Presidents Quiz – January 2020

For 2019-20, the Presidents Groupings are as follows:

  • El/Mid: #1-17 (1-8 in the first round, 9-17 in the second round)
  • Jr/Sr: #1-17 in the first round, #16-33 in the second round

The Themes are all divisions will be Scandals, and Jr/Sr also plays Foreign Affairs.

Identify the president from each clue.

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
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson


  1. When I ran for president, I promised to continue my popular predecessor’s policies. I won my party’s nomination on the first ballot. I received nearly 85,000 more votes than my predecessor had received four years earlier.

  2. I attended Dickinson College and studied law in the city of Lancaster.

  3. I was born near the town of Barboursville but spent most of my childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, where my family owned 10,000 acres and 26 slaves.

  4. As military governor, I tried to eliminate rebel influence in the state. I demanded loyalty oaths from public officials and shut down all newspapers owned by Confederate sympathizers.

  5. My signing of the Fugitive Slave Act alienated many Whigs. When the Whig Party collapsed, I refused to join the new Republicans.


16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison
24. Grover Cleveland
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


  1. The term “No Man’s Land” came into widespread use while I was president. Also a ship named the Lusitania became famous.

  2. I was valedictorian of my class at Kenyon College. After a year of study in a Columbus law office, I entered Harvard Law School.

  3. I dropped my first name as an adult. Many thnk it was because I was called “Big Steve” by friends because I weighed over 250 pounds.

  4. My father was a passionate Baptist abolitionist preacher who emigrated from Ireland. I served as vice president before becoming president.

  5. I served as vice president before becoming president. While I was president, Al Smith sought the Democratic presidential nomination in one of the most tumutuous national conventions in U.S. history.


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