POTUS Young Historians Quiz

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

#1. Who was the U.S. President during the Civil War?

Lincoln‘s presidency and the Civil War both occurred between 1861-1865. Lincoln with troops

#2. George Washington wore wooden dentures.

Washington had four sets of dentures over his lifetime. They were made from materials such as ivory, human and animal teeth, and metals, but not wood.

Washington teeth

#3. Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays are often celebrated together as what holiday?

Lincoln was born on Feb 12th and Washington on Feb 22nd. In 1971, Presidents’ Day was established on the third Monday in February in their honor.

President George Washington, 1789-1797 President Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865

#4. Which U.S. President was known for eating jelly beans?

When Reagan ran for Governor of California in 1966, he began eating “Goelitz Mini Jelly Beans” as part of his successful attempt to give up pipe smoking.

#5. Which U.S. President received a speeding ticket while in office?

Grant received a $20 speeding ticket while driving his horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Washington. He paid the fine.

Ulysses Grant with horse

#6. Which U.S. President's portrait appears on the U.S. one dollar bill?

Washington‘s portrait has appeared on the one dollar bill since 1869.

1869 One Dollar Bill

#7. During his campaign, which U.S. President played the saxophone on TV?

On June 3, 1992, Clinton played “Heartbreak Hotel” and “God Bless the Child” on the Arsenio Hall Show.

Bill Clinton Saxophone

#8. Which president was known for wearing a stovepipe hat?

Standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall, Lincoln was already head and shoulders taller than average. Wearing stovepipe hats made him stand out in a crowd even more.

Lincoln hat

#9. Which U.S. President owned a peanut farm before his election?

Carter put his peanut farm into a blind trust while he was president. In 2017, Carter converted 10 acres of his farm into a solar power plant.

Jimmy Carter on his peanut farm

#10. Who was the first president under the current constitution?

The first presidential election under the new Constitution, which Washington won, occurred in 1789. John Hancock was President of the Continental Congress when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Washington election

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Results

Reagan thumbs up Congratulations! You really know your presidential history. Let your friends know how you did.
Reagan moose ears Theodore Roosevelt said, "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Hold your head high - you tried and learned something new.

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