Presidents Quiz – November 2012

Who was president when the events listed took place?

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: “Our country, right or wrong” was included in a toast offered by Stephen Decatur at a Virginia dinner commemorating his success against the Barbary Coast pirates twelve years earlier.


#13-24: My party bypassed me and nominated General Winfield Scott as its presidential candidate.

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: I vetoed statehood for Arizona because its constitution permitted the recall of judges, which I considered a threat to the independence of the judiciary. After removing this provision, Arizona was admitted to the Union. Then, the state restored the provision.


#35-44: Six people were killed and more than a thousand suffered injuries after a bomb planted under the World Trade Center in New York City exploded..

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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