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List of Youngest Presidents of the USA

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa May 9, 2019
Being the President of the United States is by far one of the hardest jobs in the world. You need to be wise enough to not just control one of the most powerful nations of the world, but also manage different problems around the world. The young American Presidents have always infused the world with positivity.
It is a big responsibility to be the Commander in Chief of one of the strongest militaries in the world. Therefore, the minimum age to become the President of the United States is 35 years. This job requires one to have the experience gathered with time and age. Thus, it makes us wonder about the youngest presidents of the USA.
The list of youngest presidents of the USA may not be very long, but it sure has some impressive names.

Let us have a look at the youngest presidents who got elected to the top position of the world and proved their mettle.

1. Theodore Roosevelt

Assumed office at the age of 42 years, 10 months, 18 days
Year - 1901
He was the 26th U.S. President
Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest US President after the assassination of President William McKinley. He was the Vice President then as his competitors thought he will be stuck in an isolated job.

Fate chose Teddy Roosevelt to become one of the most influential men in the world. He was known for his brashness, innovativeness, and unpredictable traits.

2. John F. Kennedy

Elected to the office at the age of 43 years, 7 months, 22 days
Year - 1961
He was the 35th U.S. President
JFK, at age 43, became President of the U.S., to be 2nd youngest president. He is also the youngest and the last president to be assassinated in office.

Known for his vigor, JFK brought glamor to the drab world of politics.

JFK is also famous for his naval quarantine of Cuba in Cuban Missile Crisis during Cold War, that prevented escalation of nuclear war.

3. Bill Clinton

Elected to the office at the age of 46 years, 5 months, 1 day
Year - 1993 and 1997
He was the 42nd U.S. President
Bill Clinton was the first Democratic president after Franklin D. Roosevelt to win the 2nd term to the presidency. He was the governor of the state of Arkansas for 12 years.

He was considered to be an immature, too liberal, and casual by many voters and thought of as a weak administrator. His affair with Monica Lewinsky tarnished his image forever.

4. Ulysses S. Grant

Elected to the office at the age of 46 years, 10 months, 5 days
Year - 1869
He was the 18th U.S. President
The Union Armies were commanded to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War by Ulysses S. Grant. He became an American hero who was elected to become the president of the US.

However, he failed to rehabilitate the South and spearheaded the fight against Confederate nationalism, racism, and slavery.

5. Barack Obama

Elected to the office at the age of 47 years, 5 months, 16 days
Year - 2009 and 2013
He was the 44th U.S. President
Barack Obama is the first African-American to ever hold office. He was able to tap the multicultural and biracial background and win over votes.

Although he was a favorite among the masses, questions have been raised about his calls on matters of war and peace.

Obama was the sunshine of hope for the youth with his freshness and sunny optimism.

6. Grover Cleveland

Elected to the office at the age of 47 years, 11 months, 14 days
Year - 1885 and 1893
He was the 22nd and 24th U.S. President
Grover Cleveland is known for placing railroads under federal regulation.

He was the only president who served two non-consecutive terms. His reform-minded policies and honesty are always talked about by historians.

He created some furor by getting married to 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House while in office.

7. Franklin Pierce

Elected to the office at the age of 48 years, 3 months, 9 days
Year - 1853
He was the 14th U.S. President
Franklin Pierce presidency was marked with controversies. He became the president during a period where legislators were divided on slavery and other issues.

During his term, his 11-year-old son Benjamin was killed in a railroad accident which led to a long grieving period for both President Pierce and his wife.

8. James Garfield

Elected to the office at the age of 49 years, 3 months, 13 days
Year - 1881
He was the 20th U.S. President
James Garfield was the youngest president of the US who was assassinated in within 6½ months into presidency. Till date, he remains the only sitting House member to become the president.

He is known to have fought political corruption and bringing back the glory of the White House lost during Reconstruction.

9. James K. Polk

Elected to the office at the age of 49 years, 4 months, 2 days
Year - 1845
He was the 11th U.S. President
James K. Polk was the youngest elected president of the United States until that time. He took on the war with Mexico head on and helped expand the borders of the U.S. This war was the reason we have California and New Mexico within the U.S.

10. Millard Fillmore

Elected to the office at the age of 50 years, 6 months, 2 days
Year - 1850
He was the 13th U.S. President
Millad Fillmore was the last member of the Whig Party and was elected as the 12th Vice President in 1848. After the death of President Zachary Taylor, he became the president.

He was able to declare the State of California as a free state and abolished the slave trade in Washington D.C.
This is the list of youngest presidents of the United States. When it comes to running a country whose policies affect the entire world, it requires more judgement and experience than age.

These young presidents may have made a few mistakes during their tenure, but they sure have had game-changing moments that helped make America great again and again.