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U.S. Presidents Quiz

Name as many U.S. Presidents as you can!
Parties: Democratic, Republican, Whig, Democratic-Republican, Federalist, Independent
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First submittedJanuary 21, 2013
Last updatedAugust 28, 2018
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Term
President
2017-
Donald Trump
2009-2017
Barack Obama
2001-2009
George W. Bush
1993-2001
Bill Clinton
1989-1993
George H.W. Bush
1981-1989
Ronald Reagan
1977-1981
Jimmy Carter
1974-1977
Gerald R. Ford
1969-1974
Richard Nixon
1963-1969
Lyndon B. Johnson
1961-1963
John F. Kennedy
1953-1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower
1945-1953
Harry Truman
1933-1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1929-1933
Herbert Hoover
Term
President
1923-1929
Calvin Coolidge
1921-1923
Warren Harding
1913-1921
Woodrow Wilson
1909-1913
William Taft
1901-1909
Theodore Roosevelt
1897-1901
William McKinley
1893-1897
Grover Cleveland
1889-1893
Benjamin Harrison
1885-1889
Grover Cleveland
1881-1885
Chester A. Arthur
1881
James Garfield
1877-1881
Rutherford B. Hayes
1869-1877
Ulysses S. Grant
1865-1869
Andrew Johnson
1861-1865
Abraham Lincoln
Term
President
1857-1861
James Buchanan
1853-1857
Franklin Pierce
1850-1853
Millard Fillmore
1849-1850
Zachary Taylor
1845-1849
James K. Polk
1841-1845
John Tyler
1841
William Henry Harrison
1837-1841
Martin Van Buren
1829-1837
Andrew Jackson
1825-1829
John Quincy Adams
1817-1825
James Monroe
1809-1817
James Madison
1801-1809
Thomas Jefferson
1797-1801
John Adams
1789-1797
George Washington
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level 33
Apr 25, 2017
WHY IS THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS QUIZ A DEBATE OF DONALD TRUMP AND WHY IS THIS A BIG DEBATE??? THIS IS A QUIZ SITE, NOT A WARZONE!!!!!!! And I thought this was to help me learn the presidents...I only got 23.
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level 60
May 9, 2017
Because people care deeply about their country, and it's an important issue. I do wish people were more articulate about it at points, but at least people have opinions and are thinking about things. If you want real horror, go to the website for People magazine and read those comments. I'll take a heated political argument over that kind of dribble any day.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2017
You'd feel better if I sent you some pictures of my cats and I listening to old Duke Ellington records.
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level 39
Jul 1, 2018
Cooldrive...lol
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level 39
May 28, 2017
+1 AndDrew52 and Saharan.
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level 70
Jun 16, 2018
You should learn capitalization as well. You seem to be getting all 26 letters on that one.
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level 52
Mar 27, 2019
Is the comments section hurting your ability to take the quiz? It's not even visible while you're taking the quiz.
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level 36
Apr 27, 2017
It would be hilarious if Trump went down as one of the greatest Presidents of all time. On the same level as Abraham Lincoln, Washington, or FDR.
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level 68
May 3, 2017
That WOULD be hilarious. I'm trying to imagine what it would take for that to happen, and I just can't come up with an answer.
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level 66
Nov 16, 2017
It's already happening. Trump is saving Western civilization. The left is trying to completely degrade and erode Western culture and civilization. The left is injecting hormones into young children to change their gender, importing hundreds of thousands of terrorists into Western countries, crippling working-class people Westerners to provide monetary support for all the 3rd-world people they're importing, destroying the nuclear family, and censoring speech on the internet and in academia. Trump is truly the only bastion of hope to save humanity. If he manages to reverse the cultural degradation that the left is pushing and the importation of 3rd world people who hate America, he will without a doubt go down as one of the greatest leaders ever to walk the face of the earth.
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level 68
Nov 22, 2017
That's even more hilarious, because none of it is true.
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level 56
Dec 11, 2017
It much more true than gender identity.
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
One side being wrong about something doesn't make the other one right.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
Pork, if I didn't know you were being serious I would assume that you were a Trump hater who was trying to say the most monumentally ridiculous thing possible to make it clear that you meant the opposite.
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level 44
Mar 29, 2018
TinklePork is right. I'm a Canadian, and I've witnessed firsthand the horrors of liberalism. I saw my family get slaughtered in front of me because I used the wrong pronouns. I'm typing while hiding in the bathroom of a gulag. The country has become a communist wasteland, our population is less than 500,000. I can only pray that the sensible and great USA annexes us before I die. Please, get Congress to invade Canada. I don't know how much longer I'll last.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2018
Canada has gotten pretty damn ridiculous with their pronoun policing. But Trump is not the answer to this madness. He's only the inevitable response to it. Both sides need to stop.
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level 70
Jun 16, 2018
+DapperAlpaca The US is a war dictatorship. One person makes war on any country he wants to invade and destroy. That's the American way.
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level 45
Mar 7, 2019
TinklePork this may have actually been the most painfully ridiculous and ignorant thing I've read all year.
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level 43
Mar 12, 2019
kenpo17 It's literally backed up by facts. TinklePork was right and I'm guessing you're a democrat and that's why you're being ignorant.
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level 79
Mar 21, 2019
If anyone's being ignorant it's you.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
also impossible. He's already on track to be among the worst.
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level 49
Dec 21, 2018
That wouldn't just be hysterical it would be downright miraculous. It would have to include a time machine at this point.
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level 13
Apr 30, 2017
Lincon
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level 39
May 17, 2017
I'm not American, so I didn't really know how the Electoral College Vote system worked, looking into it I'm amazed that the self-proclaimed greatest democracy in the world has such a skewed voting system. Someone in Wyoming's vote is worth more than 3 times that of someone in California! What happened to that (American?) quote: 'One Man, One Vote'? Then there's apportioning of the College Votes, some states cast all of their college votes to the local poll winner, some allocate (roughly proportional), some don't even have to take notice of the local poll! There's only 1 person to vote into office - it's a First Past The Post race so why isn't the most basic voting system used? - everyone gets 1 (equal) vote, the winner is the candidate with the most votes.
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level 76
Jul 6, 2017
How could a democracy be self-proclaimed anything? Democracies don't generally make proclamations, do they?

Anyway, the simple answer to your question is that the electoral college is antiquated and retarded (made some sense at the time, not anymore) but politics makes it difficult to abolish.
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level 44
Jan 5, 2018
If we didn't have the Electoral College, that means that we would have the majority (California and New York) making ALL of the decisions for us.......tyranny of the majority...ask France how that worked out.
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level 84
Jan 8, 2018
Democracies are supposed to be about the majority. That's how they work. The phrase "Tyranny of the Majority" is propaganda aimed at painting more cosmopolitan areas (New York, California) as somehow less American than the rest.
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level 58
Jan 10, 2018
The U.S. is not, and was never intended to be, a pure democracy. We are a REPUBLIC. Compare the two concepts to see the difference(s).
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
terrible argument bean. We're supposed to be at the mercy of the minority? Why is that a good thing?
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level 68
May 3, 2018
When designing our government, the Founders were trying to make sure we did not end up like Athens, which was what they meant by the word "democracy." The example of Athens showed that people could be susceptible to a demagogue and that simple majority rule could, at worst, devolve into mob justice, which is what is meant by "tyranny of the majority." The idea was to make sure that being outside the majority didn't make you completely powerless. They tried to find a balance point, and their method has proven imperfect, with a couple hundred years of hindsight.
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level 68
May 3, 2018
I'd say a big part of the problem is the Apportionment Act of 1911, which is the reason the number of Representatives is capped at 435. Before that, there was no cap to the number of representatives there could be, so things were a bit more proportional (though still because of every state getting a minimum of 1 representative and having at least 3 electoral votes, some areas might be overrepresented). I do think there is merit in the idea of trying to make sure all areas have a voice, and that majority rule is overly simplistic, but there still must be a better way than what we currently have.
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level 76
Jun 20, 2018
kenpo: the idea that the EC could protect us from the mob electing a demagogue to be president just went straight out the window with the last election. I agree, if they were operating as intended by the founders, they would have put a stop to this and voted against Trump, whether he won the popular vote in their states or not. But out of 435 electors I think there were only 5 that had any spine and did what they were supposed to do.
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level 68
Jul 30, 2018
Indeed. The problem is that any system can be abused if you give people time to figure out the loopholes. That's why the amendment process exists. Sadly, amending the Constitution has turned out to be really difficult, and we kind of slept on the job and waited until things were already too screwed up to start realizing just how bad things are. Now we're stuck with unaccountable lawmakers in heavily gerrymandered districts, who take in so much money from special interests and corporations that they can basically buy their way into office.
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level 52
Mar 27, 2019
Anyone who babbles on about how America is a Republic, not a pure democracy as an argument in favor of the Electoral college doesn't undertstand how our government works, or what the definitions of those two things are, or that the two are not mutually exclusive. A pure democracy would involve the citizens voting on every issue, with the majority carrying the day on every issue. We elect representatives, numerous representatives, to make decisions. The President, the Senate, the House, all of them represent us in the decision making process. Removing one layer to the vote for one of the branches of government in the form of going with a simple majority vote for the president won't make us a pure democracy. It's a strawman argument, and it's b.s. As for the tyranny of the majority, it's another bogus argument. The structure of the Senate, with all states getting equal representation, is a huge safeguard against smaller states being at the whim of larger, more populous states.
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level 76
Mar 28, 2019
bkemp: you don't know what you're talking about and you also don't know what a strawman argument is.
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level 54
Aug 6, 2017
Well your problem is you think that we are a democracy. We are to an extent, but to protect the power of the states, we have the electoral college. We also used to have the state representatives vote for senators instead of the people, but those who wanted to diminish state's power changed it with an amendment to the Constitution.
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level 39
Aug 15, 2017
"to protect the power of the state" - looking at the inequities of the electoral college allocation I guess this comment means 'to protect the (greater) power of (some) states' Besides, the President is president of all of the states. I guess US people vote in their State representatives? Then those state representatives should act in accordance with the people's wishes - so there shouldn't be a problem with the people voting directly for the senators. The only problem would be if the state representatives wanted to vote for senators contrary to the people's wishes (which is what occurs in the electoral college system)
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level 28
Jan 1, 2018
No, we are a democracy. A republic is a form of democracy, you should have learned this in high school. Hence democratic-republic, or democratic-republican, a political party co-founded by the father of the constitution.
