Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hail to the Chief...all of them.

As a person with a degree in American Studies, I think all aspects of American history are important. However, I realize that not everyone probably feels this way. So, I guess I'll just list the's a nice start.

1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James K. Polk
12. Zachary Taylor
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford B. Hayes
20. James A. Garfield
21. Chester A. Arther
22. Grover Cleveland
23. Benjamin Harrison
24. Grover Cleveland (yes, again)
25. William McKinley
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William H. Taft
28. Woodrow Wilson
29. Warren G. Harding
30. Calvin Coolidge
31. Herbert Hoover
32. Franklin D. Roosevelt
33. Harry S Truman
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
35. John F. Kennedy
36. Lyndon B. Johnson
37. Richard M. Nixon
38. Gerald R. Ford
39. Jimmy Carter
40. Ronald Reagan
41. George H.W. Bush
42. William J. Clinton
43. George W. Bush

-There are two sets of fathers/sons: The Adam's and the Bush's.
-There is one grandfather/grandson: William H. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison
-Harry Truman's middle name is "S". It doesn't stand for anything.
-Four presidents have been assassinated: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Kennedy
-Other presidents have also died in office: William Henry Harrison (pneumnoia), Taylor (food poisoning), Harding (heart attack), Franklin Roosevelt (complications from polio).
-Eisenhower's son married Nixon's daughter.
-Grover Cleveland is the only president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms.
-James Buchanan was our only bachelor president, but Cleveland married in the White House.

A little Presidential knowledge for you.

TG out!

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