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1

What is the Presidential Succession

President --> Vice President --> Speaker of the House --> President pro tempore of the Senate --> Secretary of State

2

What is the date of the Presidential election?

The 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of November every 4 years

3

Name the 1st presidential candidates to debate on TV?

Kennedy and Nixon

4

This man's presidency introduced the modern Democratic Party

Andrew Jackson

5

How is a tie resolved in a presidential election?

Congress votes to determine a winner. However, there is only one voter per state

6

Presidential Powers expressed in the constitution:

Right to appoint Ambassadors, grant reprieves, convene Congress. Does NOT include executive orders.

7

Only President elected for non consecutive terms

Cleveland: 22 and 24

8

Presidents who were British subjects

Washington, J Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, JQ Adams, Jackson, Harrison

9

Most common religion of the presidents

Episcopalian. 2nd is presbyterian

10

Presidents that won the popular vote, but lost the Presidency

Jackson to JQ Adams; Tilden to Hayes; Cleveland to Harrison; Al Gore to Bush

11

The president who was never married

James Buchanan

12

Presidents married while in office

Tyler and Wilson

13

Only divorced President

Regan

14

Presidents who died on the 4th of July

Adams, Jefferson, Monroe

15

Only President to serve more than 2 terms

FDR served 12 years and died shortly into his 4th trm

16

1st to live in the White House

John Adams

17

Purchased Alaska

Andrew Johnson from Russia in 1867 (also known as Sewards Folly)

18

1st to appear on TV

FDR

19

1st to be impeached

Andrew Johnson

20

1st to appoint an African American to the Supreme Court

Lyndon Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall

21

The commission that investigated the Kennedy assassination

Warren Commission

22

Presidents who signed the Declaration of Independance

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

23

Name the US Presidents that died in office

1. William Harrison died one month into his presidency from pneumonia
2. Zachary Taylor died of an unknown stomach ill in 1850
3. Lincoln in 1865
4. James Garfield (1881) assassinated by Charles Guiteao
5. William McKinley died of a heart attack in San Fransisco in 1923
6. FDR died of a stroke in 1945
7. JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963

24

Extended the rights of emancipated slaves by signing the Civil Rights Act

Grant in 1875

25

Awarded Rosa Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bill Clinton in 1996. It is the highest honor for a civilian

26

1st to win the Nobel Peace Prize

Theo Roosevelt for Peace between Russia and Japan

27

1st to use an armored limousine

FDR; got the limousine from Al Capone

28

Nixon's covert operation to keep classified documents away from the media

Plumbers