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
Nope. True democracy is when people vote on things directly, like was done in ancient Athens. The closest we come to that is when there are referendums for citizens to vote on. A republic is government by representative (small R, as opposed to Representative meaning a member of the House). We are a democratic republic in that we elect those representatives, but we are explicitly NOT a democracy. They aren't the same thing, and if your high school political science teacher told you they were, then your school should get someone who actually has a degree in the subject to teach the class next time.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2017
Of course, the math can't be perfect, but with popular vote determining the winner, the Wyomings and North Dakotas would have no voice. Mrs. Clinton's didn't listen to her husband who wanted to campaign for her in the rust belt. He was voted down and joined her in places like California where she raised lots of money and wasted lots of time. Trumpster Fire could have won perhaps a million more popular votes by campaigning in California, but would still never have won the state's electoral votes. By wasting time and money there, he would have lost the election. In a sense, he didn't win. She lost.
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level 70
Jun 16, 2018
Wyoming would have no vote? Do you think each state is one solid person? California and Wyoming and every other state are made of individual, equal people. Rhode Island people just count 3 times as much under the current system than a Texan.
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level 51
Dec 31, 2017
Because the framers of the Constitution knew that a majority can be just as tyrannical as a dictator. (see: mob rule) Whether or not it was designed to, the Electoral College system ensures that a candidate must have broad geographical support that makes it extremely difficult for narrow coalitions of states to seize control of all levers of power. In elections where the loser receives more votes than the electoral college winner(Trump/Clinton, Bush/Gore, etc), this argument to do away with the whole system always gets pulled out. Whether or not you agreed with the outcome of the election, the Electoral College system worked.
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level 28
Jan 1, 2018
Um no. Tyranny of the majority was explicitly supposed to be countered by the bill of rights, not the electoral college, the electoral college was proposed by Hamilton to protect against the will of an uneducated populace who might vote for a demagogue. The electoral college was supposed to vote against the popular candidate if it was in the nations best interest.
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level 70
Jun 16, 2018
The electoral college is what allowed white majority rule to maintain slavery for so long. A true Trump supporter system.
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level 16
May 20, 2017
make america great again
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level 58
May 21, 2017
2017 Trump.
2018-Present Pence
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level 76
Jul 6, 2017
The only context where "President Pence" looks like a good thing.
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level 39
Sep 30, 2017
I guess you're never going to stop spitting out political comments.
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level 44
Nov 13, 2017
How can President Pence ever look like a good thing
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level 76
Nov 19, 2017
I guess you're never going to stop loving cats.

Dapper: next to Trump, I honestly would be happy with President Quayle, President Palin, President Kardashian, President Duck Dynasty Guy, President Cheney, or a 3rd term for George HW Bush. It's hard to even imagine a less qualified candidate in terms of experience, intellect, temperament, emotional maturity or knowledge about the world.
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level 44
Nov 27, 2017
I know, I was making a terrible joke. I used to think Pence would be worse, but now I don't really think so, because he would at least act presidential (I hope).
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
George HW Bush would need a second term first (which is fairly likely since he's 93 years old). I'm guessing you meant his son, and it's really, really a sad statement when a third term of Dubya sounds like a better alternative... but that's where we are now.
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level 68
Jan 17, 2018
Meant to say "fairly unlikely" in that last comment. Whoops.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
Yes I meant Dubya. Sorry. And.. yes... I wouldn't have thought this was even possible ten years ago. Though in 2000 I was saying the same thing about Bush as Trump supporters are saying about Trump ("give him a chance! He's probably not as stupid as everyone says!" etc), over the course of his two terms I came to see Bush as not very bright, pretty incompetent, and not an effective president at all, in addition to disagreeing with most of his politics. Stood up next to what we have now, I would take him in a heartbeat. He might not be the smartest guy, the most effective speaker, or the greatest president.. but next to Trump Bush is Stephen Hawking, William Shakespeare, and Abraham Lincoln rolled into one.
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level 68
May 3, 2018
Popular opinion seems to have softened on Dubya as he gets further and further in the rearview mirror, but he was a godawful President. Came into office with a budget surplus and pissed it away, and left us with two expensive wars (one of which was initiated for dubious reasons at best), the economy in the toilet, and the worst recession since World War 2. Oh, and $4 per gallon gas prices before the economic collapse, let's not forget that. Trump may indeed be worse in the long run, but he has yet to cause the kind of damage that Bush did.
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level 39
Jul 4, 2018
I'll never stop loving cats. Do you have a problem with that?
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level 76
Dec 25, 2018
^ you're on the right track. think about what I said and your response to it just a little bit longer and you may arrive at the point.
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level 18
Jan 22, 2018
Mr. Trump can probably continue....till 2020, it's not bizarre-Think of Bush jr., who filled his tenure.It might not be against natural symphony that Mr.president leads the country for another 1.5 years, just the query rises , he committed to serve the nation till 2024......if that really gets done, then that's that.
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level 35
May 25, 2017
If you're just here for the quiz, stay out of the comments. Political warfare is going on down here.
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level 39
Feb 14, 2018
SJW's aren't cool.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
If you're reading this isn't it too late for that?
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level 14
Jun 4, 2017
2017:Trump Mid-2017-2021: Hillary
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level 43
Jul 5, 2017
Mid-2017: Trump is still president
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level 44
Jan 5, 2018
2018 - Trump is still president. I would also like to remind everyone that there were 2 presidents that were impeached in history....guess what, it wasn't Nixon but beloved Bill Clinton. To be impeached does not mean to leave office, just means charges were brought against you, the impeached president would have to be convicted by a vote within Congress in order to be forced from office. Oh, the other president was Andrew Johnson. Both were acquitted by the Senate
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level 68
Jan 17, 2018
Nixon likely would have been impeached had he not resigned first, but things never progressed that far. But yes, this is correct.
