The 14 Presidents Who Served A Second Term

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Since its founding, the United States has had quite a few presidents to lead it, some of whom are remembered for fond reasons, and others who might be remembered slightly less fondly. And, on the other hand, some aren’t widely remembered at all, at least outside of circles of American history buffs, going up against some steep competition: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the like.

When you look at the numbers, however, you’ll find there’s a particular distinction that at least some of them must have. With 46 presidents elected to serve four-year terms over the past two and a half centuries of American history, some of them certainly served at least twice. Or, at least twice, to be technical about it. It’s a fairly exclusive club, though, with just over a dozen presidents managing to serve multiple terms, and doesn’t necessarily include several of the most popular or recognizable names of American politics — Lincoln and Kennedy, for example.

Still, the administrations of each of these particular presidents were interesting in their own way, sometimes marked by scandals of various types, or often coinciding with some of the most influential events in history. The American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Cold War, among others — all were influenced and represented through the actions and the legacies of these American presidents.

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