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1 The U.S. Presidents A Mrs. VanderSchaaf Presentation A Mrs. VanderSchaaf Presentation

2 George Washington (1789-1797) Fun Facts: His favorite subject in school was arithmetic Choose the site for the White House One of his favorite foods was ice cream and cream of peanut soup Had a dog named Sweet Lips Liked to fish

3 John Adams (1797-1801) Fun Facts: Had a horse named Cleopatra Loved to read During the move to the White House, they got lost in the woods north of the city What? Did they forget to leave the light on?

4 Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) Fun Facts: He was the first president to have his inauguration in Washington, D.C. Used to soak his feet in cold water in the morning believing it would keep him from catching colds Could play the violin

5 James Madison (1809-1817) Fun Facts: He was the shortest president Oldest of 12 children He and his wife were the first people to serve their guests ice cream His wife is known for saving the Declaration of Independence and a portrait of George Washington from the burning White House

6 James Monroe (1817-1825) Fun Facts: First president to be ignagurated outdoors

7 John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Fun Facts: Used to walk 4 miles each day before starting his agenda He and his wife raised silkworms at the White House Had an alligator living at the White House for several months

8 Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Fun Facts: First president to be born in a log cabin First president to ride in a train Had a pet parrot named Poll

9 Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) Fun Facts:

10 William H. Harrison (1841) Fun Facts: First president to be photographed in office Had a cow named Sukey to provide dairy products for the White House

11 John Tyler (1841-1845) Fun Facts: First president to marry while in office

12 James K. Polk (1845-1849) Fun Facts: Oldest of 10 children

13 Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

14 Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

15 Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) Fun Facts: He was arrested for accidently running down an elderly lady with his horse First president to install heat at the White House

16 James Buchanan (1857-1861) Fun Facts:

17 Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Fun Facts: Had a scar above his right eye from a fight with would-be thieves First president to have a full beard Grew the beard after a 11 year old Grace Bedell wrote him a letter

18 Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Fun Facts: First president to be visited by a queen Only wore suits he custom tailored himself

19 Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Fun Facts: Full name: Hiram Ulysses Grant Once arrested in for speeding on a Washington street with his horse and carriage First president to have both parents alive when he became president Was very superstitious about retracing his footsteps

20 Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) Fun Facts: He became the first president to put a typewriter for the White House Made the first telephone call from the White House to Alexander Graham Bell

21 James A. Garfield (1881) Fun Facts: Had a dog named Veto First president to have his mother present at his ignaguration Could write in Latin in one hand while, at the same time, write in Greek in the other hand First left-handed president

22 Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) Fun Facts: Owned at least 80 pairs of pants

23 Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Fun Facts: He was the only nineteeth century president born in New Jersey

24 Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Fun Facts: First president to have a Christmas tree in the White House First president to die in the 20th century First president to attend a baseball game

25 Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) Fun Facts: It is said that his daughter Ruth was the inspiration for the name of the Baby Ruth candy bar His child,Ester, was the first to be born in the White House

26 William McKinley (1897-1901)

27 Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) Fun Facts: First president to play tennis First President to have his voice recorded First president to ride in a submarine and in a airplane First president to master the art of jujitsu

28 William H. Taft (1909-1913) Fun Facts: He was the first president to ever throw out the season- opening pitch He once got stuck in the White House bath tub, after that the bathtub was enlarged

29 Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Fun Facts: Coached football at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania First president to address the nation by radio First president to belong to the American Automobile Association

30 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) Fun Facts: Middle name: Gamaliel As a child he played the cornet He was the first president to use an automobile in an inaugural parade First president to not outlive his father

31 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) Fun Facts: His first name was John Was born on the Fourth of July Was known as “Silent Cal” because he never said much Had a raccoon named Rebecca living at the White House

32 Herbert C. Hoover (1929-1933) Fun Facts: He could speak Chinese fluently Played shortstop for his university’s baseball team Had a dog named King Tut First president to have a telephone installed in the White House

33 Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) Fun Facts: He was the first president to appear on television

34 Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) Fun Facts: Was ambidextrous (meaning he could write with both hand equally well) The S in his middle name doesn’t actually stand for anything

35 Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) Fun Facts: Favorite subjects in high school- Geometry and History First president born in Texas First president to introduce the use of helicopters at the White House First president to receive his pilot’s license

36 John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) Fun Facts: He was the first president born in the twentieth century

37 Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

38 Richard M. Nixon (1969- 1974) Fun Facts: As a young law student he broke into the deans office at Duke University Law School First president to visit all 50 states

39 Gerald Ford (1974-1977) Fun Facts: Birth Name: Leslie Lynch King, Jr. Obtained the rank of Eagle Scout Had a golden retriever named Liberty Middle name was Rudolph

40 Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) Fun Facts: First President to be born in a hospital Had a permenatly crooked finger from a cotton gin accident First president since the Civil War to be elected from the Deep South

41 Ronald Regan (1981-1989) Fun Facts: As a child he collected birds’ eggs and butterflies Appointed the first woman member to the Supreme Court Known for dispensing Jellybeans

42 George Bush (1989-1993) Fun Facts: Full name: George Herbert Walker Bush Survived four crashes as a navy pilot in WWII Flew 58 combat missions in WWII Had broccoli removed from the menu of Air Force One

43 Bill Clinton (1993-2001) Fun Facts: Birth name: William Jefferson Blythe Plays the saxaphone

44 George W. Bush (2001-present)


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