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level 68
Jul 11, 2017
That's... not how it works. Even if Trump were impeached, it would be Pence next. Even if the election results were found to be illegitimate by the courts or something (which would be unprecedented in U.S. history), there would be a new election. Hillary is not going to be President unless she runs again and wins. And considering all the negative baggage she carries, that's not likely to happen.
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level 45
Feb 20, 2018
I could not agree more
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level 68
Jul 11, 2017
I don't like Trump either, but it's time to start living in reality.
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level 54
Aug 6, 2017
And this is why we need a more educated voting populace. Hillary Clinton has about as much chance of being President in mid 2017 as you or I. The VP and then a bunch of other politicians are part of a line of succession in case many die.
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level 37
May 8, 2019
2019 Trump still President
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level 36
Jun 30, 2017
Why do I have to type Harrison twice? It's spelled the same.
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level 7
Jul 4, 2017
You probably did first name first, just do last name. It's either that or something is definitely wrong with your computer.
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level 59
Feb 3, 2018
The way his computer is designed has nothing to do with this. There's no possible way for something to be different in the quiz for just one person, that's not how computers work.
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level 68
May 3, 2018
If you typed Harison with just one R, that would get you William but not Benjamin, as it's not included as an acceptable type-in on Benjamin. If you typed it Harrison with two R's, it should have filled in both. Maybe you only got one R in there by accident?
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level 43
Jul 5, 2017
100% with 3:48 remaining
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level 42
Jul 7, 2017
Anyone have a trick for remembering those Gilded Age presidents? Between Taft and Grant they just kind of slip through the cracks of my history knowledge. Except that Cleveland was president twice, that's all I can remember.
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level 54
Aug 6, 2017
My trick is that I love them much more than any other presidents.
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
Why?
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level 44
Aug 1, 2017
Hi there. @quizmaster Could you make Ike acceptable for Eisenhower?
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level 58
Aug 10, 2017
Should accept donaldJtrump
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level 68
Jul 30, 2018
Why type more letters than you have to?
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level 56
Mar 6, 2019
To put off the obligation of finishing typing Trump's name until the last possible moment. Though personally I think it is better just to get it over with.
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level 44
Aug 11, 2017
Got pierce but missed kennedy. GREAT
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level 11
Aug 17, 2017
no idea English so not learnt them and I don't really care either
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level 44
Nov 27, 2017
Why did you feel the need to let people know about this?
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level 22
Aug 17, 2017
44/44 with 4:07 to spare.
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level 33
Aug 20, 2017
only 22.... didnt do much better on our Brit Prime Ministers tho... and why all the banging on about Trump? we got a worse system than yours... and anyway, its a quiz website ... quiz..... plenty political websites out there...
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level 22
Aug 20, 2017
Hi everyone! I made a quiz based around important people in European History! If that interests you, please check it out on my profile. The name is "Influential Figures in European History".
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level 38
Nov 14, 2017
Thank you. Will do.
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level 39
Aug 21, 2017
How do 52% get one of the Harrison's, and only 51% the other?
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level 68
Aug 26, 2017
If they're typing first and last names instead of just last, then they could conceivably get only one if they never filled in the other answer. Maybe they forgot about the other one, or got interrupted before they finished the quiz (happens to me all the time).
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level 68
May 3, 2018
And today I found out (thanks to someone else mentioning it above) that Harison with one R is an alternate type-in for William, but not for Benjamin. So if you spell it or type it wrong, you might get one Harrison but not the other.
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level 31
Aug 24, 2017
41/44. Always forget Arthur
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level 38
Nov 28, 2017
You wouldn't if you'd seen the third "Die Hard" installment. He was the 21st President and a clue given to Mel Gibson by he "Simon" character.
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level 36
Jan 24, 2018
But Chester never forgets you.
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level 44
Aug 27, 2017
Damn, every president but Arthur. >:(
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level 70
Aug 31, 2017
Orange cat. Garfield. I always forget that orange cat president. Now that I remember that Tonya Harding's dad was president (hey, it's my mnemonic) I have to remember that orange cat.
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level 68
Sep 19, 2017
Do you also remember that Grover, the blue monster from Sesame Street, was President twice? And apparently he lived in Cleveland?
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level 50
Sep 3, 2017
45/45 2:37 left
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level 24
Sep 8, 2017
I got 26. I'm not American so I was grateful I didn't have to give first names lol
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level 14
Sep 10, 2017
Got em all with 15 seconds to go
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level 59
Sep 10, 2017
I got 33 and im from Germany :D
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level 17
Sep 14, 2017
TRUMP IS HERE!!!
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level 76
Jun 20, 2018
Good. Keep him out of the White House.
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level 20
Jan 15, 2019
ben shapiro should run for office
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level 76
Feb 1, 2019
oh god no. Though he would obviously be an improvement over Trump I absolutely hate that twerp's ugly pinched face, nasally whiny voice and ridiculous coaster hat and hate YouTube for constantly recommending videos he's in to me. Just because I think social justice warriors are horribly misguided doesn't mean I want to listen to that jerk, come on.
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level 37
Apr 11, 2019
Trump 2020
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level 76
May 5, 2019
Moldy baloney sandwich 2020 (better than Trump)
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level 56
Jun 5, 2019
thefalconwizard and jtb77 CALMLY EDUCATED with FACTS and LOGIC by kalbahamut
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level 54
Oct 1, 2017
Millard Fillmore - I knew you well - NOT! Obviously, one of our more forgettable Presidents. LOL
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level 25
Oct 3, 2017
Got all of them with 3:29 to go and from the UK!
