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What president died of an embolism half way through his first presidential term?

Answer: WARREN G. HARDING

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Who had an engineering degree from Stanford University?

Answer: HERBERT HOOVER

Who painted this most famous portrait of George Washington?

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Who is the only president to return to the House of Representatives after his presidency?

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Which president served the shortest term?

Whose picture is on the $5,000 bill?

Which president, who had 15 children, was the first to succeed to the presidency after the death of a president?

Which president ran on the platform of “Manifest Destiny?”

Who, at 5′, 4″ tall, was the shortest U.S. president?

Who became the 13th President of the United States when Zachary Taylor died in office?

What president is a distant relative of First Lady Barbara Bush?

Who is the only president who never married?

What president survived an impeachment trial by one vote?

Who was head of the Union Army at the end of the Civil War?

Whose wife was called “Lemonade Lucy”?

What president was assassinated by Charles Guiteau after serving 199 days?

What 49 year-old sitting president married 21 year-old Francis Folsom in a White House ceremony?

What grandson of a president was elected in 1888 without winning the popular vote?

What grandson of a president was elected in 1888 without winning the popular vote?

Whose campaign promised a “full dinner pail?”

Which president had a Ph.D. from Princeton University?

Who is the youngest U.S. president to ever take office?

Which president was the heaviest?

Who is the only president elected to more than two terms?

Who said, “The business of America is business?”

Which president was born in Independence, Missouri?

Which 20th century president graduated from West Point Military academy?

Which president launched the “Great Society” social program?

Which president made his fortune peanut farming?

Who was the last person on the ticket in four consecutive presidential elections?

What President served as President of the Screen Actors Guild?

Which president has been on the cover of Time Magazine more that any other person?

Which vice president killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel?

Who was the first Vice President of the United States to resign?

Who saved Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington when White House was burned in 1814?

Before Barbara Bush, who was both the wife and the mother of a president?

What Mexican general was defeated at the Battle of Buena Vista by Zachary Taylor?

Who defeated Abraham Lincoln in a race for the Illinois senate in 1858?

What was the name of Abe Lincoln’s first vice president?

What did Abraham Lincoln consider his greatest accomplishment?

What civil war figure was president Zachary Taylor’s son-in-law?

What national park was established by President US Grant in 1872?

What son of a president was Secretary of War in Chester Arthur’s administration?

President Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to travel outside the United States to dedicate what?

Whose picture is on the $100,000 bill?

What was the name of Franklin Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier?

The Boulder Canyon Dam was renamed after what President?

Who was Franklin Roosevelt’s first vice president?

Who was Dwight Eisenhower’s Secretary of State for six years?

 

1.  George Washington 1789-97 (The Father of His Country)

  • · Political Party:  Federalist
  • · Vice President: John Adams
  • · First Lady: Martha (Custis, nee Dandridge) Washington
  • · State: Virginia (retired to Mount Vernon in VA.)
  • · George Washington was a surveyor in his early life.
  • · George Washington fought in the French & Indian War of 1754-63 with the American Colonists on the side of the British, gaining valuable experience as a soldier, leader, and knowledge of British war tactics.
  • ·He was the only president to not live in the White House.
  • · He was the only president to have a state named after him.
  • · He was the only president elected by unanimous electoral vote.
  • · He had no natural children.

 

2.  John Adams  1797-1801 (The Duke of Braintree)

  • ·  Political Party: Federalist
  • ·  Vice President: Thomas Jefferson
  • ·  First Lady: Abigail Adams
  • ·  State: Massachusetts (Braintree)
  • ·  John Adams graduated from Harvard University.
  • ·  He opposed the Stamp Act.
  • ·  He was delegate to first Continental Congress.
  • ·  He is the first president alphabetically.
  •  · He is the father of John Quincy Adams.

