Presidents Quiz – February 2013

This month’s theme: Events in February of the president’s term

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

#1-12: I was elected president by the U.S. House of Representatives after none of the four candidates won a majority of the electoral college. Although I didn’t win the most electoral votes, I won in the house after Henry Clay told his supporters to vote for me.

Henry Clay

#13-24: On February 22 of my last full year in the White House, the American or “Know Nothing” Party, meeting in Philadelphia, nominated former President Millard Fillmore as their candidate for president.

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. 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
34. Dwight Eisenhower

#25-34: On my second February 27 in office, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, providing for women’s suffrage, was declared constitutional by a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court. I was happy since women had been instrumental in my victory in their first opportunity to vote for president.

Emperor Hirohito

#35-44: A little over a month after taking office, I attended the funeral of Showa Emperor Hirohito in Tokyo. Three days later, I became the first president to speak live on Chinese television.

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

Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #25-44 in 2012-13.

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