How much do you know about the U.S. presidents? See if you can answer the following trivia questions! The correct answers to both sets of questions will follow at the end of this article! (See also Sets #1 and #2: Presidents George Washington through John Tyler, Sets #3 and #4: Presidents James Polk through James Garfield, and Sets #5 and #6: Presidents Chester Arthur through Herbert Hoover.)
Set #7 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson:
- This president’s motto was “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
- This president was a twenty-five year veteran of Congress and former majority leader, who was known for the massive amounts of legislation that he shepherded through Congress while president.
- He was the only president ever elected to four consecutive terms.
- Who was the president approached by both the Democrats and Republicans to be a presidential candidate?
- Who was the youngest president to die in office and the fourth president to die by assassination?
- This president was quite unpopular in his day, but today is beloved by the American people. History has shown Americans that, as president, he made tough decisions, stuck to his principles, and was frank and honest.
- During his administration, Soviet-American relations became strained due to a U-2 spy plane incident.
- This president’s most endearing and enduring legacy is the Peace Corps.
- Which president tried to increase the size of the Supreme Court from 9 to 15 by “packing the court” with judges who supported his New Deal legislation.
- The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution gave this president the power to do whatever he deemed necessary during the Vietnam War.
Set #8 – Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush:
- This president’s administration made great strides against runaway inflation which stood at more than 13% when he took office. He brought inflation below 2% before it settled in the 4%-5% range.
- This president was the first Vice-President appointed under provision of the 25th Amendment.
- Which president ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, bringing all U.S. combat troops home in the first 3½ years of his administration?
- He was said to be “the most qualified” president of the 20th Century, having been a U.S. Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, National Chairman of his Party, Chief Liaison to China, Director of the CIA, and Vice-President of the U.S.
- Who was the first president born in a hospital?
- Under which president’s administration did the Mayaguez Incident take place?
- On the day of this president’s inauguration, the American hostages in Iran were released.
- During his administration, this president issued an official U.S.A. Boycott of the Olympic Games.
- He was the only president to ever resign from office.
- He was president when communism ended in the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall was dismantled.
Set #7 Answer Key:
(1. Truman, 2. L. Johnson, 3. F. Roosevelt, 4. Eisenhower, 5. Kennedy, 6. Truman, 7. Eisenhower, 8. Kennedy, 9. F. Roosevelt, 10. L. Johnson)
Set #8 Answer Key:
(1. Reagan, 2. Ford, 3. Nixon, 4. G.H.W. Bush, 5. Carter, 6. Ford, 7. Reagan, 8. Carter, 9. Nixon, 10. G.H.W. Bush)
This lesson from “PRESIDENTS, Politics and the Process,” copyright by CJHatcher & Associates.
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