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level 34
Oct 3, 2017
3:32 left!
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level 52
Oct 5, 2017
I missed 2017 as I feel leaving it blank should count, since it's practically the same thing.
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level 20
Oct 12, 2017
:) I agree
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level 68
Oct 18, 2017
I would happily have voted to leave the presidency vacant over any of the choices we were offered.
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level 45
Oct 22, 2017
Anyone else get the Animaniacs' Presidents song rattling through their head to help with this?
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level 51
Oct 24, 2017
Here's a relevant quote: 'People happy with the results argue the system is working fine -- of course they do. Their team won. But government isn't a sport where a singular "winner" must be determined. It's a system to make rules that everyone follows and so, we need a system where everyone can agree the process is fair even if the results don't go in their favour. If you support a system that disenfranchises people you don't like and turbo-franchises people you do - then it doesn't look like you support representative democracy, it looks like you support a kind of dictatorship lite.' That's CGP Grey. If you're upset with how the election turned out, *tough luck*. There's a set of rules for how an election works and, no matter how stupid the rules are, Trump used them to garner a majority of electoral college. Logically, he is the president. He isn't a good president? Well, neither were any of the others, according to (about) half of all people. At least in most cases. Deal with it.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
"If you support a system that disenfranchises people you don't like and turbo-franchises people you do" then you are probably Republican.
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level 39
Jan 31, 2019
What about people like me, who are not American and can't vote (not that I'd want to) but I can still see the failings of the system? I'm not saying the system is unfair because my person lost, I'm saying it's unfair because it's not fair!
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level 49
Oct 29, 2017
Dang, I forgot one of only two presidents mentioned by They Might be Giants.
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level 38
Oct 30, 2017
Oh, yeah. We must all gleefully accept the legitimacy of a winner who as a candidate declared before the election that if he lost, the election would have been rigged and that he would not accept the results.
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level 45
Nov 19, 2017
42/44 not bad for a Brit
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level 53
Nov 20, 2017
Check this quiz out.
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level 53
Nov 20, 2017
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level 7
Nov 24, 2017
it is not fair that i taught myself the presidents in second grade... 3 years ago.
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level 44
Mar 29, 2018
Why isn't it fair? You shouldn't have been allowed to teach yourself American Presidents?
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level 43
Dec 6, 2017
I voted for Pat Paulson
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level 43
Dec 10, 2017
Got 'em all with 4:04 remaining
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level 42
Dec 12, 2017
...Chester Arthur gets instated, 4 years later he was traded...
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level 34
Dec 13, 2017
I was about to miss Fillmore, Tyler and Arthur!
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level 38
Dec 13, 2017
Finally aced it, after some six tries.
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level 34
Dec 19, 2017
I feel proud of myself for knowing 32 of the 45 presidents
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level 43
Dec 21, 2017
I cringe every time I write Martin Van Buren.
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level 37
Dec 21, 2017
45/45... 3:39 left
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level 28
Dec 22, 2017
2:43 out of 44/44
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level 28
Dec 22, 2017
easy peasy
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level 40
Dec 23, 2017
Should add type inns for Donald J Trump
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level 44
Dec 26, 2017
Got 40/44 and am proud of myself because I’m european and have never really studied these things. I knew most of them only because of animaniacs :D
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level 48
Dec 27, 2017
Ha, Ha, Ha Trump is President. He has the most conservative cabinet in history. He's putting conservatives on the Supreme Court. Ha, ha, ha. He's also the smartest president ever, with the most beautiful wife. When life is good for President, life is good for America. Ha, ha, ha. Bill Clinton's tag along lost. Ha, ha, ha.
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level 38
Feb 17, 2018
Cooldrive: You're either dreaming or hallucinating! - A Bachelor's degree from Wharton (Trump), versus a Masters in Business Administration from Yale (George W. Bush) ??? - Who would you say is the smartest?
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
what's with all the commas? Are you the sloth from Zootopia? Smartest president ever.... somebody nuke us please
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level 43
Nov 6, 2018
I quote - "I am a very stable genius", "I have the best words".
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level 76
Mar 28, 2019
Using a standard analysis of the president's vocabulary in speeches, and an impartial system developed for the military decades ago, it was determined that Donald Trump had about a 4th grade vocabulary, the lowest of any president in history.

People who are classified as mentally retarded often are able to function at up to a 6th grade level.
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level 28
Dec 30, 2017
3:43 REMANING my highscore so far
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level 84
Jan 2, 2018
I keep on missing Trump because the quiz won't accept "Moron" as an answer. Can this be corrected?
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level 32
Jan 7, 2018
I think it's a bit unfair to ask for 100% on this quiz for the history badge, makes it very US-centric and implies that all these presidents are super-important to world history, whereas for the other quizzes you don't ask 100%
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level 68
Jan 12, 2018
You mean they don't learn about Franklin Pierce in Australia or Europe?
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level 43
Jan 7, 2018
Think about it. California, New York, Texas, Michigan would have the most power due to their population. Give the little guys a say in the election process.
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level 44
Mar 29, 2018
Nobody lives there. By popular vote, they get a say. Their vote is equal to everyone else's.
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level 52
Aug 4, 2018
Those states don't even account for 30% of the total population of the country. That's significantly less than a majority, even if every single person in those states held exactly the same political beliefs.
