I was at a meeting recently, and someone noted that the February holiday is officially Washington’s Birthday, not President’s Day. Now, I knew this, but I was fascinated that someone else was as geeky as I was.
These are from the category FROM THE PRESIDENT’S MEMOIRS:
“During the 4 1/2 years of my presidency, I had never been able to establish a close relationship with Bobby Kennedy”
“On the first intelligence of Forrest’s raid, I telegraphed Sherman to send all his cavalry against him”
“I have used some of the tape transcripts that are already public”
“I ordered our men to open fire on the Spaniards in the trenches”
“The Constitution does not confer upon Congress the power to interfere with slavery in the states”
More JEOPARDY questions
This delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 voted against a Bill of Rights but later drafted the one we know.
Only 3 presidents have married while in office–John Tyler was the first, and he was the last.
He was sworn in twice as president within 2 years, first by his father & then later by a former U.S. President.
AND from the recent trivia night: What are the four state capitals named for Presidents? (All answers are below.)
Oval Office holders
From here: “When Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark out west to explore the Louisiana Territory in 1804, the President told the explorers to watch out for mammoths. Jefferson was apparently obsessed with mammoths and was convinced they were still alive, gallivanting in America’s wild west.”
“Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. He was born in New Hampshire. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1833, and later he was elected to the Senate, where he served from 1837 until 1842. A heavy drinker for much of his life, Pierce died in 1869 of cirrhosis of the liver.”
Ulysses S. Grant was posthumously promoted to ‘General of the Armies’ in 2022
Chester Alan Arthur: Obscure or underrated? I say the latter.
“Calvin Coolidge appeared with George Washington on the Sesquicentennial commemorative half-dollar coin in 1926, at which time Coolidge was both alive and serving as president of the United States. It is the first and so far only American coin to depict a president in his lifetime.”
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