How well do you know the presidents? Answer these 10 questions about the presidents' election victories to make your Commander-in-Chief proud.
#1. Who became U.S. President without having been elected president or vice president?
#2. Who ran for U.S. President with the campaign slogan "Vote Yourself a Farm"?
In the election of 1860, the Republican party endorsed a law granting free homesteads to settlers of western lands.
#3. Whose presidential campaign is associated with popularizing the word "OK"?
Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York, which led to his nickname of “Old Kinderhook.” Van Buren supporters used the abbreviation of his nickname to form OK Clubs during the 1840 presidential campaign. The word OK was just starting to be recognized around this time so the formation of these clubs further popularized the word’s usage.
#4. Which U.S. President won the first election decided by the House of Representatives?
Jefferson and Aaron Burr, running for president and vice president, each received 73 electoral votes. At the time the electoral votes did not specify for which position the votes should be counted. So, the election was decided in the House. This confusion was soon clarified with the ratification of the 12th Amendment.
#5. Who is the only U.S. President to win election in a year that is not evenly divisible by four?
After the ratification of the constitution, the first presidential election took place on February 4, 1789.
#6. Since the introduction of the popular vote in 1824, which U.S. President never voted for president - even for himself?
Taylor had never run for office before running for president and, in fact, had never even registered to vote.
#7. Which U.S. President defeated his opponent by one electoral vote?
In the 1876 election, Hayes defeated Samuel Tilden in a disputed election. Three states sent delegates from both parties. Only Hayes’ delegates were recognized.
#8. Who is the only U.S. President to unanimously win the Electoral College vote?
Washington unanimously won both the 1789 and 1792 elections.
#9. Who was the youngest person elected U.S. President?
Kennedy was 43 years and 236 days old when he was inaugurated. Theodore Roosevelt was almost 43 when he became president after the McKinley‘s death but was 46 when he won his own term.
#10. Which U.S. President served two non-consecutive terms?
Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th president. He lost reelection to Benjamin Harrison in 1888 but defeated him four years later.
Congratulations on your victory! Share your success with those who didn’t believe you had a chance.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
Unlike Truman, today your election comeback fell short. Not every election is a success but hold your head high – at least you tried.
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