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level 42
Jan 8, 2018
Why does the test say out of 44 when there are 45 answers?
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level 68
Jan 12, 2018
Grover Cleveland probably only counts as one, even though his terms were non-consecutive.
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level 28
Jan 11, 2018
beat it by getting all right with 3:53
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level 22
Jan 12, 2018
For all of you guys ranting on about the electoral college and how the election should be decided on the popular vote, there's a reason we have the electoral college. This reason is so other states with lower populations (ex: Wyoming, the Dakotas, Montana) can have a say in the voting. Our government is a republic, so everyone has a say. If the elections were decided on the popular vote, the election would be decided only in the states with a large population such as California, New York, Texas, and Florida. So that would basically ruin the point of our government and start a tyranny.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
Every ONE has a say? That doesn't make any sense when the ONEs from Wyoming have 3.6x the voting power as the ONEs from California. We've moved past the idea that the United States is a collection of states with competing interests. We're all one country. The only reason Republicans want to disenfranchise people so much or reduce their voting power is because they know that they can't possibly win if the will of the people was accurately represented. They NEED things like gerrymandering, illegal voter purging and voter registration restrictions, and the electoral college to hold on to power. If you're worried about tyranny look to those who represent a minority and are imposing their will on the majority, not the majority who have no power.
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level 67
Jan 15, 2018
If you think voting in the US is weird just see what voting in Australia is like ........ here it is
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level 56
Jun 17, 2018
Wow. 82 candidates!? AV has many other flaws but this was one I hadn't thought about before.
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level 44
Jan 15, 2018
There's a book called "Yo Millard Fillmore" that's an extended mnemonic for remembering all the presidents. I only remember parts of it, but I used it to help on this quiz. The only one I missed is...Millard Fillmore. *facepalm*
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level 25
Jan 16, 2018
I'm from Germany and got 15, I think I should start to learn more about american history (and the presidents are a great staring point, I guess).
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level 14
Jan 16, 2018
NEVER - Trump THE REST OF MURICAS LIFE - Me!
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level 21
Jan 19, 2018
I am so ashamed of myself. I'm taking american republic and i had to look into my history book. oh well
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level 48
Jan 22, 2018
As a very stable genius, I should have got 100%. The claim that I missed Rutherford B. Hayes is fake news.
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level 46
Jan 31, 2018
I'm from Finland and got 25 - I bet that no one of you Americans can name 25 Finnish presidents...don't worry, neither can I. Mainly because there has been only 12...
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level 28
Feb 1, 2018
NOW 3:54!
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level 62
Feb 17, 2018
Fun fact: Republicans have won the popular vote for President only once since 1992.
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level 76
Mar 1, 2018
Which is why the propaganda arm of the Republican party aka Fox News and conservative talk radio has made it a talking point (and thus got all their listeners repeating the same talking point) that the electoral college is somehow a vital protection against tyranny.
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level 68
Apr 26, 2018
The people that designed it thought so too.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2018
^ this is not accurate. Not in the way that the system currently works. I'd encourage you to actually look it up some place other than the Heritage Foundation and do some reading on the subject.
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level 68
Nov 6, 2018
I majored in this in college. It is you who needs better sources. For better or worse, the Founders were highly skeptical of simple majority rule because many of them were classicists and did not want us to end up as another Athens, where one demagogue could sway the masses and create a tyrannical majority of mob rule. I'm not saying they would have been happy with the results the Electoral College has given us, but it was their belief that by having specially chosen electors, they could insulate the government somewhat from a fickle, easily swayed populace. Problem is they underestimated how well the parties would learn to game the system.
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level 76
Dec 26, 2018
I need don't any better sources, dipstick. I know what you said. I also am talking about what the electoral college IS, not what it was envisioned to be. Since the electoral college does not function the way it was intended and almost all electors simply vote the way the popular vote in their state goes, the relevant part of it that we're left with is that states with smaller populations end up with disproportionately more voting power. This is not and never was intended to be a protection against tyranny or mob rule. This (the only relevant) part of the EC was meant as a compromise to get less populous states on board with the whole process. It is antiquated and unnecessary today.
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level 67
Feb 20, 2018
Try Governors who became Presidents ......here it is
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level 38
Mar 21, 2018
I fail to laud someone who is on his third wife as being the protector of "the nuclear family, or has "family values" sprouted a new definition?
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level 31
Mar 26, 2018
Can You Accept Barrack Obama?
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level 44
Mar 29, 2018
It's wrong, so hopefully not.
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level 49
May 9, 2018
To do this the quizmaster would basically have to figure out every possible misspelling of every president's name and make them all count. Let's make it simple and require the right spelling.
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level 27
Mar 30, 2018
Got 100% ! #HistoryMajor
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level 8
Apr 10, 2018
Great quiz
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level 60
Apr 26, 2018
I was sure there was an American president called Munro. Or possibly Monro. Should have thought to stick and E on the end....
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level 14
May 6, 2018
Know all presidents and from England
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level 25
May 24, 2019
Know all presidents and form North Korea
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level 67
Jun 6, 2018
Do you know your Presidents? try US President's Anagram quiz ....here it is
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level 34
Jun 9, 2018
21/44 and I'm from Hungary. Sorry guys but your antebellum presidents are totally unknown here - apart from Washington and Jefferson which I knew but the rest...
