U.S. Presidents Quiz

Can you name all 45 people who have served as President of the United States?
Parties: Democratic, Republican, Whig, Democratic-Republican, Federalist, Independent
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedJanuary 21, 2013
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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 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 80
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 50
Nov 25, 2020
Ironhawk, take a look at how other democracies do it. They have not yet sunk into tyranny.......
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Level 29
Nov 27, 2020
The Electoral College was a compromise to give slaves states a way to tip the scales more in their favor. The Electoral College should have been abolished with slavery.
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Level 70
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 59
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 80
Sep 21, 2020
I could get behind the 6-week-long election season Australia has or whatever it is, I could have the time period wrong. Trump started his campaign to get reelected like the day after being sworn in, and most candidates for president in the USA start trying to generate buzz at least 3 or 4 years before the election and then start openly campaigning at least a year before. It's exhausting, even though you do have longer to vet and get to know everyone that is running.
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Level 45
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 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 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 70
Feb 20, 2018
Try Governors who became Presidents ......here it is
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Level 37
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 72
Dec 21, 2019
I fail to see how someone who cheated on wife #1 with wife #2, cheated on wife #2 with wife #3, and who cheated on wife #3 with multiple other women is someone Evangelicals say is a Christian and the guy before him, who has not cheated on his first wife, and who went to church most Sundays, was not. For the record, I also have the same complaints about Newt Gingrich but he, thankfully, is not the president.
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Level 40
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 50
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 80
Jan 26, 2020
If so you should also accept Baraka Obama
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Level 28
Jun 4, 2020
Or "Barraco Barner", remember that Tweet?
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Level 29
Nov 27, 2020
I'd be fine with this, so long as Bronco Bama is accepted. What can I say, the man owns it when he wears a cowboy hat.
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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 65
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 70
Jun 6, 2018
Do you know your Presidents? try US President's Anagram quiz ....here it is
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Level 43
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 80
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 80
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 80
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 67
Jul 6, 2018
Why do you say minus Polk?
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Level 80
Oct 8, 2018
Because he's more noteworthy than the other 7.
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Level 52
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 52
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 59
Jul 16, 2018
There have only been 44 of them.
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Level 80
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 59
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 66
Aug 26, 2019
Um, kalbahamut, don't you mean Grover Cleveland, not James Garfield? Remember that Garfield was assassinated after a couple hundred days in office.
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Level 80
Aug 29, 2019
yes, Cleveland. My mistake.
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2019
I'm still waiting for the 44th person to serve.
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2020
Any day now...
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Level 50
Nov 25, 2020
"Greatest country on earth." Wow, seriously, how much more egotistic can you get?
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Level 63
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 59
Jul 16, 2018
For the Roosevelts it will be people writing "FDR".
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Level 67
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 76
Aug 26, 2019
Possibly because they have different forenames too? So typing John Adams will still hit both, etc.
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Level 64
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 29
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 29
Nov 27, 2020
Pretend you're going to the dentist for a cavity. Pierce, Polk (pronounced "poke"), and Fill(more).
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Level 29
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 21
Sep 19, 2018
finished with 1.50 left
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Level 65
Oct 1, 2018
Trump 2017-2019
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Level 57
Sep 16, 2020
*2024
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2020
*2021
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Level 73
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 67
Nov 6, 2018
Typing the most recent answer is really hard as an American...
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Level 57
Sep 16, 2020
What? "T-R-U-M-P" is pretty easy to type and remember
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2020
And yet, REALLY hard to type. Kinda like knowing you've got cancer, and having to type the answer to "How are you going to die?"
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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 78
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 65
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 80
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 67
Dec 29, 2018
Better than Brett Kavanaugh is a very, very low bar to clear.
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Level 80
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 72
Dec 21, 2019
From what I gathered during Mr. Kavanaugh's confirmation, he has cleared (out) many bars since he really, really likes beer.
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Level 80
Sep 21, 2020
He likes beer. He liked beer. He still likes beer. Do you like beer? What do you drink?
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Level 26
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 43
Apr 11, 2019
Yeah, how'd that work out? NO COLLUSION
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Level 80
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 80
Aug 28, 2020
To add to all of the above, which was bad enough, the Republican-controlled Senate recently released its own findings that Russia did indeed interfere in the 2016 election, that there was indeed contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians, that Russia was aiming to help Trump get elected, that the Trump campaign welcomed this help, that multiple members of the administration coordinated with Russian intelligence, that multiple crimes were committed, and that FBI investigations into these crimes was entirely warranted. This is from the Republican-led Senate, and a Republican-led committee.
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Level 21
Dec 30, 2018
I forget JFK

Lord forgive me...

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Level 28
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 37
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 43
Apr 11, 2019
Trump 2020
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Level 80
May 6, 2019
stupid is as stupid does
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Level 86
Jun 30, 2020
Trump 2016-2020. Fixed it for you.
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Level 80
Sep 11, 2020
Neil, don't be so sure. