Presidents Quiz – August 2017

  • Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #1-24 in 2017-18. President #45 will be added for Junior/Senior.
  • The theme for 2017-2018 in all divisions is First Ladies.
  • In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Election Opponents. Also, Junior/Senior clues for #1-24 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 1: Clara Barton, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Lucretia Mott, Sitting Bull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Tecumseh, and Sojourner Truth.

This month’s quiz theme: Presidential Elections

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 defeated Charles C. Pinckney and George Clinton to win the presidency. Then, I bested Clinton again for reelection in the first year that Louisianans could vote 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./24. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison


John C. Fremont, the Republican candidate, provided strong opposition. He won 114 electoral votes but I got sixty more. Although a Northerner, I swept every Southern state and also won California’s four electoral votes.


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 pulled off what historians consider the biggest upset in U.S. presidential history despite losing four Southern states to the States’ Rights Democratic Party candidate, J. Strom Thurmond. I crossed the country with my "whistle-stop" campaign, speaking to crowds from the back of a railroad car.


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
45. Donald Trump


The best times of my presidency were the weeks I spent on my ranch in my native state. Dressed like a cowboy with the Western-style hat and boots, I gave visitors a tour of the ranch, driving my Lincoln convertible or an old fire truck I kept on the premises. I drove the Secret Service agents crazy trying to keep up with me.



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