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The American Presidents (Civil War to Great Depression) Quiz

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Aside from being an iconic president of the early Twentieth Century, Theodore Roosevelt was also a decorated war hero thanks to his efforts during the brief Spanish-American War. What was the name of the famous regiment that Roosevelt led during his time in the Army?
The Hand of God
The Rough Riders
The Regulators
The Charging Thunder

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There was much tragedy surrounding the death of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. That being said, on what holiday did this heinous assassination take place?
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Earth Day
Valentines Day

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Which American President was the first and only one to serve two terms that were nonconsecutive?
Abraham Lincoln
William H. Taft
Grover Cleveland
Calvin Coolidge

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Ohio, as small as it is, has actually been the home state of many prominent politicians. Which of the following presidents served as the Governor of Ohio before being elected to the presidency?
Ulysses S. Grant
William H. Taft
Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley

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Ulysses S. Grant wasn't actually the birth name of our 18th President. That being said, what was his birth name before he changed it?
Belial M. Geils
Rupert Flanders Grunt
Hiram Ulysses Grant
Gladstone Grant

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Rutherford B. Hayes was quite popular during his presidency and probably would've won re-election had he run. What was the reason that he didn't run for a second term?
Rutherford B. Hayes Quiz
His party refused to nominate him
His Vice President refused to run with him, disqualifying both
He refused to run again
Anarchists threatened to assassinate him if he ran again

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One of the most peculiar circumstances surrounding the death of James Garfield, what famous inventor tried to use a prototype metal detector to locate and remove the bullet that was killing the president before his passing?
Carter WIllis
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Samuel Morse

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Which President was the first to officially have charges of impeachment brought against him even though he was narrowly acquitted?
Waren G. Harding
James Garfield
Benjamin Harrison
Andrew Johnson

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Through some clever campaigning, what future president was elected to the national House of Representatives while still in the army?
Theodore Roosevelt
Andrew Johnson
Rutherford B. Hayes
Chester A. Arthur

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Chester A. Arthur enacted legislation after much pressure from Congress to ban people from which of the following countries from emigrating to the United States?
Sweden
China
Spain
Germany

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What famous author aided Ulysses S. Grant in writing his memoirs at the close of his life?
Jeff Shaara
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Upton Sinclair
Mark Twain

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Thanks to the efforts of the beloved President Lincoln, members of the Republican party continuously won the presidency for decades after his passing. Who was the first Democratic president elected after the Civil War?
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
Chester A. Arthur
Warren G. Harding

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President Andrew Johnson, like Lincoln before him, came from truly humble roots. He lived most of his young life penniless working in what occupation?
Cobbler
Railroad worker
Tailor
Bellhop

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Although he would later become President, Chester A. Arthur once held which of the following unusual positions in our government before that?
Collector of the Port of New York
Secretary of President Grant
Federal Investigator of Indian Affairs
Ambassador of Switzerland

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Warren G. Harding ran such a successful campaign while running for president that he won an unprecedented percentage of the total popular vote. About what percent of the popular vote did he receive?
55%
60%
65%
70%

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Calvin Coolidge was on a trip when he found out that he was to ascend to the presidency in 1923. That being said, what man had to swear Coolidge in since he was the only notary around?
Theodore Roosevelt
Coolidge's father
Coolidge's little brother
Future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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What president who vehemently fought to stay out of WWI and even ran for reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war,"  still proceeded to enter the U.S. into the conflict a few months after being re-elected?
Theodore Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Calvin Coolidge
Woodrow Wilson

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Who was the first and only president to ever serve as both the President of the United States and also the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
William H. Taft
Warren G. Harding
Grover Cleveland
Chester A. Arthur

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As a nation, we haven't had too many presidents that we would consider young. That being said, which of our many presidents actually holds the title of youngest man to become president?
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley
Grover Cleveland

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Ulysses S. Grant served not only in the Civil War but also in the prior Mexican-American War. What future president was the commander of Grant's military forces in Mexico?
Andrew Jackson
William H. Harrison
James Buchanan
Zachary Taylor

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Which president famously summed up his foreign policy with the peculiar phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"?
William McKinley
Andrew Jackson
Theodore Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge

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William McKinley's assassination was one that would forever change the political landscape of the United States. In what famous American city was he shot while shaking hands with his assassin?
Cincinnati
New York City
Buffalo
Los Angeles

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Warren G. Harding's presidency was one that was wrought with conflict. What is the name of the scandal that would mark the low point for his administration?
Teapot Dome
Watergate
The Apple Mill Affair
The Blacksmoke Incident

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Abraham Lincoln may have served in the House of Representatives as a congressman from Illinois, but what state was he actually born in all the way back in 1809?
Virginia
Ohio
West Virginia
Kentucky

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Chester A. Arthur served as the Vice President to James Garfield, but when Garfield was shot dead, he ascended to the presidency. What particular policy did Arthur famously support as Vice President and then work to abolish when he was in the oval office?
Patronage
Slavery
Tariffs
The Interstate Commerce Act

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What president advocated the need for a global League of Nations, even though America didn't join when it was actually formed?
Warren G. Harding
Andrew Jackson
Grover Cleveland
Woodrow Wilson

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What president tried unsuccessfully to veto the Civil Rights Act of 1866 because he thought it would cause civil upheaval throughout the land?
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
James Garfield
Rutherford B.Hayes

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What president, before entering the field of politics, served in academics as the president of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, or as it is now know, Hiram College?
James Garfield
Warren G. Harding
William H. Taft
Calvin Coolidge

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In the modern day where the president can address the people through the media, we often take for granted how connected we are to him. Who was the very first president who made an address to the people via radio broadcast?
William McKinley
Woodrow Wilson
Calvin Coolidge
Theodore Roosevelt

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Which of the following crucial national events happened while William McKinley was in office?
The Mexican-American War
WWI
The annexation of Hawaii
The Spanish-American War

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What president signed the famous Sherman Anti-Trust Act in order to help struggling businesses compete against the gargantuan monopolies of the time?
Warren G. Harding
Rutherford B. Hayes
Clavin Coolidge
Benjamin Harrison

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When the United States was given control over the Philippines, what future president served as the chief civil administrator in the nation and drastically improved its living conditions?
Andrew Jackson
William H. Taft
Chester A. Arthur
Ulysses S. Grant

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In what year's presidential election were the results so close that an entire Electoral Commission needed to be set up in order to determine the winner?
1868
1872
1876
1883

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Of our many presidents throughout the years, only one became married while in office. Who was this man?
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley

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Because of his fervent dedication to the Progressive ideals of resolving the many monopolies in the U.S. when he was president, Theodore Roosevelt became known by which of the following nicknames?
Theodore Roosevelt Quiz
"Teddy the Titan"
"Monopoly Mender"
"The Defender of the Little Guy"
"Trust Buster"

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Of Grover Cleveland's many policies, one of the longest lasting seems to be his legislature which was the first attempt by the government to regulate highways. What was the name of this act?
The Federal Travel Act
The National Roadways Act
The Highways and Railroads Act
The Interstate Commerce Act

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President Benjamin Harrison was of what relation to former President William Henry Harrison?
Grandson
Nephew
2nd Cousin
Son-In-Law

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The Fourteen Points on creating a peaceful world after WWI were the lasting legacy of what American President?
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland
Woodrow Wilson
Chester A. Arthur

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