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Presidents of the United States


1.  This president sold twenty-four wagonloads of presidential furniture and belongings, including one of John Quincy Adams' hats and a pair of Lincoln's pants, not knowing how priceless these items were.
During this president's term, Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
This president changed his pants several times a day. He had over 80 pairs!
2.  Since this president did not have a wife, he asked his niece, Miss Harriet Lane, to serve as White House hostess.
3.  During this president's time at the White House, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major-league baseball.
During this president's term, Charles Schulz created the Peanuts comic strip.
4.  "My Country, 'tis of Thee" was written while he was president.
He defeated the Creeks in Alabama and forced them to give up 23 million acres of their land.
He led a volunteer army to victory at the Battle of New Orleans after the War of 1812 was over.
5.  He planned to reorganize his cabinet, but died before he could complete his plans.
6.  This president was born in Hope, Arkansas, on August 19, 1946.
This president said that one of America's worst habits is expecting "something for nothing."
This president has a cat named "Socks."
7.  His enemies called him "The Sly Fox of Kinderhook."
He was Andrew Jackson's Vice President.
8.  This president suffered nervous breakdowns at the age of 24 and had to spend some time in a sanitarium.
This president once gambled away an entire set of White House china, at a poker game, dating back to Benjamin Harrison's time.
9.  He volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, helping people build their own homes.
He negotiated the Panama Canal treaties, the SALT II agreement, and the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
10.  This man was the first president to ride on a steamboat.
2.  He stirred up a national argument when he proposed allowing drilling for oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve.
He served as governor of Texas from 1995-2000.
3.  It was expected that he would carry on Roosevelt's progressive policies.
9.  This president had a heart attack and died on June 24, 1908.
He was governor of New York prior to becoming president.
11.  This man became president when Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater.
12.  This president had a photographic memory, being able to read a page in the time it took anyone else to read a sentence.
13.  He played football and acted in school plays while earning a degree in economics and sociology.
In a 1994 letter addressed to the American people, he disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
____'s campaign speech for Barry Goldwater, "A Time for Choosing," brought in $1 million in contributions, the most that had resulted from any political speech in history.
14.  He was a captain in the Black Hawk War.
He said the three most important developments in the world's history were: the introduction of patent laws, the discovery of America, and the perfection of printing.
In the campaign for Senator from Illinois, he debated Stephen A. Douglas and gained the attention of the Republican Party.
15.  This president was the first to have a stepmother.
16.  This president was the third to be assassinated while in office.
17.  This president suffered from motion sickness and hayfever.
This president's mother wanted him to become a Quaker missionary, but he wanted to be an FBI agent.
This president was the first to address the Russians on Russian television.


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