 

3.  Thomas Jefferson 1801-09 (The Sage of Monticello)

  • ·  Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • ·  Vice Presidents: Aaron Burr (killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel); George Clinton
  • ·  First Lady: none (his wife Martha died before he took office)
  • ·  State: Virginia Monticello
  • ·  Home: Monticello
  • ·  Thomas Jefferson was elected to his first term by the House of Representatives after being tied with Aaron Burr.
  • ·  He wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  • ·  He was the first president inaugurated in Washington D.C.
  • ·  He made the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon in 1803.
  • ·  He founded The University of Virginia.
  • ·  He fathered one and probably several children by slave Sally Hemming.
  • ·  He played the violin.

 

4.  James Madison 1809-17 (The Father of the Constitution, The Sage of Montpelier)

  • ·  Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • ·  Vice Presidents: George Clinton , Elbridge Gerry (Gerrymandering was named for him-rearranging voting districts for political purposes)
  • ·  First Lady: Dolley Madison (noted for her being a great hostess in the White House)
  • ·  State: Virginia (Montpelier)
  • ·  James Madison was president during the War of 1812.
  • ·  He is credited with writing the Bill of Rights.
  • ·  He was the shortest president at 5’ 4”.

 

5.  James Monroe 1817-25

  • ·  Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • ·  Vice President: Daniel Tompkins
  • ·  First Lady: Eliza Monroe
  • ·  State: Virginia (Ash Lawn)
  • ·  James Monroe fought as a major in the American Revolution and was wounded in the Battle of Trenton.
  • ·  He served in the cabinet of Thomas Jefferson and as governor of Virginia.
  • ·  In 1820 he ran unopposed for president.
  • ·  He established Monroe Doctrine in 1823 that opposed European intervention in the affairs of the western hemisphere.
  • ·  He presided over “The Era of Good Feelings.”
  • ·  Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is named for him.
  • ·  His picture is on the $5,000 bill.

 

6.  John Quincy Adams 1825-29 (Old Man Eloquent)

  • ·  Political Party: National-Republican
  • ·  Vice President: John C. Calhoun
  • ·  First Lady: Louise (Johnson) Adams
  • ·  State: Massachusetts (Braintree)
  • ·  John Quincy Adams won the election of 1824 over Andrew Jackson by decision of the House of Representatives.
  • ·  He returned to the House of Representatives after being president.
  • ·  He was the attorney for the slaves of the mutiny ship Amistad.
  • ·  He was the son of John Adams.

 

7.  Andrew Jackson 1829-37 (Old Hickory)

  • ·  Political Party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice Presidents:  John C. Calhoun (first V.P. to resign), Martin Van Buren
  • ·  First Lady: Rachel Jackson
  • ·  State: Tennessee (The Hermitage)
  • ·  Andrew Jackson led the American troops in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • ·  His wife Rachel died seven weeks into his first term.
  • ·  His cabinet was nicknamed the “Kitchen Cabinet”
  • ·  He was the first president from a state west of the Appalachians.
  • ·  He withdrew all funds from the Bank of the United States.
  • ·  He adopted the “spoils system” of appointing political supporters to government positions.
  • ·  He was the first president involved in an assassination attempt.
  • ·  He was the first president born in a log cabin.
  • ·  He defeated the Creek Indians in Alabama.

 

8.  Martin Van Buren 1837-41 (The Sage of Kinderhook)

  • ·  Political Party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice President: Richard Johnson
  • ·  First Lady: none (wife died in 1819, never remarried)
  • ·  State: New York
  • ·  Martin Van Buren was of Dutch descent.
  • ·  He served as governor of New York.
  • ·  He served in the cabinet of Andrew Jackson as Secretary of State.
  • ·  He was the first president born in the USA.
  • ·  He was beaten decisively by W. H. Harrison in the 1840 election, mainly because of a depression during his administration.

 

9.  William Henry Harrison 1841 (Old Tippecanoe)

  • ·  Political Party: Whig
  • ·  Vice President: John Tyler
  • ·  William Henry Harrison was the first president to die in office.
  • ·  He gave a 3.5  hour inauguration speech in the cold and rain, caught pneumonia and died 32 days later.
  • ·  He was grandfather of President Benjamin Harrison.

