POTUS Legacy Quiz

How well do you know the presidents? Answer these 10 questions about the presidents' legacies to make your Commander-in-Chief proud.

#1. What unofficial name was given to the 1963 commission established by Lyndon Johnson to investigate John F. Kennedy's assassination?

The commission’s name was derived from its chairman, Chief Justice Earl Warren. Future president Gerald Ford was also a member of the commission. Warren Commission

#2. Other than the U.S., which country's capital city is named for a U.S. President?

Monrovia, Liberia is named for James Monroe, a prominent supporter for the colonization of Liberia with emancipated slaves.

President James Monroe, 1817-1825

#3. Located in the U.S. capital, the world's tallest obelisk is a monument to which U.S. President?

Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument stands at 555-feet tall and is made from granite, marble, and bluestone gneiss.

#4. Who was the only U.S. President to win the Nobel Peace Prize after his presidency had ended?

Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.”

Carter Nobel Prize

#5. Which former U.S. President founded the University of Virginia?

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia is the only institution of higher learning founded by a president.

Jefferson University of Virginia

#6. Who was the first U.S. President to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Roosevelt won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his successful mediation to end the Russo-Japanese war.

#7. Which U.S. President later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

Taft long sought to be appointed to the Supreme Court. On June 30, 1921, President Harding nominated him for Chief Justice. By a vote of 61-4, Taft was approved by the Senate on the same day.

Taft Supreme Court

#8. Which of these U.S. Presidents is not on Mount Rushmore?

Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, was completed in 1941. Theodore Roosevelt is the fourth president carved into the cliffside.

Mount Rushmore

#9. Which U.S. President established the first presidential library?

Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration in Hyde Park, NY, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated on June 30, 1941.

Franklin Roosevelt Library

#10. Which U.S. President sold his personal library to the Library of Congress?

After the British burned the Library of Congress along with the rest of Washington during the War of 1812, Jefferson sold his personal library of 6,487 books to Congress for $23,950.

Library of Congress - Jefferson Books



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Nixon leaving the White House

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