Presidents Quiz – October 2012

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: On October 22 of the year I was elected president, while I was serving as vice president, Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas. He later became a U.S. senator from the state of Texas.


#13-24: In October of my first year in office, the war with the Nez Perce Indians ended when federal troops captured Chief Joseph and evacuated the Indians to a reservation. On October 15 of the second of my four years in the White House, the first electric light company was formed. It was the Edison Electric Light Company in New York City.

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: In my last year in the White House, the New York Yankees swept the St. Louis Cardinals in four straight game to win the 25th annual World Series. The previous October, the first talking motion picture, The Jazz Singer, was released.


#35-44: Speaking from the Treaty Room of the White House, I announced the commencement of military action in Afghanistan, an operation named “Enduring Freedom.”

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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