Presidents Quiz – January 2017

  • The theme for 2016-17 in all divisions is Presidential Firsts.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Foreign Affairs. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #25-44 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 2: Susan B. Anthony, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Eugene Debs, W.E.B. Du Bois, Huey Long, Gloria Steinem
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2016-17.
1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James Polk
12. Zachary Taylor


I started my own law practice at age 23 and two years later was elected to the House of Burgesses. I succeeded Patrick Henry as governor of my native state.


13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22./24. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison


I rose to the rank of Brigadier General during the Civil War. Later, I argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court – the most of any lawyer-president. Then I was elected U.S. Senator and served a full six-year term before becoming Chief Executive. As president, I established the Coast Guard Academy.


25. William McKinley
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William Taft
28. Woodrow Wilson
29. Warren Harding
30. Calvin Coolidge
31. Herbert Hoover
32. Franklin Roosevelt
33. Harry Truman
34. Dwight Eisenhower


I was a longtime congressman from my native state and a two-term governor. In Congress, I sponsored tariff laws that encouraged domestic manufacturing and sheltered politically critical farm products. I was from the same party as my successor but not my predecessor.


35. John F. Kennedy
36. Lyndon B. Johnson
37. Richard Nixon
38. Gerald Ford
39. Jimmy Carter
40. Ronald Reagan
41. George H.W. Bush
42. Bill Clinton
43. George W. Bush
44. Barack Obama


During my first two years in office, I signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to a severe recession. Another piece of legislation was the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. I signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia and ordered U.S. military involvement in Libya in opposition to Muammar Gaddafi.



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