The office of Prime Minister was created to handle the cabinet and appoint its members. The PM alone can hire or fire any cabinet member. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President and confirmed by the House of Representatives.

# Portrait Prime Minister Party Term Began Term Ended
1 John Hancock.jpg John Hancock Federalist April 30 1787 May 5 1790
2 Hamilton.jpg Alexander Hamilton Federalist May 6 1790 January 30 1793
3 Thomas Jefferson.PNG Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican January 30 1793 December 30 1795
4 Jay.jpg John Jay Federalist January 1 1796 December 31 1799
5 JMarshall.jpg John Marshall Federalist January 1 1800 June 22 1801
6 JamesMadison.PNG James Madison Democratic-Republican June 24 1801 October 5 1809
7 James Monroe.PNG James Monroe Democratic-Republican October 7 1809 April 10 1816
8 John Quincy Adams.PNG John Quincy Adams Democratic-Republican April 10 1816 December 4 1821
9 Clay.jpg Henry Clay Democratic-Republican December 5 1821 March 1 1832
10 Martin Van Buren.PNG Martin Van Buren Democrat March 5 1832
  • May 19 1846
11 John Randolph.jpg John Randolph Democrat May 19 1846 June 7 1846
12 Cass.jpg Lewis Cass Democrat June 7 1846 December 8 1846
13 Webster.jpg Daniel Webster Republican December 8 1846 September 15 1847
14 Clay.jpg Henry Clay Republican September 18 1847 May 5 1848
15 Cass.jpg Lewis Cass Democrat May 6 1848 April 16 1858
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