 

10.  John Tyler 1841-45

  • ·  Political Party: Whig
  • ·  Vice president: none
  • ·  First Lady: Julia Tyler (married while president)
  • ·  State: Virginia
  • ·  Secretary of State: Daniel Webster
  • ·  John Tyler served as governor of Virginia.
  • ·  He was the first VP to succeed to presidency upon the death of a president.
  • ·  He served briefly in the Confederate Congress.
  • ·  He was the president with the most children. (15)

 

11.  James Knox Polk 1845-49 (First Dark Horse, Young Hickory)

  • ·  Political Party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president: George M. Dallas (Dallas, TX namesake)
  • ·  First Lady: Sarah (Childress) Polk
  • ·  State: Tennessee
  • ·  James K. Polk served as governor of Tennessee and as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • ·  His administration fought and won the war with Mexico, annexing Texas and a vast amount of land west of the Rocky Mountains.
  • ·  He ran on the platform of “Manifest Destiny”, i.e., all land west to the Pacific Ocean should become part of the United States.

 

12. Zachary Taylor 1849-50 (Old Rough and Ready)

  • · Political Party: Whig
  • ·  Vice president: Millard Fillmore
  • ·  State: Virginia
  • ·  First Lady: Margaret (Smith) Taylor
  • ·  Zachary Taylor was a general in the Mexican-American War.
  • ·  He won the Battle of Buena Vista, defeating Mexican general Santa Anna.
  • ·  He was the second president to die in office July 9, 1850.
  • ·  He was Jefferson Davis’ father in law.

 

13. Millard Fillmore 1850-53

  • ·  Political party: Whig
  • ·  Vice president: none
  • ·  First Lady: Abigail Fillmore
  • ·  State: New York
  • ·  Millard Fillmore became president upon the death of Zachary Taylor.
  • ·  He established the first trade talks with Japan.
  • ·  He was the last Whig president.

 

14. Franklin Pierce 1853-57 (Handsome Frank)

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president: William Rufus King
  • ·  First Lady: Jane (Appleton) Pierce
  • ·  State: New Hampshire (only New Hampshire president)
  • ·  Franklin Pierce graduated from Bowdoin College.
  • ·  He served in the Mexican-American War.
  • ·  He made Gadsden Purchase from Mexico.
  • ·  He was the first president to have a full time bodyguard.
  • ∙   He is a relative of First Lady Barbara (Pierce) Bush

 

15. James Buchanan 1857-61 (The Bachelor President)

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice President: John C. Breckinridge (youngest V.P.)
  • ·  First Lady: none
  • ·  State: Pennsylvania (Wheatland)
  • ·  James Buchanan was James Polk’s Secretary of State.
  • ·  He was the only president to never marry.
  • ·  He retired to his Wheatland estate in Lancaster, PA.

 

16. Abraham Lincoln 1861-65 (Honest Abe)

  • ·  Political Party: Republican
  • ·  Vice presidents: Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson
  • ·  First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln (spoke French and died in mental ward)
  • ·  State: Illinois
  • ·  Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky.
  • ·  He fought in The Blackhawk War.
  • ·  He participated in Lincoln-Douglas debates.
  • ·  He was the first Republican president.
  • ·  He was the tallest president.
  • ·  He enacted Emancipation Proclamation. (He called it his greatest achievement).
  • ·  He was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater.
  • ·  Son Robert Lincoln was Secretary of War under Chester Arthur.

 

17. Andrew Johnson 1865-69

  • ·  Political Party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: none
  • ·  State: Tennessee
  • ·  Andrew Johnson served as governor of Tennessee.
  • ·  He was impeached and tried during his tenure (won trial by one vote).
  • ·  He was the only president to return to the Senate after his presidency.

