Presidents Quiz – December 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


While serving as Secretary of State, I decide to seek the presidency. My candidacy was challenged by Treasury Secretary William Crawford, who had the support of numerous Southern and Western Congressmen. But Crawford decided to withdraw from the race and tell his supporters to vote for me. The Federalists nominated Rufus King as their candidate, but he received little support. I won every state except Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Delaware.


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


Barack Obama was not the first president to have his eligibility for the office challenged. Because my father lived in Ireland and Canada before I was born and my parents moved around within the U.S. quite a bit after I was born, my opponents tried to convince the public that I could not legally be president. Despite rumors that I lived in Ireland until I was 14 or that I was born in Canada, I was actually born in the U.S.


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


My wife and I attended the same college. She was a natural athlete, avid outdoorswoman, and an academic star who was fluent in several languages. I, on the other hand, was a farm boy who was orphaned at age nine.


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


A televised debate was so devastating for my presidential opponent that my mother Rose felt so sorry for his mother that she wondered if she should call her to offer condolences. My opponent resisted the help of the incumbent president until the last week of the campaign. But he couldn’t quite overcome my big lead.



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