US Presidents with interesting facts
All 44 US Presidents Evaluations of the presidents are as given in the Discovery Education video on the presidents, and are not my own opinions.
Terms in this set (44)
Father of Our Country, "One of the top three presidents."
Helped write Declaration of Independance and Constitution
1st in the White House
Insisted "Bill of Rights" be included in Constitution. Bought Louisiana Territory from French for $15 million.
Father of the Constitution
Married to Dolly.
John Quincy Adams
Spoke 7 Languages
"Old Hickory" Known for vetoes. Accused of abuse of power.
Martin Van Buren
'Private businesses should make jobs, not the government.'
Got sick from rain at inauguration and died one month into his term.
1st to succeed a dead president. Most vetoes and first to have a veto overturned.
Oregon and California territories annexed to the U.S. Near 'great" president.
General, "Rough and Ready" Died 16 months into term.
Added California as a state. Anti-Mason
Least effective--"Accidental President" Reason for the start of Republican party.
"Greatest President" Republican Preserved the Union. Opposed slavery--Emancipation Proclamation Assasinated
Only Democrat VP to serve under a Republican president. Impeached--not guilty
General who accepted Lee's surrender, "Lackluster" as a president. Term known for graft, scandal, corruption.
Last president born in a log cabin. Teacher
Restored confidence in office of president.
Successful 1st term. Opinionated
Grandson of a president. Added 6 states.
Only president to serve non-consecutive terms. Second term unsuccessful.
Spanish American War, Assasinated
Youngest president. Colorful, witty, robust...family man.
Panama Canal builder
Became a Chief Justice of Supreme Court. Rotund!
High morals. Nobel Peace Prize
Newspaper man. Term full of scandal.
Minimum government interference. Too frugal, lost re-election.
Geologist. "The Great Humanitarian"
Elected 4 times. Polio. Died during 4th term. Brought America out of the Depression and through WWII. New Deal, Social Security. One of top three presidents.
Made choice to drop the atom bomb to prevent invasion of Japan. One of the finest presidents.
General in WWII. West Point graduate. Korea and Cold War
2nd youngest president. 1st Catholic. Vietnam war.
Finished Kennedy's passing of Civil Rights Act. Got deeper into Vietnam War
Known for foreign policy. The good he did was overshadowed by Watergate scandal.
Only president never elected. Saw fall of South Vietnam to the communists.
Naval officer on nuclear submarines, Peanut Farmer,
Only president to have been a professional actor--55 movies. "One of the greatest presidents" Two terms--oversaw fall of Communism.
George H. W. Bush
Youngest bomber pilot in WWII, Director of CIA, VP under Reagan, First Gulf War
All of the good done as president overshadowed by scandals caused by his affairs. Survived impeachment. Played saxophone.
George W. Bush
Son of a president, 2nd Gulf War, economic downturn, debt
1st African American, Nobel Peace Prize within months of start in office, staggering, astronomical debt. "????"