Obama wins; List of US Presidents who got re-elected

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Washington, Nov 7: With his magnificent victory in US presidential elections 2012, Barack Obama joins elite club of American Presidents who have been re-elected to the White House.

The list includes - George Washington, Bill Clinton and George W Bush and many more. During his victory speech, Obama claimed that "the best is yet to come" for the United States as he stormed to a second term by defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

Along with his wife Michelle Obama and two daughters - Sasha and Malia, Obama addressed the nation in Chicago and said, "In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. We have fought our way back."

Obama, who claims to follow his predecessors dream of giving the US "the best", is the 44th President of the US and the 14th President who has been re-elected to the White House. Here is the list featuring all US Presidents who got re-elected so far:

George Washington got re-elected as US Prez

George Washington was also re-elected as US President. He was the first incumbent to assume office in 1789.

Thomas Jefferson re-elected as US Prez

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801-1809).

James Madison was re-elected as US Prez

James Madison is the fourth President of the United States. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights.

James Monroe was re-elected as US Prez

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States, the third of them to die on Independence Day, and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation.

Andrew Jackson - US Prez who got re-elected

Andrew Jackson was also among those who were re-elected as the US Presidents.

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, was the first to be elected by men of all classes in 1828 after most laws barring non-land-owners from voting were repealed.

Abraham Lincoln - US President who got re-elected

Abraham Lincoln was re-elected to the White House.

He was elected President in 1860. He was assassinated soon after being elected to his second term. Thus, he served about 42 days of his second term.

Ulysses S Grant re-elected as US Prez

Ulysses S Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War.

Grover Cleveland was re-elected as US Prez

Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. Therefore, he is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents.

William McKinley was re-elected as US Prez

William McKinley (1897 - 1901) was the 25th President and had marked the period of dominance by the Republican Party in US politics. He was assassinated six months into his second term after serving the first term between 1897-1901.

Woodrow Wilson re-elected as US Prez

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910 and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.

Franklin D. Roosevelt got re-elected as US Prez

Franklin Delano Roosevelt or FDR (1933-45) was elected the President of US for four terms (the only exception) and he died in office during his fourth term. FDR, the 32nd President of the USA, led his country during the Great Depression and the Second World War.

Harry S Truman was re-elected as US Prez

Harry S Truman (1945-53) was the 33rd Pressident who had succeeded FDR and guided the USA to sucessfully conclude World War II. The Cold War era had also started during his Presidency.

Dwight D Eisenhower was re-elected as US Prez

Dwight D Eisenhower was re-elected as US President. He was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961.

Richard Nixon was re-elected as US Prez

Richard Nixon (1969-74) was the 37th President and is the only incumbent till date who resigned the office because of the Watergate scandal.

Ronald Reagan was re-elected as US Prez

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981-89). Earlier, he was the 33rd Governor of California (1967-75) and a radio, film and television actor.

Bill Clinton re-elected as US Prez

Bill Clinton served as 42nd President of the United States of America (USA). Clinton was elected president in 1992, defeating incumbent president George H W Bush.

As president, Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history.

George W Bush re-elected as US Prez

George W bush is the 43rd President of United States of America (USA). Eight months into Bush's first term as president, 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred.

In response, Bush announced the War on Terror, an international military campaign which included the war in Afghanistan launched in 2001 and the war in Iraq launched in 2003.

Barack Obama join the elite class

Finally, Barack Obama joins elite class of world leaders who've been re-elected. He won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney.

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