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The American Presidents (Great Depression – Present) Quiz

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What American president pardoned Richard Nixon of his involvement in the Watergate Scandal?
Gerald Ford
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
Dwight Eisenhower

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Which president's many attempts at helping the developing world culminated with the creation of the Peace Corps?
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Jimmy Carter
John F. Kennedy
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou were well known throughout political circles as caring and generous souls who were never afraid to help those in need. In what country were the Hoovers trapped during a bloody rebellion, during which Herbert saved the lives of children by evacuating them from burning buildings and Lou saved countless people working in the local hospital?
Indonesia
China
France
Japan

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Which American president, hoping to ease hostilities with the U.S.S.R., negotiated the critical S.A.L.T. II treaty to reduce the number of nuclear weapons each nation could carry?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
Lyndon Baines Johnson

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What president was in office for over twelve years, making him the man who was president the longest in American history?
Dwight Eisenhower
Harry Truman
Ronald Reagan
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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What president responded to the unsure nature of the American people at his Inauguration by saying, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"?
Jimmy Carter
John F. Kennedy
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Richard Nixon

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President Dwight Eisenhower famously sent American soldiers to enforce the desegregation of a public school in which of the following cities?
Dwight Eisenhower Quiz
Detroit
Georgetown
Little Rock
Cincinnati

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Which president acted in over 50 movies before he entered the field of politics?
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
John F. Kennedy
Herbert Hoover

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On what famous late show did Bill Clinton appear during his presidential campaign to play the saxophone with the band?
Late Night with Conan O'Brein
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Late Show with David Letterman
The Arsenio Hall Show

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Before becoming President of the United States, which of the following posts did George H. W. Bush hold?
National Senator
Governor of New Mexico
Ambassador to the U.N.
Secretary of State

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For which college newspaper was Barack Obama the president before entering politics?
The Princetonian
The Yale Daily News
The Stanford Daily
The Harvard Law Review

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Thanks to the 25th Amendment, the order of presidential ascension was established in case the president was removed. That being said, who was the first man to assume the presidency thanks to the 25th Amendment's pattern of ascension?
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Herbert Hoover

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What president made a namesake doctrine that stated the United States would take actions to protect nations that were being threatened by communist expansion?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Harry Truman
John F. Kennedy
Dwight Eisenhower

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Which president actually received a Pulitzer Prize for his work Profiles in Courage?
John F. Kennedy
Harry Truman
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush

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What was the name of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's programs of economic development during the Great Depression?
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Stepping Forward
A Great Leap
Prosperity for Posterity
The New Deal

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Which American President was the first and only one to ever resign from office?
General Ford
Richard Nixon
Jimmy Carter
Herbert Hoover

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Which of the following American presidents was actually shot shortly after being elected but still managed to recover?
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
Dwight Eisenhower
George H. W. Bush

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George W. Bush received much criticism because he wasn't actually the winner of the popular vote of the election of 2000, but he still won the electoral vote. What was the name of his opponent who did win the popular vote that year?
Newt Gingrich
Al Gore
Ross Perot
John Kerry

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Gerald Ford was relatively famous during his college years because of his skills on the football field. For which of the following colleges did Ford play football?
University of Michigan
Princeton University
Ohio State University
University of Notre Dame

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Which man was President of the United States during the stock market crash known as Black Tuesday?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower
Herbert Hoover
George W. Bush

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What man was the President of the United States during the Apollo 11 moon landing?
Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy
Bill Clinton
Lyndon Baines Johnson

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What American president often was quoted saying that he wanted to make America "A Great Society" as a popular tagline?
George H. W. Bush
Jimmy Carter
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Which President of the United States was elected to the position after a distinguished military career, even being the Supreme Commander of American Armed Forces in Europe during WWII?
Harry Truman
Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy
Dwight Eisenhower

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To date, Harry Truman's presidency is distinguished by the fact that he is the first and only president to have done which of the following?
Personally fight in a war while still in office
Be unmarried while in office
Authorize the launch of an atomic bomb on another nation
Repeal a Civil Rights Amendment

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Although President Theodore Roosevelt holds the record for the youngest man to become President of the United States, what man holds the title of youngest man ever elected to the presidency?
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Jimmy Carter
George W. Bush

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Which president further supplemented Cold War efforts by negotiating the N.E.W. S.T.A.R.T. in order to limit the number of nuclear weapons in the world?
George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Barack Obama
George W. Bush

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Among George H. W. Bush's attempts to attain global security was the support of rebels in Panama to help them oust what hostile dictator?
Augusto Pinochet
Che Guevara
Fidel Castro
Manuel Noriega

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What American president declared war on Japan in response to the Pearl Harbor attacks, officially entering the U.S.A. into WWII?
Harry Truman
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower
Hebert Hoover

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What American president made a name for himself by working as Dwight Eisenhower's vice president?
Jimmy Carter
George H. W. Bush
General Ford
Richard Nixon

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Mainly as a response to the September 11th terror attacks in New York City, what president constructed the new cabinet position of Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States of America?
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama

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Because of the vicious and brutal war between Herzegovina and Bosnia, what American president insisted on conducting negotiations to help end the fighting?
Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Among Jimmy Carter's accomplishments in the field of foreign policy was the establishment of full diplomacy with what relatively new nation?
The U.S.S.R.
The People's Republic of China
East Germany
Ukraine

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What American President sent the Army into Vietnam hoping to stop a communist takeover of the nation?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Harry Truman
Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Ronald Reagan's program to deter ballistic missile launches, called the Strategic Defense Initiative, was given what nickname that was also the name of a popular film series?
ronald reagan quiz
"Star Trek"
"Godfather"
"007"
"Star Wars"

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What American President helped the United Nations decide to defend the nation of Korea from a Communist takeover?
John F. Kennedy
Dwight Eisenhower
Harry Truman
Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Which of the following presidents became the youngest Senate Minority Leader and also the youngest Senate Majority Leader once his party gained control of the Senate a few years later?
Lyndon Baines Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton

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What president set up a national, government-sponsored health care system that bears their own name as a nickname?
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Bill Clinton
George H. W. Bush

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