POTUS Presidency Quiz

How well do you know the presidents? Answer these 10 questions about the presidents' time in office to make your Commander-in-Chief proud.

#1. On November 19, 1863, Lincoln delivered a speech at the dedication of a Pennsylvania battlefield cemetery. What was the name of the speech?

Four score and seven years is equal to 87 years. The speech is only 270 words long.

#2. Which U.S President had the shortest presidency?

Harrison died 31 days after he delivered the longest inaugural address in U.S. history.

Harrison deathbed

#3. Which U.S. President had the most Supreme Court justices confirmed?

Washington had ten justices confirmed, including the six members of the inaugural court.

#4. Which U.S. President created and advocated for the League of Nations?

Wilson‘s 14 Points to prevent another world war included a provision for the League of Nations. Despite Wilson’s efforts, the U.S. never became a member.

#5. Which U.S. President purchased Alaska from Russia?

Johnson signed the ratified treaty for the Alaska Purchase in 1867. At the time it was known as Seward’s Folly, named after Johnson’s Secretary of State. Alaska was sparsely populated until the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896.

Alaska Purchase Treaty Signing

#6. Which U.S. President was the last to own slaves while in office?

Taylor owned about 150 slaves on plantations in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana.

#7. Which U.S. President had the most vetoes overridden by Congress?

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Johnson had 15 of his vetoes overridden by Congress.

Andrew Johnson Veto

#8. The Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, designed to create the world's first national park, was signed into law by which U.S. President?

The 1872 act preserved 1.2 million acres for future generations.

#9. Which U.S. President was known as the "trust-buster"?

Roosevelt brought 44 antitrust lawsuits for violation of the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act.

Trust Buster - Roosevelt

#10. Which U.S. President commissioned the Corps of Discovery Expedition?

The 1804-1806 expedition was jointly lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark portraits

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