Presidents Quiz – September 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.

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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: When I retired from the presidency, my Secretary of State succeeded me. I was deep in debt when I left the White House, but Congress turned a deaf ear to my pleas for reimbursement for my various missions to Europe or even for my army service under General Washington.


#13-24: I considered myself a “preventative president.” Instead of pushing new policies, I tried to improve and protect the ones that were already in place. In my political appointments, I used as my guide the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act that was passed under my Republican predecessor. Although I vetoed hundreds of pension requests, I supported the ones that were already in place during my two terms as 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: During my two terms, I went from being the president “who kept us out of war” to the president who “made the world safe for democracy” to an invalid in the White House.


#35-44: A few years after my discharge from the Navy, I started a career in the U.S. House of Representatives that lasted 24 years and ended when I became vice president.

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

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