Monday, February 20th is Presidents’ Day.
It’s a great time to quiz yourself on presidential knowledge.
Part 1 – Presidents and Colleges
1. How many United States Presidents never attended college?
7 9 17 21
2. How many presidents graduated from Ivy League schools since 1980?
1 3 5 7
And the answers are:
1. Nine presidents didn’t go to college, at all. They include . . . George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Harry Truman. Everyone since Harry has had a college degree. PS – James Monroe studied at the College of William and Mary but never graduated.
2. Five presidents in a row have come from the Ivy League. They include . . . George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. They all graduated from Yale. Barack Obama went to Harvard, and Donald Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. PS – Our current president, Joe Biden, broke the Ivy League streak.
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Part 2 – Presidents and Citizenship
3. How many US presidents were born as British subjects?
4 6 8 10
4. Out of that number, how many presidents enjoyed dual citizenship at birth?
(Both American & British)
0 1 2 3
And the answers are . . .
3. The total number of US presidents who were born as British subjects – 10. Eight of them were born before the 13 colonies became the United States of America. Their names . . . George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and William Henry Harrison. That’s 8. What about the other two?
4. Two presidents had dual citizenship when they were born, so they were considered British subjects AND American citizens. They were born AFTER we became a country, after 1789. They were . . . Chester A. Arthur and Barack Obama.
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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Part 3 – Presidents Captured during the Revolutionary War
5. Which future US President was captured by the British during the American Revolutionary War?
James Madison James Monroe Andrew Jackson John Quincy Adams
6. How old was he?
13 23 33 43
And the answer is . . .
5. That was Andrew Jackson. He was born on the frontier, between North and South Carolina in March of 1767. His parents left Ireland to come to the US. Andrew grew up as an orphan because everyone in his family, except for one person, was killed during the war. He was exceptional – growing up from humble beginnings. He became a celebrated soldier, and one of our country’s most influential presidents.
6. Andrew was a courier when the British captured him. His age – 13. He’s the only prisoner of war to ever become president. Andrew, the orphan, went onto work in Tennessee as a lawyer, plantation owner, Tennessee Supreme Court justice, senator, and governor of the Florida Territory. He beat the British in the Battle for New Orleans. That was during the War of 1812. That’s when he became a national hero.
John Quincy Adams, son of the second president, beat him in his first presidential campaign, but it was so close the House of Representatives had to decide the winner. They chose Adams. Andrew defeated him in his second try. He went on to serve two terms as president. Check out the $20 bill if you’d like to see his picture.
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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