So many things have been brought into play with this election season. Its been dramatic and very entertaining. Both candidates have called each other liars and both have had many chances to swing at each other but now it has come down to YOU. Vote! Our soldiers risk their lives for us to be able to vote so please don’t be unappreciative! Use your voice and create a unified and solid America where people can thrive regardless of their skin color, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, Hogwarts House, ethnicity, or any thing than can cause division! America’s choice will have a bigly change in who we are as a country. America is ALREADY great so continue keeping it that way by voting!
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To read the first edition of 30 Random Facts click here, but now we will begin with the 2nd edition.
30 Random Presidential Facts
1 – Barack Obama’s Secret Service Code was “Renegadee”.
2- Ulysses S. Grant fought in the Mexican War and in the U.S. Civil War.
3 – The first time Ronald Reagan voted was in the Eisenhower/Nixon election in 1956.
4 – James K. Polk (11th President) won 7 consecutive terms and later became Speaker of the House.
5 – Franklin Pierce (14th President) did not use a Bible to take the oath of office. He did not swear to his oath of office, he “affirmed” it.
6 – The 31st President, Herbert Clark Hoover, was asked by a reporter why he liked food so much and he responded that it was most likely because as a young boy he was always hungry.
7 – William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15, 1857.
8 – Barack Obama is our 44th President but in reality there have only been 43 presidents. because Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms he is counted twice (22nd and 24th).
9 – Eight Presidents never attended college! These were Washington, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A. Johnson, and Cleveland.
10 – James Buchanan was the only President to never marry.
11 – Presidents Jefferson, Monroe, and Adams died on the 4th of July.
12 – Bill Clinton played the saxophone in a highschool jazz trio.
13 – John Adams was the first President to live in the White House.
14 – James Madison was the smallest President at 5′ 4″ and under 100 lbs.
15 – Andrew Jackson was the first President to ride in a train.
16 – William Henry Harrison was only President for 31 days before dying from pneumonia.
17 – Andrew Johnson was buried wrapped in an American flag and with a copy of the Constitution.
18 – Calvin Coolidge is the only President born on the 4th of July.
19 – Herbert Hoover spoke Chinese to his wife in order to keep their stories private.
20 – John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the first Catholic President.
21 – Roosevelt officially named the White House “the White House” in 1901.
22 – The White House’s first website made its debut in October of 1994.
23 – Millard Fillmore was the first President to have a stepmother.
24 – James Garfield, the 20th President, was the first to be left-handed.
25 – John Taylor had more children than any other President.
26 – Gerald Ford worked as a model during college.
27 – Grover Cleveland won the popular vote, but received 168 electoral votes to Benjamin Harris’ 233 in 1888.
28 – There are only three requirements for being President which can be found in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution. They are the they must be 35 years old, that they must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years, and that they must be a natural-born citizen.
29 – George Washington is the only President ever elected unanimously.
30 – Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President in 1872!!
Those are 30 Random Presidential Facts! I hope you enjoyed them!
Here are some links from which I got these facts and where you can learn more about our Presidency in the U.S.!
- Kid’s National Geographic
- Fact Retriever
- Presidential Fun Facts
- Fun Facts about the United States’ Presidents
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