 

18. Ulysses Simpson Grant 1869-77 (The Galena Tanner)

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax (involved in the Credit Mobilier scandal), Henry Wilson
  • ·  First Lady: Julia (Dent) Grant
  • ·  State: Ohio
  • ·  Ulysses S. Grant graduated from West Point Military Academy.
  • ·  He served under Zachary Taylor in the Mexican-American War.
  • ·  He captured Vicksburg and Chattanooga during the Civil War.
  • ·  He became commander of the Union Armies toward the end of the Civil War.
  • ·  He established Yellowstone National Park as the nation’s first national park.

 

19. Rutherford Birchard Hayes 1877-81

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: William Wheeler
  • ·  First Lady: Lucy Hayes (Lemonade Lucy)
  • ·  State: Ohio
  • ·  Rutherford Hayes studied law at Harvard.
  • ·  He served as governor of Ohio.

 

20.  James Abram Garfield 1881

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Chester A. Arthur
  • ·  State: Ohio
  • ·  James Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau and died on September 19th after serving 199 days.
  • ·  His term was the second-shortest of any president.
  • ·  He was the first left-handed president.
  • ·  He had a dog named Veto.

 

21. Chester Alan Arthur 1881-1885

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice President: none
  • ·  State: New York
  • ·  Chester Arthur became president upon the assassination of James Garfield.
  • · Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, served as his Secratary of War.
  • ·  He renovated the White House.

 

22. Stephen Grover Cleveland 1885-89

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice President: Thomas Hendricks
  • ·  First Lady: Francis Folsom Cleveland
  • ·  State: New York
  • ·  Grover Cleveland served as governor of New York.
  • ·  He dedicated the Statue of Liberty, October 28, 1886.
  • ·  He was the first president married in the White House.
  • ·  He was the only president reelected after losing the presidency.
  • ·  His picture is on the $1,000 bill.

 

23. Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Levi P. Morton
  • ·  First Lady: Caroline (Scott) Harrison
  • ·  State: Indiana
  • ·  Benjamin Harrison commanded Indiana’s 70th Infantry during Civil War.
  • ·  He defeated incumbent Grover Cleveland in 1888.
  • ·  He was grandson of William Henry Harrison.

 

24. Grover Cleveland 1893-97

  • ·  Vice president: Adlai E. Stevenson
  • ·  He became the first and only president to serve non-consecutive terms.

 

25. William McKinley 1897-1901

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice presidents: Garrett A. Hobart, Theodore Roosevelt
  • ·  First Lady: Ida (Saxton) McKinley
  • ·  State: Ohio (Canton)
  • ·  William McKinley was governor of Ohio.
  • ·  He promised a full dinner pail.
  • ·  He was assassinated in Buffalo, New York by Leon Czolgosz on Sept. 6, 1901.
  • ·  His picture is on the $500 bill.

 

26Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909 (The Squire of Sagamore Hill)

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president first term: none
  • ·  Vice president second term: Charles W. Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska namesake)
  • ·  First Lady: Edith Roosevelt
  • ·  State: New York
  • ·  Teddy Roosevelt’s first wife died in 1884.
  • ·  He led the charge up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War.
  • ·  He became president when McKinley was assassinated.
  • ·  He was the youngest president to assume office. (JFK youngest elected)
  • ·  He sponsored antitrust legislation.
  • ·  He enacted Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, which established the FDA.
  • ·  He was the first president to travel outside the USA during his presidency to dedicate the Panama Canal.
  • ·  He mediated an end to the Russo-Japanese War for which he won a Nobel Peace Prize.
  • ·  Was shot and wounded in 1912 while running for president as a candidate of the Bull Moose Party.
  • ·  His motto was “speak softly and carry a big stick”.
  • ·  Had a daughter named Alice Blue.
  • ·  Teddy Bear was named after him.

