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Presidents of the United States


1.  As a teenager, this president shook hands with President Kennedy at the White House.
This president is the only President ever to be elected twice without ever receiving 50% of the popular vote.
This man was the first president to have been a Rhodes scholar.
This president was born in Hope, Arkansas, on August 19, 1946.
2.  Along with Congress, he transferred federal funds to an independent treasury.
When he was vice president, he presided over the Senate with loaded pistols!
He enjoyed dressing fashionably and riding around Washington in a heavily decorated carriage.
He was the 8th President of the United States.
3.  This president had a horse named "General."
This president gave several parties at the White House for his 15 children, his grandchildren, and their friends.
This man was the first president whose wife died while he was in office.
This president's granddaughter, Letiticia, was the first girl born in the White House, in 1842.
4.  During this president's term, the United States bought Alaska from Russia for two cents an acre.
This man is the only president who made his own clothes as well as his cabinet's.
During this president's term, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was published.
During this president's term, Nebraska became the thirty-seventh state in the United States.
5.  To offset the loss of revenues from the reduced tariff on imports, the Federal income tax was born during his administration.
____ was president from 1913 - 1921.
A flock of sheep was raised on the White House lawn during this president's term. The wool was used to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.
During this president's term in office, on May 7, 1915, the British liner, Lusitania, was sunk by a German torpedo.
6.  This president was assassinated on September 6, 1901 after he had just bent down to give his carnation to a little girl.
This president's last words (after being shot eight days earlier) were "Good-bye-Good-bye, all. It is God's way. His will, not ours be done."
This president kept a parrot in the White House that could whistle "Yankee Doodle."
This president always wore a red carnation in his lapel for good luck.
7.  He lost the election for his second term of office to Woodrow Wilson.
His most important battles with the Progressives were over tariff reform and conservation policy.
He backed conservation of natural resources, but fired Gifford Pinchot, the head of the Bureau of Forestry.
His lack of political insight soon became obvious in his indifference toward the growing division between conservatives and progressives within Republican ranks.
8.  This president was offered tryouts by both the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.
This president was one of the members of the Warren Commission appointed to study the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
This president had a rare condition whereby he was left-handed when sitting down and right-handed when standing.
This president was the first president to pardon a former president.
9.  This president died in 1923, under mysterious circumstances.
This president was the first one to ride to his inauguration in a car.
This man was the first president to speak over the radio.
This president's advisors were given the nickname of the "Poker Cabinet" because they all played poker together.
10.  He had the opportunity to buy Cuba for only $90,000,000, but Congress refused to allow it fearing he would steal the money and run away!
He made his 27 year-old niece, Harriet Lane, his hostess in the White House.
During this president's term in office, the Pony Express began as a cross-country mail delivery system.
During the final months of his term as president, seven Southern states seceded.
1.  He was governor of New York prior to becoming president.
The candy bar called "Baby Ruth" was named after this president's daughter.
He was sheriff of Erie County, New York.
Utah became the forty-fifth state during this president's second term in office.
11.  While serving as Secretary of Commerce under President Coolidge, he directed efforts that led to construction of the ____ Dam and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
He was the 31st president of the United States.
He headed the Food Administration which cut consumption of foods needed overseas and avoided rationing at home, yet kept the Allies fed.
During their first three years in the White House, this president and his wife dined alone only three times, each time on their wedding anniversary.
12.  He spent only 37 days away from his desk during his four years as president.
He was a hard man to know or like.
During his campaign, he demanded the annexation of Texas and laid claim to a large area of the northwest, including Oregon.
His campaign slogan was, "Fifty-four forty or fight!"
13.  He believed in a firm policy of Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War.
He commanded a brigade at the Battles of Shiloh and Chickamauga during the Civil War.
He served as president for four months.
He was once accused of having "the backbone of an angleworm."
14.  He served two terms as governor of California.
The American hostages in Iran were released during the early days of his presidency.
This man was the oldest president in history. He was 77 when he left office.
This president was the first to wear a bullet-proof vest, after being shot in 1981.
15.  He was the author of the Virginia Plan that called for a strong central government.
He was the last member of the Founding fathers to die.
He was a good friend of Thomas Jefferson and helped him found the University of Virginia.
At 5 feet, 4 inches and less than 100 pounds, he was the shortest and lightest president.
16.  As president, he once said, "he serves his party best who serves his country best."
Of the five presidents to serve during the Civil War, he was the only one to be wounded.
He was the first president to graduate from law school.
He turned down his party's nomination for a second term and spent the rest of his life working for prison reform and education for Southern black youth.
17.  This man was the only president to resign from office.
This president was the first to visit all fifty states.
This president's mother wanted him to become a Quaker missionary, but he wanted to be an FBI agent.
During this president's term, Pong, the first video game, was invented.
18.  This president died just days before the end of World War II.
In his third term, World War II dominated his activities.
President Theodore ____ was his fifth cousin.
He initiated the Tennessee Valley Authority to provide electricity to rural Appalachia.
19.  This president is known for telling the truth, even when asked about a certain cherry tree.
While in office, this president held a contest for the best architectural design of a "President's Palace" which today is called the "White House."
This president was born on February 22, 1732.
This president died one year before the White House was completed.


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