Presidents Quiz – February 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. Of the four future presidents who were delegates to the Continental Congress, I was the only one who didn’t own slaves.

  2. The Republican Party began while I was president when the “State Convention of the Anti-Nebraska Party of Illinois” was called to order with over 25 delegates. A future president gave a speech at the convention that some consider the greatest of his life.

  3. As president, I was opposed to the Second Bank of the United States. Congress passed the law creating the bank over my veto. So I withdrew the bank’s federal funds and deposited them in smaller state banks.

  4. Between the ages of 20 and 22, I completed my apprenticeship as an attorney with Theophilus Parson. Two years later, I was admitted to the bar and started my law practice in the third largest city in our new nation.

  5. I was nominated for vice president to help carry my home state, but my party lost the state anyway, although we won the presidency. The day after I was sworn in as vice president, I left Washington and returned to my home. Other than an occasional trip to the Senate, I intended to spend my four-year term outside the nation’s capital.


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. I asked William Howard Taft, a federal appeals court judge in Cincinnati, to go to the Philippines and establish civil government.

  2. Winston Churchill said of me: “If anything happened to that man, I couldn’t stand it. He is the truest friend; he has the furthest vision; he is the greatest man I have ever known.”

  3. I ran for the Senate in a state that was not my native state. I lost, but the publicity I gained from the campaign helped me win my party’s nomination for president less than two years later.

  4. While I was president, some players on the Chicago White Sox were paid by gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. The year before, Babe Ruth pitched in the World Series for the Boston Red Sox.

  5. I made my first extended trip out west while my wife Alice was still alive. It led to an investment in a ranch operation in what is now North Dakota. For the next several years, I traveled back and forth between there and New York.


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