 

27. William Howard Taft 1909-1913

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: James S. Sherman
  • ·  First Lady: Helen (Herron) Taft
  • ·  State: Ohio
  • ·  William Taft served as civilian governor of the Philippines after they were ceded to United States at the end of the Spanish-American War.
  • ·  He was the only president to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • ·  He was the heaviest president.
  • ·  He was president when the last of the contiguous U.S. states joined the union.
  • ·  He created Dollar Diplomacy policy of low cost loans to Latin America and East Asia.
  • ·  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

28. Thomas Woodrow Wilson 1913-21

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president: Thomas R. Marshall
  • ·  First Lady: Edith (Galt) Wilson
  • ·  State: Virginia
  • ·  Woodrow Wilson Graduated from Princeton University.
  • ·  He is the only president with a PhD.
  • ·  He served as president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey.
  • ·  He brought the U.S. into WWI.
  • ·  He established peace program of 14 points at end of the war.
  • ·  He helped establish the League of Nations.
  • ·  He is the only president buried in Washington, DC.
  • ·  His picture is on the $100,000 bill.

 

29. Warren Gamaliel Harding 1921-23

  • ·  Political party:  Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Calvin Coolidge
  • ·  First Lady: Florence (DeWolfe) Harding
  • ·  Warren Harding was president during the Teapot Dome Scandal in which his interior secretary, Albert Fall, was sent to jail for taking bribes to secure oil leases on Federal lands.
  • ·  Herbert Hoover was his Secretary of Commerce.
  • ·  He died in office of an embolism.

 

30. John Calvin Coolidge 1923-29 (Silent Cal)

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president first term: none
  • ·  Vice president second term: Charles G. Dawes
  • ·  First Lady: Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge
  • ·  State: Massachusetts
  • ·  Calvin Coolidge became president upon the death of Warren Harding.
  • ·  “The business of America is business.”

 

31. Herbert Hoover 1929-33

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Charles Curtis
  • ·  First Lady: Lou Hoover
  • ·  State: Iowa
  • ·  Herbert Hoover had an engineering degree from Stanford University.
  • ·  He made his fortune with mining rights in Asia.
  • ·  He was in China with wife Lou during the Boxer Rebellion.
  • ·  He was Commerce Secretary under Harding and Coolidge.
  • ·  He was president during the start of the Great Depression, which ended his political career.

 

32.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1933-1945

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice presidents: John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S Truman
  • ·  First Lady: Eleanor (Roosevelt) Roosevelt, a distant cousin to FDR
  • ·  State: New York
  • ·  Franklin Roosevelt served as governor of New York.
  • ·  Was the only president elected four times.
  • ·  He had an advisory group called “The Brain Trust.”
  • ·  He sponsored New Deal program in response to the Great Depression.
  • ·  He created the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • ·  He created the Good Neighbor Policy to improve relation with Latin America.
  • ·  He contracted polio in 1921.
  • ·  He died in office April 12, 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • ·  His father was a distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt.
  • ·  He had dog named Fala.

 

33.  Harry S Truman 1945-53

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president first term: none
  • ·  Vice president second term: Alben W. Barkley (Veep)
  • ·  First Lady: Elizabeth (Bess) Truman
  • ·  State: Missouri (Independence)
  • ·  Harry Truman served as an artillery commander during WWI.
  • ·  He became president upon the death of FDR.
  • ·  He made the decision to use the atom bomb to end WWII.
  • ·  He implemented the Marshall Plan to aid reconstruction of Europe after WWII.
  • ·  He sponsored legislative program “Fair Deal”.
  • ·  He was the last president without a college degree.

 

34.  Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-61

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Richard M. Nixon
  • ·  First Lady: Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower
  • ·  State: Texas
  • ·  “Ike” Eisenhower graduated from West Point Military Academy.
  • ·  He commanded a tank corps training center during WWI.
  • ·  He served as Allied Supreme Commander during WWII.
  • ·  He had an affair with his WWII chauffeur Kay Somersby.
  • ·  He was president of Columbia University.
  • ·  He did not hold public office before becoming president.
  • ·  He warned against the “military-industrial complex”.
  • ·  His Secretary of State was John Foster Dulles.
  • ·  He had a home in Gettysburg, PA.
  • ·  He was the first president to have a pilot’s license.

