Thursday, November 3, 2016

Trivia of presidential proportions........


We compiled a list of a few fun facts about our past presidents.

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon.

President Andrew Johnson acquired Alaska from Russia in 1867.

President John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.

During the War of 1812, the British entered Washington and set the White House on fire during President James Madison's presidency.

President John Adams (2nd) was the first president to have a son also be elected president, John Quincy Adams (6th).

Our 41st and 43rd presidents were also a father/son duo; President George Bush and President George W. Bush.

President William Henry Harrison (9th) was the first president to die in office.  He was president for 31 days before pneumonia got the best of him.

President Zachary Taylor was the second president to die in office.  He was president for 16 months.

On August 2, 1923, (29th) President Warren Harding died of a heart attack.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt died during his presidency of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945.

JFK was the youngest president when taking office.

Ronald Reagan was the oldest president when taking office.

President Harry S. Truman was the atomic bomb dropping president.  He ordered an atomic bomb be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII.

President James Buchanan (15th) was the only unmarried president.

President Abraham Lincoln (16th) was the first president assassinated.

President James Garfield (20th) was the second president to be assassinated on July 2, 1881.

President William McKinley (25th) was the third president to be assassinated on September 6, 1901.

Our 35th President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.

Infamous impeached presidents:  17th President Andrew Johnson and 42nd President Clinton.  President Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached over the Watergate Scandal.

The Stock Market took a crash during the presidency of President Herbert Clark Hoover (The Great Depression).

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt served four terms in office.

President Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.

President Woodrow Wilson received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 and President Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

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