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level 76
Jun 15, 2018
Minus Polk the run of 8 presidents before Lincoln are also not well known amongst Americans. They were all forgettable. Most of them exercised little power (Congress was really in control of the country at the time). A few of them died a short while in to their terms in office. One was not even elected. And all are ranked among the worst presidents in US history, though Trump has got them beat in that category according to the latest polls.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2018
If you don't know Jackson, Madison, Monroe or Adams they are worth looking up even if you are not American.

There's an entertaining miniseries on John Adams that was produced by HBO a few years back. Worth a download.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2018
(the 7 or 8 presidents after Lincoln are also often ranked among the worst in history, though not as bad as the lot that came before- not a good time in Presidential history)
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level 68
Jul 6, 2018
Why do you say minus Polk?
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level 76
Oct 8, 2018
Because he's more noteworthy than the other 7.
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level 49
Jun 22, 2018
does it matter. regardless whoever is President. The job is not easy. The most important thing is Our Presidents in th epast and current and future will always be # 1 because we are The United States Of America.
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level 14
Jun 27, 2018
I love that I get to learn about the presidents, I love George Washington because wouldn't it be cool if you were the person to be the starter of the presidency. It would be cool if I were the first president!!
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level 49
Jul 5, 2018
This is an awesome quiz. I am in awe of the 45 men who listed as The President of The United States of America. We are the greatest country on this earth. Yes, we have our ups and downs and we are not perfect and we only make up 5 percent of the World's population; yet We are the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. All 45 men deserve our respect for the office and all 45 served. Thanks to all of Our Presidents.
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level 56
Jul 16, 2018
There have only been 44 of them.
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level 76
Jun 14, 2019
While it's true only 44 men have served as president, often people get confused because the current president is usually listed as the 45th. That's because Garfield, who served two non-consecutive terms, is listed as both POTUS # 22 and POTUS #24.
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level 56
Jul 5, 2019
While Garfield may have been president twice or even two presidents, he was certainly not two men.
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level 60
Jul 12, 2018
I wonder what accounts for the percentage difference between the two Roosevelts and the two Harrisons. The Bushes and Adams have the same percentage points, as one would expect.
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level 56
Jul 16, 2018
For the Roosevelts it will be people writing "FDR".
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level 68
Aug 22, 2018
And for the Harrisons, it's probably because the misspelling "Harison" works for William but not Benjamin.
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level 58
Jul 16, 2018
Accept "Putin" for "Trump"? :-)
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level 46
Oct 16, 2018
well played getting there before me
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level 43
Jul 16, 2018
44 Presidents is correct. Cleveland served two non consecutive terms.. 45 Administrations 44 Men. Excellent quiz. It got people to discuss the good and bad about America.
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level 20
Jul 17, 2018
Most of the streets in my neighborhood are named after presidents and I still can't remember all of them! I will keep trying though because I want to earn the beautiful USA badge.
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level 25
Jul 21, 2018
Got 100%. I knew that George H. W. Bush and George Bush were related, so I knew about two presidents that had the same name. Forgot that some of the presidents also had the same last name also.
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level 21
Jul 27, 2018
I can't help but forget Fillmore... maybe because I can't fill my head with more informations... ;)
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level 21
Jul 27, 2018
It's easy to remember every president : if you watch grey's anatomy you have Wilson and Pierce. Pretty Little Liars : Harding (Ian). Indiana Jones : Harrison and Ford. Garfield : Garfield. Imagine those characters together and you'll remember them
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level 17
Sep 19, 2018
finished with 1.50 left
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level 62
Oct 1, 2018
Trump 2017-2019
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level 67
Oct 22, 2018
Instead of Washington, could we have a picture of Franklin Pierce - because he is the only one I missed. 59% of my fellow quiztakers are in the same boat. :-)
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level 24
Nov 2, 2018
This quiz is really hard as a non-American
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level 68
Nov 6, 2018
Typing the most recent answer is really hard as an American...
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level 39
Nov 25, 2018
Who remembers the song from the Simpsons: "There's Taylor, there's Tyler, there's Fillmore and there's Hayes. There's William Henry Harrison: 'I died in thirty days!'" Also remembered Chester A. Arthur from Die Hard 3.
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level 57
Dec 1, 2018
George H.W. Bush: June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018. (94) He was a good president, an even better family man, and an amazing human being. May he rest in peace.
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level 62
Dec 12, 2018
Yes, despite his funneling of money to the contras in Nicaragua from illegal arms sales to Iran, the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme court, the blow up and utter destruction of the savings and loans, etc etc. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_scandals_in_the_United_States#George_H._W._Bush_administration_(1989%E2%80%931993) compared to Trump, anyone looks good.
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level 76
Dec 26, 2018
Pretty minor scandals and Bush was only vice president when Iran-Contra went down, though he did pardon most of the guilty parties later on. Clarence Thomas is way better than Brett Kavanaugh.
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level 68
Dec 29, 2018
Better than Brett Kavanaugh is a very, very low bar to clear.
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level 76
Dec 31, 2018
Perhaps. Still. Bush Sr. wasn't that bad. Especially if the appointment of Thomas to the Supreme Court was the worst thing he's done. Trump wishes the worst thing he'd done was appointing Brett Kavanaugh, but he currently touts it (probably rightly) as among his greatest achievements.
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level 25
Dec 18, 2018
i actually just forgot abe lincoln...
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level 49
Dec 21, 2018
Today as I'm reading these pro Trump comments, it struck me that they have not aged well at all. And as 2019 sets to begin, it's just going to get worse for him.
