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President Info

U.S. President Trivia

first to live in the White House John Adams
the most brilliant president; wrote the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
lived in the White House at the time it burned during the War of 1812 James Madison
The Monroe Doctrine was named after him. James Monroe
the first father and son presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams
was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because he was so tough Andrew Jackson
the first president to be born an American citizen, served through an economic depression Martin Van Buren
31 days after taking office, he died from a cold after his marathon inaugural speech William Henry Harrison
the first vice president to assume presidency during a presidential term John Tyler
had 15 children John Tyler
the only president to serve as speaker of the house James K. Polk ("Dark Horse")
nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready," he died in office Zachary Taylor
approved the Compromise of 1850, allowing slavery in the South Millard Fillmore
supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act Franklin Pierce
the only bachelor (never married) James Buchanan
president during the Civil War; ended slavery; was assassinated Abraham Lincoln
top Union military hero Ulysses S. Grant
won the election by one electoral vote Rutherford B. Hayes
reformed the spoils system; assassinated; the first left-handed president James Garfield
expanded the Secret Service Grover Cleveland
the grandson of President #19 Benjamin Harrison (grandson of Rutherford B. Hayes)
only president elected to 2 NON-consecutive terms (#22 and #24) Grover Cleveland
served during the Spanish-American War William McKinley
pushed the building of the Panama Canal Theodore Roosevelt
helped establish 5 national parks to protect wildlife Theodore Roosevelt
only president to become a Supreme Court Justice William H. Taft
drafted the peace plan to end WWI Woodrow Wilson
created the League of Nations Woodrow Wilson
served during the Teapot Dome Scandal; died in office Warren G. Harding
served during economic prosperity (1923-1925) Calvin Coolidge
served during the stock market crash / Great Depression Herbert Hoover
served the longest (over 12 years); elected 4 times! but died in office Franklin Roosevelt
led the nation during the Great Depresson and victory in World War II Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gave the Pearl Harbor speech with this quote: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." Franklin D. Roosevelt
dropped the atomic bomb on Japan Harry S. Truman
led U.S. during the Korean War Harry S. Truman
said, "The buck stops here" Harry S. Truman
former WWII hero; helped end the Korean War Dwight D. Eisenhower
the only Catholic president John F. Kennedy
served during the Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy
assassinated in Dallas, TX at the age of 46 John F. Kennedy
sworn into office on an airplane after Kennedy's assassination; served during the Vietnam War Lyndon B. Johnson
1st president to fill a vacancy under the 25th amendment Richard M. Nixon
president during the Watergate scandal, resigned while facing impeachment Richard M. Nixon
Never elected president or vice president, he assumed the presidency after Spiro Agnew's resignation in 1973. Gerald Ford
pardoned Nixon, which was an unpopular move Gerald Ford
promoted Middle East peace; served during the Iran Hostage Crisis Jimmy Carter
This former actor and Governor of California survived a would-be assassination. Ronald Reagan
Led the U.S. in Gulf War George H.W. Bush (senior)
Soviet Union collapse; end of Cold War George H. W. Bush (senior)
NAFTA trade agreement; cut budget deficit; scandal / impeachment Bill Clinton
Born and raised in Arkansas Bill Clinton
served during September 11 terror attacks, led U.S. into war against Iraq George W. Bush (junior)
1st African-American president Barack Obama
businessman, television producer, never held public office before serving as president, never served in the military Donald J. Trump
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