 

35.  John Fitzgerald (Jack) Kennedy 1961-63

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president: Lyndon Johnson
  • ·  First Lady: Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy
  • ·  State: Massachusetts
  • ·  John F. Kennedy was the son of Joseph and Rose Kennedy.
  • ·  He graduated from Harvard University.
  • ·  He won Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage.
  • ·  He served on the “PT-109”, which was sunk during WWII.
  • ·  His father served as ambassador to Great Britain.
  • ·  He was the youngest president ever elected.
  • ·  He made “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in West Berlin.
  • ·  He established the Peace Corps.
  • ·  He considered the failed Bay of Pigs invasion his worst personal embarrassment.
  • ·  He was president during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • ·  He laid the ground work for the manned moon missions.
  • ·  His brother Robert Kennedy was his Attorney General.
  • ·  He was assassinated November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • ·  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • ·  He had a home in Hyannisport, MA.

 

36. Lyndon Baines Johnson 1963-69

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president first term: none
  • ·  Vice president second term: Hubert H. Humphrey
  • ·  First Lady: Lady Bird (Claudia Taylor) Johnson
  • ·  State: Texas (The Elms)
  • ·  Lyndon Johnson became president upon the death of JFK.
  • ·  He launched the “Great Society” program to raise living standards.
  • ·  He expanded the war in Vietnam.

 

37. Richard Milhous Nixon 1969-74

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice presidents: Spiro Agnew (resigned), Gerald R. Ford (first VP named under the 25th amendment)
  • ·  First Lady: Pat Nixon
  • ·  State: California
  • ·  Richard Nixon served as a supply officer during WWII.
  • ·  He served as two term VP under Dwight Eisenhower.
  • ·  He had “Kitchen Debate” with Nikita Khrushchev.
  • ·  He was defeated by JFK in 1960 presidential election.
  • ·  He ordered gradual removal of U.S. troops during Vietnam War.
  • ·  He opened relations with Communist China.
  • ·  He resigned presidency in 1974 due to Watergate Scandal.
  • ·  He was pardoned for “all offenses against the U.S.” by Gerald Ford.
  • ·  He had a dog named Checkers.
  • ·  He had a home in Casa Pacifica, CA.
  • ∙   He has been on the cover of Time Magazine more often than any other person

 

38.  Gerald R. Ford 1974-77

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Nelson Rockefeller
  • ·  First Lady: Betty Ford
  • ·  State: Michigan
  • ·  Gerald Ford was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
  • ·  He played football at University of Michigan.
  • ·  He served on the commission investigating the assassination of JFK.
  • ·  He survived two assassination attempts by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Sara Jane Moore.
  • ·  He was the only VP and president not to be elected by vote.

 

39.  Jimmy (James Earl) Carter 1977-81

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president: Walter F. Mondale
  • ·  First Lady: Rosalyn (Smith) Carter
  • ·  State: Georgia (Plains)
  • ·  Jimmy Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • ·  He worked as a peanut farmer before his public life.
  • ·  He served as governor of Georgia.
  • ·  He signed Panama Canal Treaty and Salt II Treaty.
  • ·  He boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics due to USSR invasion of Afghanistan.
  • ·  He provided framework for Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
  • ·  He served during Iran hostage crisis.
  • ·  He lived the longest of any president after his presidency.

 

40.  Ronald Wilson Reagan 1981-89 (The Great Communicator, Dutch, The Teflon President)

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: George Bush
  • ·  First Lady: Nancy (Davis) Reagan
  • ·  State: Illinois (Tampico)
  • ·  Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in Illinois.
  • ·  He appeared in approximately 50 motion pictures.
  • ·  He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
  • ·  He served two terms as governor of California.
  • ·  He survived an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr.
  • ·  He initiated the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI or Star Wars).
  • ·  He was the oldest president elected and the oldest to serve.
  • ·  He was the only divorced president.