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level 76
Dec 26, 2018
They had already aged poorly a year before the inauguration. Trump has always been beyond horrible and if you can't see that something is wrong with you. This presidency has been every bit as bad as anyone paying attention could have predicted it would be.
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level 37
Apr 11, 2019
Yeah, how'd that work out? NO COLLUSION
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level 76
May 5, 2019
I've said this before: given the mental acumen of some posters on this site the rules against dirty words and ad hominem attacks are onerous and unfair.
The Mueller investigation created a legal framework whereby Mueller's team could find Trump either "not guilty" or "not not guilty." If you read the actual report they make it clear that they are finding Trump "not not guilty." The evidence is there, but they left it up to Congress to do anything about it. Also, Mueller makes it clear that since COLLUSION is not a legal term in the United States what was being investigated was criminal obstruction of justice and criminal conspiracy, things for which enormous amounts of evidence are detailed over the 400 pages, and part of why almost everyone in the Trump administration and campaign is currently either in jail, awaiting sentencing, making plea deals or under investigation.
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level 20
Dec 30, 2018
I forget JFK Lord forgive me...
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level 25
Jan 4, 2019
100% with 4:11 left!
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level 53
Jan 7, 2019
I got them all, from Washington to Obama!
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level 38
Jan 21, 2019
Unfortunately, ignoring Trump will NOT make him go away. Like it or not, he is now part of our history; an ignoble part to be sure, but a part of it nonetheless.
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level 37
Apr 11, 2019
Trump 2020
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level 76
May 6, 2019
stupid is as stupid does
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level 39
Jan 31, 2019
Quizmaster, the 2 Harrison's have different acceptance criteria. Can you please strandardise the acceptable spellings.
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level 38
Jan 31, 2019
I would like to debunk at least part of the theory behind the creation of the Electoral College, that among the reasons it was created was to guard against a demagogue successfully convincing the uneducated masses into voting for him. At the time of the creation of the EC, only (with very few exceptions in a few of the more progressive states), white male landowners were allowed to vote. While they may have been uneducated, they certainly were not part of the "masses".
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level 76
Feb 1, 2019
Tyranny of the majority

Read paragraph #2
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level 31
Feb 3, 2019
This was So Easy
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level 43
Feb 5, 2019
My friends asked me what I'd done over the weekend. Learnt all the US presidents in order. This is proof of what an incredibly boring life I lead. I'm sad now.
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level 28
Mar 5, 2019
And here I thought I was cool for doing so. Now we're both sad.
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level 31
Feb 6, 2019
Can't believe only 39% got Chester A Arthur, it's like the easiest one. Narly.
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level 31
Feb 20, 2019
taken this quiz 12+ times and every time always forget Garfield...
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level 28
Mar 5, 2019
Well, he hates Mondays.
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level 35
Mar 15, 2019
If anyone would like to practice Democratic-Republican presidents, try this.
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level 16
Mar 24, 2019
How did I get everyone except RICHARD NIXON and THOMAS JEFFERSON. Those are such weird ones to forget, my mind just blanked.
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level 54
Apr 30, 2019
Arthur is officially irrelevant
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level 76
May 6, 2019
No he's not. He's one of the 43 presidents we've had that were better than the current one.
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level 37
May 8, 2019
Yes, what a horrible President Mr. Trump is. Unemployment rates that we haven't seen in what, 40-50 years? Record high stocks. Strong economy. A President that actually got the closest to peace on the Korean peninsula. But hey! Let's get a good socialist person in office. "Free" college. More welfare dependants. You know, a person who supports outsourcing, then raises taxes on the working class to pay for all the people who want something for nothing. It's working well in Venezuela.
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level 79
May 11, 2019
...sigh...
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level 76
May 15, 2019
Why don't you become a presidential historian, jb? Then maybe you can convince all the others of what a terrific president Trump is. Right now I'm afraid it's just you and other people who have no clue what they're talking about.
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level 60
Jun 22, 2019
"you and other people who have no clue wat they're talking about"? anger much? pot calling kettle black. nothing jtb said wasn't true.
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level 79
Jun 23, 2019
Unemployment is low and stocks are high, but they've been respectively declining and rising ever since Obama took office back in 2009. You can't give credit to Trump for that. We may be getting close to peace in North Korea, but that was only after Trump threatened to destroy the country, and in their last meeting they failed to reach an agreement. Still got a long way to go...
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level 76
Jun 25, 2019
jtb's first sentence was spot-on I'll give him that. Any anger I feel is justified but I wasn't expressing it here and you're projecting.
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level 15
May 25, 2019
I forgot a lot of them I used to know them by heart but now my mind is blank.
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level 52
Jul 12, 2019
Whenever I take this quiz, I feel like I need to Fillmore gaps.
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level 70
Jul 27, 2019
Of the 144 questions on quizzes for the USA Badge you must get 143 correct. You're allowed to miss 1 President.
Everybody has that one they just refuse to acknowledge as existing as President, don't they?
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level 20
Jul 28, 2019
i beat 1.4 % quiz takers being from india good enough
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level 28
Aug 4, 2019
2:09 left B)
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level 15
Aug 5, 2019
Isn't it shameful that this quiz is needed for the History Badge!? USA is not the centre of the world! I would rather cite all the roman or chinese emperors...
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level ∞
Aug 5, 2019
I bet you couldn't even name a single Chinese emperor. I know I couldn't have until I started this site.
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level 27
Aug 6, 2019
done with 2:50 remaining :)