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Presidents of the United States


1.  The 16th Amendment was adopted during his term, authorizing a graduated federal income tax.
He was President Roosevelt's Secretary of War and his good friend.
2.  He took $100,000, the sum of his salary as president over four years, in a lump sum at the end of his term.
For a time he was a member of the Barnburners Party and was known as a radical.
3.  This president's mediation led to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the boundary of Maine and Canada.
This man was the first vice-president to succeed to the presidency by the death of a president.
4.  This president signed into effect a law specifying Lake Champlain (between New York and Vermont) as the sixth Great Lake.
This president said that one of America's worst habits is expecting "something for nothing."
5.  This president died on October 8, 1869 of stomach problems.
One of the Democratic Party's slogans during this president's campaign for president was: "We Polked you in 1844; we shall ____ you in 1852."
6.  The Sherman Silver Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase 4.5 million ounces of silver each month.
During the Civil War he was drafted but paid someone to serve for him so he could take care of his mother.
7.  This president died on November 18, 1886.
This man became the twenty-first president of the United States when President Garfield died after being shot.
8.  This president was once a male model.
This president became vice president and president without being elected to either office.
9.  He stirred up a national argument when he proposed allowing drilling for oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve.
This president is the son of the 41st president of the United States.
10.  The United States bought Florida from Spain during this president's term.
Congress fixed the number of stripes on the U.S. flag at 13 to honor the original colonies, April 4, of this man's Presidency.
11.  This man was the first president to ever have a picture taken of him.
This president was known for swimming in the Potomac River without wearing any clothes (bathing suits hadn't been invented yet).
12.  This president once gambled away an entire set of White House china, at a poker game, dating back to Benjamin Harrison's time.
Out of all the presidents, this one had the biggest feet - size fourteen.
13.  This president established the first permanent library in the White House.
This president had the first bathtub installed in the White House.
3.  This man was the first president to take office during wartime.
This president had read every book in the Independence, Missouri, library by the time he was fifteen years old.
4.  He has written 16 books.
He was the 29th president of the United States.
14.  He and his wife had four sons, only one of whom lived to maturity.
He was the 16th president of the United States.
15.  ____ was president from 1913 - 1921.
He was apparently dyslexic and didn't learn to read until age 10.
16.  The American hostages in Iran were released during the early days of his presidency.
In foreign policy, this president took an early stand against the Soviet Union. In March 1983, he announced his Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly called Star Wars.
17.  His greatest foreign triumph was the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by Britain's Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, and the Soviet Union's Premier Nikita Khrushchev.
He married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.
18.  During his term, the Supreme Court ruled, in Marbury v. Madison, that any law passed by Congress could be declared unconstitutional by the courts.
He wrote his own epitaph and did not mention his presidency.
19.  He headed the Food Administration which cut consumption of foods needed overseas and avoided rationing at home, yet kept the Allies fed.
He graduated from Stanford University as a mining engineer.
20.  At the age of seven, this president nearly drowned while fishing in White Oak Creek, near his home in Georgetown, Ohio, but his friend and fishing partner, nine year old Daniel Ammen, reached down and pulled him to safety.
This president finished the story of his life only a few weeks before his death from cancer. The book brought in $500,000 for his family after his death.


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