United States Presidents Trivia

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Last updated: March 13, 2013
First submittedMarch 7, 2013
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Based on the clue, guess which President it is referring to! *The decade of the term(s) of Presidency is included*
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The first President who was the son of a President. (1800)
John Quincy Adams
Was a commanding General in victorious forces in Europe during WWII; "I like Ike"; tried to reduce strains of the Cold War; continued the New Deal. (1900)
Dwight D Eisenhower
He was transformed into a wartime President with terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers and Pentagon; Hurricane Katrina struck down disaster during his term as well; known for being from Texas and fumbling through speeches, often saying not-to-bright things. (2000)
George W Bush
Conducted one of the first "front-porch" campaigns; received a much fewer popular votes than his opponent but carried the Electoral College. Signed the "billion dollar Congress" bill as well as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. (1800)
Benjamin Harrison
Married to Abigail; had 2 terms as VP (1700)
John Adams
Proceeded to reconstruct the former Confederate states, pardoning those who would take an oath of allegiance. In office when the 14th amendment was added. Allegedly violated a restriction on Presidency passed by the Radicals; House voted 11 articles of impeachment, acquitted by 1 vote. (1800)
Andrew Johnson
Became the youngest President in U.S. history; lost his wife and mother on the same day :( Steered America more actively towards foreign politics. Some of his most effective achievements were in conservation; won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War and ensured the construction of the Panama Canal. (1900)
Theodore Roosevelt
Won with a narrow margin of popular votes; 2 months before taking office, his 11 year old son was killed in a train wreck; in his Inaugural he proclaimed an era of peace and prosperity at home, and vigor in relations with other nations. However at the end of his term, Democrats refused to renominate him. (1800)
Franklin Pierce
Married "Lady Bird"; won the Presidency with 61 percent of the vote and had the widest popular margin in American history--more than 15,000,000 votes; Great Society Program; great explorations of space were under him; he made the country speak of peace again. (1900)
Lyndon B Johnson
Though he protest it, he was the "Father of the Constitution" and retired to his estate, Montpelier. (1800)
James Madison
He was the symbol on Union victory during the Civil War; known as being "the opposite" of General Robert E. Lee; allowed Radical reconstruction in the South. Wrote recollections to pay off debts and provide for his family. (1800)
Ulysses S Grant
The first "African-American" President with a Kenyan father; born in Hawaii; known for his Health Care plan that hasn't exactly been devastating to the U.S. but hasn't helped in any extreme either. (2000)
Barack Obama
Whig; was Secretary of the Northwest Territory, its first delegate to Congress, later becoming Governor of the Indiana Territory, serving 12 years. Upon returning to civilian , he was nominated President. (1800)
William Henry Harrison
One of the most famous; President during the Civil War; wrote a proclamation helping slaves; re-elected; assassinated. (1800)
Abraham Lincoln
Succeeded the first President to ever resign; went up against the challenges of mastering inflation, reviving a depressed economy, solving chronic energy shortages, and trying to ensure world peace; did much to help heal the land of America. (1900)
Gerald R Ford
During his administration, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well being than at any time in its history; married to a woman also in politics; represented a new generation in American political leadership --- For the first time in 12 years both the White House and Congress were held by the same party; had a personal indiscretion with a young intern in the White House , was impeached, tried, and found not guilty. (1900)
Bill Clinton
Prepared to hold the union together by armed force rather than compromise; He spent many years policing the frontiers against Indians. In the Mexican War he won major victories at Monterrey and Buena Vista. (1800)
Zachary Taylor
Youngest man to be elected President, as well as the youngest to die; was the first Roman Catholic President; took vigorous action for equal rights; permitted a band of Cuban exiles to invade; imposed a quarantine on all offensive weapons bound for Cuba; Almost 3 years into his first term, he was assassinated. (1900)
John F Kennedy
"Silent member" of Congress who drafted the Declaration of Independence. (1800)
Thomas Jefferson
Reconcilliation was his first goal; succeeded in ending American fighting in Vietnam and improving relations with the U.S.S.R. and China; Watergate scandal; resigned before he had the chance to be impeached. (1900)
Richard M Nixon
Known as the "bachelor President"; while in ofice, the Democratic Party split into northern and southern wings, each nominating its own candidate for the Presidency. He denied the legal right of states to secede but held that the Federal Government legally could not prevent them; he did however hope for compromise. (1800)
James Buchanan
Was administered the oath of office by a kerosene lamp at 2:30 AM. Known for his dry Yankee wit and his frugality with words. (1900)
