Presidents Quiz – May 2013

  • The theme for 2013-4 in all divisions is scandals.

  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is vice-presidents. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #1-24 may involve U. S. Leaders Group 1: Tecumseh, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Clara Barton, and Sitting Bull
  • Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #1-24 in 2013-14.

This quiz’s theme: Scandals

Click here to download four new worksheets on Scandals.

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: General James Wilkinson conspired with Spain to get Kentucky to secede from the Union. Another person involved in the plan was my first vice president, Aaron Burr.


#13-24: Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina beat Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts unconscious with his cane on the Senate floor. Brooks was defending the honor of his cousin, aged Senator Andrew Butler, whom Sumner, an ardent abolitionist had denounced for voting for the Kansas-Nebraska Act two years earlier.

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: The opposite party’s nominee for vice president delivered his “Checkers Speech” on TV. He denied charges that he received questionable campaign contributions and said the only gift he received was his dog Checkers. The speech worked – he stayed on the ticket and became vice president and, later, president.


#35-44: Members of my administration came up with a plan to sell missiles to Iran for the return of hostages, then use some of the money to fund Contra rebels in Nicaragua. The scandal became known as the “Iran-Contra Affair.”

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

See this and all of the other AGLOA Presidents Quizzes here.

Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #1-24 in 2013-14.

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