 

41.  George Herbert Walker Bush 1989-93

  • ·  Political party: Republican
  • ·  Vice president: Dan Quayle
  • ·  First Lady Barbara Bush (The Silver Fox)
  • ·  State: Texas
  • ·  George Bush was shot down as a fighter pilot in WWII.
  • ·  He served as director of CIA.
  • ·  He served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
  • ·  He served two terms as VP under Ronald Reagan.
  • ·  He coordinated United Nations effort to win the Persian Gulf War.
  • ·  He has vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • ·  His sons, George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, served as Governors of Texas and Florida.
  • ∙  He was the first vice president to be directly elected to the presidency since Martin Van Buren.

 

42.  William Jefferson Clinton 1993-2001

  • ·  Political party: Democrat
  • ·  Vice president: Al Gore
  • ·  First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • ·  State: Arkansas
  • ·  Bill Clinton had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • ·  He was impeached and acquitted during his second term.
  • ·  He had a chocolate lab named Buddy.

 

43.  George Walker Bush 2001-09

    • · Political party:  Republican
    • · Vice president:  Richard Cheney
    • · First Lady:  Laura (Welch) Bush
    • · State:  Texas
    • · George W. Bush became the fourth president in U.S. history to lose the popular vote and still win the election.*
    • · He is the second son of a president to become president.

* Others: J.Q. Adams v. Jackson, 1824, Hayes v. Tilden, 1876, Cleveland v. B. Harrison, 1888
44.  Barack Hussein Obama II 2009-

  • · Political party:  Democrat
  • · Vice president:  Joseph Biden
  • · First Lady:  Michelle (Robinson) Obama
  • · State:  Illinois
  • · Barrack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • · He graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
  • · He has two daughters named Malia and Sasha.
  • · In 2009 he became the third U.S. president to win the Noble Peace Prize.
  • · His pet Portuguese Water Hound named Bo was a gift from Ted Kennedy.

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  • POTUS acronymPresident of the United States
  • President to serve the longestFranklin Roosevelt
  • President with shortest term William Harrison (32 days)
  • The shortest presidentJames Madison
  • The tallest presidentAbraham Lincoln
  • The heaviest presidentWilliam Howard Taft
  • First president born in a log cabinAndrew Jackson
  • First president born in the United States Martin Van Buren
  • Last president born a British subject William H. Harrison
  • First president born in the 20th century John F. Kennedy
  • First president born west of the Mississippi RiverHerbert Hoover
  • First president born in a hospital Jimmy Carter
  • First left handed president James Garfield
  • Only president to hold a patentAbraham Lincoln
  • Only adopted president Gerald Ford
  • Only divorced president Ronald Reagan
  • Only president never married James Buchanan
  • Only president to return to the House after presidencyJohn Quincy Adams
  • Only president to return to the Senate after presidencyAndrew Johnson
  • First president sworn in office in the White House Thomas Jefferson
  • First president married in the White HouseGrover Cleveland
  • Last Whig presidentMillard Fillmore
  • “Trust-buster” presidentTheodore Roosevelt
  • Years that three men served as president841, 1881
  • President who served in Thomas Jefferson’s cabinet James Monroe
  • President assassinated in Buffalo, NYWilliam McKinley
  • He promised “a chicken in every pot” Herbert Hoover
  • He promised “a full dinner pail”William McKinley
  • The centennial presidentUlysses S. Grant
  • The bicentennial presidentGerald Ford
  • He was sworn into office at Love Field, TexasLyndon Johnson
  • The only split-term president Grover Cleveland
  • President to live the longest after his presidencyJimmy Carter
  • Iowa president Herbert Hoover
  • Illinois president (along with Obama)Abraham Lincoln (born in Kentucky)
  • Missouri president Harry Truman
  • New Hampshire president Franklin Pierce
  • Georgia presidentJimmy Carter
  • His middle initial S stood for nothing Harry Truman
  • President who won popular vote in 1888, but lost election Grover Cleveland
  • President known for his 14 points Woodrow Wilson
  • The only president to be Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover
  • “Baby Ruth” was his daughterGrover Cleveland
  • “Alice Blue” was his daughter Theodore Roosevelt
  • The First Dark Horse James Polk
  • The Beast of Buffalo Grover Cleveland
  • The Duke of BraintreeJohn Adams
  • The Schoolmaster in Politics Woodrow Wilson
  • The Sage of MontpelierJames Madison
  • The Squire of Sagamore Hill Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Silent” president Calvin Coolidge
  • He wrote the Bill of Rights James Madison
  • President with an engineering degree from Stanford Herbert Hoover
  • President who survived two assassination attempts in one month Gerald Ford
  • Presidents who never held public office before their presidency George Washington, U.S. Grant, Dwight Eisenhower
  • President who lived in Blair House during White House renovation Harry Truman
  • President who withdrew all funds from the Bank of the U.SAndrew Jackson
  • First Three Star General of the ArmyU. S. Grant
  • Jimmy Carter made him the only Six Star GeneralGeorge Washington
  • His initials F. P. can also stand for fourteenth presidentFranklin Pierce
  • Harriet Lane was his niece and hostessJames Buchanan
  • President elected by the largest electoral margin Ronald Reagan (1984)
  • President to graduate from the U.S. Naval AcademyJimmy Carter
  • Two presidents to graduate from West Point Grant, Eisenhower
  • Two presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence J. Adams, Jefferson
  • Two presidents to sign the ConstitutionWashington, Madison
  • Two Whigs who died in officeTaylor, W. H. Harrison
  • Two presidents who were in service during WWI Truman, Eisenhower
  • Two presidents who were not married when elected Buchanan, Cleveland
  • Two presidents buried at Arlington National Cemeteryaft, Kennedy
  • Two presidents from Braintree, MA J. Adams. J.Q. Adams
  • Two presidents to serve less than one yearW. H. Harrison, Garfield
  • State Capital presidentsJackson, Lincoln, Jefferson, Madison
  • Presidents not elected to officeyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, Ford
  • State with the most presidents Virginia (8)
  • State with second most presidentsOhio (7)
  • Date presidents were inaugurated before the 20th amendmentMarch 4
  • Event that precipitated installation of the “hot line” to MoscowThe Cuban Missile Crisis

