How well do you know the presidents? Answer these 10 fun questions about the presidents' to make your Commander-in-Chief proud.
#1. Which U.S. President owned a peanut farm before his election?
#2. George Washington wore wooden dentures.
Washington had four sets of dentures over his lifetime. They were made from materials such as ivory, human and animal teeth, and metals, but not wood.
#3. Which U.S. President was known for eating jelly beans?
When Reagan ran for Governor of California in 1966, he began eating “Goelitz Mini Jelly Beans” as part of his successful attempt to give up pipe smoking.
#4. Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays are often celebrated together as what holiday?
Lincoln was born on Feb 12th and Washington on Feb 22nd. In 1971, Presidents’ Day was established on the third Monday in February in their honor.
#5. Which U.S. President's portrait appears on the U.S. one dollar bill?
Washington‘s portrait has appeared on the one dollar bill since 1869.
#6. Who was the U.S. President during the Civil War?
Lincoln‘s presidency and the Civil War both occurred between 1861-1865.
#7. Which U.S. President received a speeding ticket while in office?
Grant received a $20 speeding ticket while driving his horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Washington. He paid the fine.
#8. Which president was known for wearing a stovepipe hat?
Standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall, Lincoln was already head and shoulders taller than average. Wearing stovepipe hats made him stand out in a crowd even more.
#9. Who was the first president under the current constitution?
The first presidential election under the new Constitution, which Washington won, occurred in 1789. John Hancock was President of the Continental Congress when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
#10. During his campaign, which U.S. President played the saxophone on TV?
On June 3, 1992, Clinton played “Heartbreak Hotel” and “God Bless the Child” on the Arsenio Hall Show.
Congratulations! You really know your presidential history.
Let your friends know how you did.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
Hold your head high – you tried and learned something new.
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