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Presidents of the United States


1.  In 1977, this president had a hole-in-one at the Memphis Classic.
This president was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. after his biological father, but was later renamed after his adoptive father.
During this president's term, the Vietnam War ended.
This president had another swimming pool dug after he became president because Richard Nixon had had it filled in.
This president was the only president to serve without being chosen in the national election.
2.  During this president's term, Pong, the first video game, was invented.
During this president's term, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
This man became the president of the United States in 1969.
During this president's term, U.S. troops left Vietnam, but the war continued.
This president's mother wanted him to become a Quaker missionary, but he wanted to be an FBI agent.
3.  One of his sons fought as a Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army.
He fought in four wars.
One of his daughters married Jefferson Davis, the future president of the Confederate States of America.
The Whig Party nominated him for president.
After 40 years in the army, he reached the rank of Major General.
4.  He asked to be judged by his allegiance to the Constitution.
His Democratic-Republican party favored states' rights and a strict interpretation of the Constitution.
He has been called the "Father of the United States Bill of Rights."
He led negotiations to purchase the Louisiana Territory.
He was the last member of the Founding fathers to die.
5.  During this president's term, the United States bought Alaska from Russia for two cents an acre.
This president was buried beneath a willow he had planted himself with a shoot taken from a tree at Napolean's tomb.
During this president's term, Nebraska became the thirty-seventh state in the United States.
This president died of a stroke on July 31, 1875.
This president was the first to be visited by a queen - Queen Emma of the Sandwich Islands came to America on August 14, 1866.
6.  This president had a pet goat named "His Whiskers."
This president was the first to receive over one million popular votes.
This president died on April 4, 1841.
This president gave the longest inauguration speech in presidential history - almost two hours.
This man was the ninth president of the United States.
7.  This president ____ was playing Poker when he learned he was to be president.
A sign on this president's desk read, "The Buck Stops Here," meaning that the president could not pass his responsibilities off onto anyone else.
During this man's presidency, some television stations begin broadcasting in color.
This president was a great-nephew of John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States.
This man was the first president from Missouri.
8.  When the African slaves aboard The Amistad were brought to trial on charges of mutiny, he supported the captain and crew, ignoring their blatant cruelty.
His friends called him "The Little Magician."
He was the only incumbent president to run for re-election without a vice-presidential running-mate.
During his term, he had to handle the undeclared Aroostook War, a dispute between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, over Maine's northeast boundary on the Aroostook River.
He took $100,000, the sum of his salary as president over four years, in a lump sum at the end of his term.
9.  He graduated from the United States Naval Academy.
He negotiated the Panama Canal treaties, the SALT II agreement, and the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Before becoming president he was a peanut farmer.
This president conducted a radio phone-in program, Ask the President, in which 42 callers-of 9 million who tried to reach him-asked a wide range of questions.
10.  This president detonated the final explosives to clear the Panama Canal. He sent the signal all the way from New York!
He was apparently dyslexic and didn't learn to read until age 10.
He was president of a university before becoming president of the United States.
The Federal Trade Commission was established during his first term.
The Treaty of Versailles was the final product of the Paris Peace Conference he attended for seven months in 1918 and 1919.
11.  During the Mexican War General Zachary Taylor, the man who replaced him as president, openly defied him.
He was the youngest man to serve as president when he was inaugurated.
News of his election was spread by telegraph, the first time this had been done.
He had no children.
When he was 17, he survived an operation to remove gallstones performed without anesthesia or antiseptics.
1.  This president had the first kitchen stove installed in the White House.
This president was the last man of the Whig party to ever hold that office.
In 1850, this president signed the Fugitive Slave Act.
This president died on March 8, 1874.
During this president's term, the brown paper bag was invented.
4.  This president was assassinated on September 6, 1901 after he had just bent down to give his carnation to a little girl.
As a boy, this president almost drowned in Mosquito Creek in Niles, Ohio.
After being shot, this president saw the shooter being beaten to the ground, he then cried, "Don't let them hurt him!"
This man became the twenty-fifth president of the United States on March 4, 1897.
During this president's term, America's first subway opened in Boston.
9.  This president is the only President ever to be elected twice without ever receiving 50% of the popular vote.
This president signed into effect a law specifying Lake Champlain (between New York and Vermont) as the sixth Great Lake.
This president was the second president of the United States to be impeached by the House of Representatives.
This president said that one of America's worst habits is expecting "something for nothing."
This president was mauled by a sheep when he was about eight years old to which he called it "the awfullest beating I ever took."
12.  Work began on the United States' first steam-powered railroad during this president's term.
This president owned a pet alligator that he kept in the East Room of the White House.
This president's father was the second president of the United States.
The Erie Canal opened, letting boats travel from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, during this president's term.
This president had the first pool table installed in the White House.
13.  When he first came into office, many people called this president "His Accidency."
This president's second wife, Julia, started the practice of playing "Hail to the Chief" whenever a president appears in public.
Five years after leaving office, this president was so poor he was unable to pay a bill for $1.25 until he had sold his corn crop.
Texas left Mexico and had a war with that country while this president was in office.
This president was playing marbles when he learned that he was to be the next president.
14.  His veto of the Bland-Allison Act, establishing silver as the backing for currency, was overridden by Congress.
His wife was known as "Lemonade Lucy" because she refused to serve alcohol in the White House.
He was the 19th President of the United States.
As an attorney, he defended many fugitive slaves.
As president, he once said, "he serves his party best who serves his country best."
15.  This president's wife was called "the shadow in the White House" because she did not go out in public for the first two years of her husband's term - not even to attend his inauguration - due to sadness over the recent death of their last surviving son.
This president always insisted that grace be said before a meal.
This president died on October 8, 1869 of stomach problems.
This president defeated his old commanding officer from the Mexican War, Winfield Scott, to become the fourteenth president of the United States.
This president was born in New Hampshire on November 23, 1804.
16.  During this president's term, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education, ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional.
This man was the only president to have served in both World War I and World War II.
In 1961 when Fidel Castro, (communist dictator of Cuba) seized property belonging to U.S. companies on Cuba, ____ broke off all diplomatic relations.
This president had a putting green installed on the White House lawn.
This president's nickname was "Ike."
17.  This president answered the White House phone, personally.
His daughter Ruth had a candy bar named after her - Baby Ruth.
During this president's second term, the first Sunday newspaper comics are released.
During this president's first term, George Eastman invented the Kodak camera.
The Sherman Silver Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver each month.
18.  This president had a photographic memory, being able to read a page in the time it took anyone else to read a sentence.
This president arranged to acquire land in Central American so America could build the Panama Canal.
This president would jog around the Washington Monument after a busy day at the White House.
This man was the first president to be popularly referred to by his initials, TR.
This president's children kept a one-legged rooster, a snake, a parrot, a pony, a bear, and a guinea pig as pets in the White House.
19.  This president was one of the best fishermen in America of his time. He caught an eighty-pound bass off the coast of Rhode Island.
During this president's term, the Brooklyn Bridge was completed.
During this president's term, Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
This president was born on October 5, 1829.
The famous detective, Allan Pinkerton, was this president's son-in-law.
20.  He was the only actor elected to the presidency.
One of John Hinckley's bullets punctured President ____'s lung and was lodged one inch from his heart.
After he graduated from college, he became a radio sports announcer.
He testified as a friendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee and cooperated in the blacklisting of actors, directors, and writers suspected of Communist sympathies.
He was the 40th president of the United States.


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