  • First vice president not to be presidentAaron Burr
  • First vice president to resignJohn C. Calhoun
  • Greek vice president who also resigned Spiro Agnew
  • Youngest vice president, South Civil War generalJohn C. Breckenridge
  • Oldest vice president Alben Barkley
  • First two-term vice president John Adams
  • Lincoln’s first vice presidentHannibal Hamlin
  • First vice president under the 25th amendment Gerald Ford
  • First vice president to serve under two presidentsGeorge Clinton
  • First vice president to succeed after the death of a presidentohn Tyler
  • Vice president involved in Credit Mobilier scandalSchuyler Colfax
  • Texas city named for a vice presidentDallas
  • Alaska city named for a vice president Fairbanks
  • Vice president who won Nobel Peace PrizeCharles Dawes
  • Vice presidents from Minnesota H. Humphrey, W. Mondale
  • State with most vice presidents New York (8)
  • Number of vice presidents to become presidentFourteen
  • Vice president’s home Blair House (on grounds of Naval Observatory)
  • Vice president’s official song Hail Columbia

  • FLOTUS acronym First Lady of the United States
  • Noted hostess of the early 19th century Dolly Madison
  • 19th century first lady who spoke French fluentlyMary Todd Lincoln
  • “Lemonade Lucy” banned alcohol in the White HouseLucy Hayes
  • She also banned alcohol in the White HouseSara Polk
  • She had a degree in geologyLou Hoover
  • Val-kill was her retreatEleanor Roosevelt
  • She graduated from University of TexasLady Bird Johnson
  • Bouvier was her maiden nameJackie Kennedy
  • Her maiden name was Thelma Patricia RyanPat Nixon
  • She danced for Martha GrahamBetty Ford
  • The Steel MagnoliaRosalyn Carter
  • The Silver FoxBarbara Bush
  • She has a law degree from Yale UniversityHillary Rodham Clinton (Only First Lady to hold public office)

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