Calvin Coolidge
Short and trim with an impeccable appearance; in office during an economic crisis and continued with the remedy of deflationary policies, only prolonging and worsening the depression. (1800)
Martin Van Buren
Assumed Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression; regained faith in the people. Had polio; elected 4 terms; New Deal; beginning of WWII. (1900)
Franklin D Roosevelt
As the Whig party disintegrated, he refused to join the Republican party; instead, he accepted nomination for the "President of Know Nothing, or American, Party." Opposed Lincoln and supported Johnson.(1800)
Millard Fillmore
Cold War had ended after 40 years; hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in U. S. policy toward the group of new nations; his greatest test came when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait; lost re-election. (1900)
George H.W. Bush
General in War of 1812; defeated the British at New Orleans; his opposition to some national policies caused 2 parties to grow out of the old Republican party. (1800)
Andrew Jackson
Worked hard to combat the continuing economic woes of inflation and unemployment; had a number of achievements in domestic affairs; helped amity between Egypt and Israel; obtained ratification of the Panama Canal treaties;completed negotiation of the SALT II nuclear limitation treaty with the Soviet Union; 14 months during his Presidency, Americans were held hostage in Iran. (1900)
Jimmy Carter
Last of the log cabin Presidents; attacked political corruption. Was shot by a bitter attorney who was refused a post, mortally wounding him; he died weeks later in the White House. (1800)
James Garfield
The first Democrat elected after the Civil War; also the only President to leave the White House and return for a 2nd term four years later. Combined support of "Mugwumps" (1800)
Grover Cleveland
First president! (1700)
George Washington
Ordered the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 21 point program - Fair Deal; served 2 terms, decided not to run for another, (1900)
Harry S Truman
Preferred law to politics; defended the Payne-Aldrich Act, which continued high tariff rates, alienating many liberal Republicans. Made Chief Justice of the United States, a position he held until his death. (1900)
William Howard Taft
Stood for expansion; added a vast area to the United States, but its acquisition precipitated a bitter quarrel between the North and the South over expansion of slavery. (1800)
James K Polk
Known for his side-whiskers; Working independently of party dogma, tried to lower tariff rates, signing the Tariff Act of 1883; his administration enacted the first general Federal Immigration law. Kept the secret of his suffering fatal kidney disease; ran for re-nomination, lost, died 2 years later. (1800)
Chester A Arthur
He had an undeviating Republicanism and vibrant speaking voice, as well as willingness to let the machine bosses set policies; won the Presidential election by an unprecedented 60% landslide of the popular vote. 3 years into office, he died of a heart attack. (1900)
Warren G Harding
Brought much-needed honesty, dignity, and moderate reform to the White House; Republican with safe liberalism, party loyalty, and a good war record ; pledged protection of the Rights of Blacks in the South. Only served one term before retiring. (1800)
Rutherford B Hayes
Not only President of the U.S., but also of the Screen Actors Guild; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative; a shoo-in based on his predecessors mistakes in Iran; 69 days into office, he was shot but quickly recovered (his grace and wit during the ordeal winning him even more popularity); in foreign policy, he sought to achieve "peace through strength"; the Berlin Wall; his terms saw a restoration of prosperity, and the goal of peace through strength seemed to be within grasp. (1900)
Ronald Reagan
Nominated by conservative Democrats and campaigned on a program, The New Freedom; issued 3 major pieces of legislation through Congress. Narrowly won re-election; asked Congress for declaration of war on Germany; enunciated the Fourteen Points. (1900)
Woodrow Wilson
Dubbed "his accidency", he was the first Vice President to elevated to office by death of his predecessor. (1800)
John Tyler
He brought to the Presidency an unparalleled reputation for public service as an engineer, administrator, and humanitarian. Belgium and Germany war (feeding). Nation spiraled into depression after stock markets crashed. (1900)
Herbert Hoover
Won Presidency by largest majority of popular votes in over 20 years. Called Congress into session to enact the highest tariff in history. Foreign policy dominated his administraion, annexing the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Shot by an anarchist and died 8 days later. (1800)
William McKinley
20 years after his death, there was a doctrine named for him for what he said after taking former President, John Adams, advice about Latin America, Russia, and any European power. (1800)
James Monroe
Level 74
Mar 8, 2013
If you know the names of all the US presidents all you have to do is type the names in randomly and you'll get them all right. Make it harder by having to answer each one individually.
Level 34
May 26, 2014
I agree, I just typed in washington, jefferson, lincoln and a few others and got easy answers even though i didn't really know them
Level 37
Feb 3, 2019
You are including the Century, not the decade.