. Bush

1st Inaugural Address T A.
Oval Office 9/11/01 T A.
Bullhorn Address  T A.
Jnt Session of Cong. T A.
State of the Union T A.
100702 Iraq A.
State of the Union  T A.
Columbia_Disaster  T A.
State of the Union  T A.
2nd Inaugural Address T A..
1/2/05 State of the Union T A..
UN High-Level Plenary  T A..
Hurricane Katrina efforts T A.
State of the Unio T A.
Immigration 051206 .
Bush & Blair Iraq 052606.
Five yr annv. 911. T A.
Press conference  T A.
Bush  Iraqi War.
State of the Unio. T A.
Press conference. T A  .
Money trumps peace A.
Geo. Petraeus recom. A.
Heritage Foundation A.
State of the Union T A.
Bush Farewell- 01/159 A A





Barack Obama          
44. (43) [58]  2009 -

Joe Biden 2009 -

Baarack Obama

Martin Luther King Jr.
I Have a Dream
Speech T A

Portion of audio provided by Voice of America

Election Night A
VOA before inauguration. A

Inaugural Address T A
Inaugural Day from VOA (WMA)
VOA's: Obama's Inauguration Part 1
VOA's: Obama's Inauguration  Part 2
1st P. Time Press Conf 020909 T 
A
First speech in front of joint session  T A

Press Conference T A
Press Conference  T A

Top of Page

The Confederate
States of America

Jefferson Davis    
Feb., 1861 - May 10, 1865

Alexander Stephens
1861 -1865, Vice President

Jefferson Davis










Your support is needed.
The Society for Accurate Information and Distribution is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.


If every individual who uses the Foundation's services
gave only $2 a year all expenses would be covered.


Any surplus funds will be placed in a trust fund where a portion
of the dividends will help support the Foundation's efforts.


The Society for Accurate Information and Distribution,
a 501(c)3 foundation will not contact individuals directly.

You must contact by e-mail first.
No information other than server IP addresses are gathered.

This is similar to gathering an area code of a phone number.


This site is designed to be safe for the whole family;
and of course parent supervision is recommended for younger children.

No cookies or LSOs (Local shared objects) are used.
It is the opinion of the Foundation that all cookies should be turned off on all websites.
If the website says it is for security, the site has no security.

Refuse to visit sites that use LSOs. These are also called super-cookies and special
software is needed to remove from your computer. Some sites will place several
super-cookies in
several locations on your computer and when the super-cookie is removed from the
traditional location, other super-cookies will reload the super-cookie.

Saidnews contact information
2013, the Society for Accurate Information and Distribution, all rights reserved.
Copyright of specific information of the rss feeds found on this site
remain the property of the specific provider.