Can You Recognize These American Presidents?

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Throughout it's short history the United States of America has had 44 presidents. Ever since the founding fathers, Republican and Democratic candidates have held the highest office in the country. Many of them are pretty well known - Reagan, Kennedy, Washington... Many others are not as famous though.

Can you identify the following 12 presidents? Only a very small percentage of people get all of them right! Let's see if you are one of them. Take the quiz and share it with your friends and challenge them to a American knowledge duel!

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1. Who is this?

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  1. John F. Kennedy
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. John Adams
He really was a wrestler. Lincoln was documented as taking part in wrestling bouts, he even defended the son of his most famous wrestling opponent from murder charges.
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2. Who is this?

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  1. John Adams
  2. George H.W. Bush
  3. George Washington
  4. Jimmy Carter
In 1999, he celebrated his 75th birthday by skydiving. Five years later, he did it again. Five years after that, at 85, he celebrated the same way before going one last time at the grand old age of 90!
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3. Who is this?

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  1. Theodore Roosevelt
  2. John Adams
  3. George Washington
  4. George H.W. Bush
Roosevelt was a prolific writer. Aided by his remarkable memory and his high energy level, TR wrote about 35 books in his lifetime and an estimated 150,000 letters.
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4. Who is this?

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  1. John Adams
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. John F. Kennedy
In 1943 during WW2, he was made commander of a PT-109 patrol boat that came under attack near the Solomon Islands. After the boat sank, Kennedy and his crew swam approximately 3.5 miles to a nearby island, where they were stranded for seven days until a pair of PT boats came to their rescue.
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5. Who is this?

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  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. Nixon
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Ulysses S. Grant
He was supposed to be at the theater with Lincoln on the night of his assassination. Grant was invited to join Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on the fateful evening of April 14, 1865, but was forced to decline after he and his wife made plans to visit their children in New Jersey.
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6. Who is this?

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  1. Jimmy Carter
  2. Bill Clinton
  3. Barack Obama
  4. Ulysses S. Grant
Bill Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. President since World War II. Since then, Clinton has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work.
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7. Who is this?

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  1. Nixon
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Ulysses S. Grant
On his 2010 income of $1.7 million, he gave 14% to non-profit organizations, including $131,000 to Fisher House Foundation, a charity assisting wounded veterans’ families, allowing them to reside near where the veteran is receiving medical treatments.
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8. Who is this?

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  1. Richard Nixon
  2. Jimmy Carter
  3. Ulysses S. Grant
  4. George H.W. Bush
Nixon radically reoriented the Federal Native American policy, becoming the first President to encourage tribal self-determination.
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9. Who is this?

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  1. Ulysses S. Grant
  2. Theodore Roosevelt
  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. John Adams
Of the first five American presidents, Adams was the only non-slaveholder. His predecessor, George Washington, owned over 300 slaves at the time of his death.
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10. Who is this?

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  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. John F. Kennedy
  3. Ulysses S. Grant
  4. George Washington
The presidential retreat founded by the National Park Service near Washington, DC in 1942 was originally named Shangri-la by FDR. Eisenhower renamed the retreat “Camp David” after his grandson. It still has that name today.
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11. Who is this?

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  1. Ulysses S. Grant
  2. George Washington
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. John Adams
According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, “On September 19, 1794, George Washington became the only sitting U.S. President to personally lead troops in the field when he led the militia on a nearly month-long march west over the Allegheny Mountains to the town of Bedford.”
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12. Who is this?

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  1. Nixon
  2. George H.W. Bush
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. Jimmy Carter
Carter received his Nobel Prize in 2002. He received the award “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
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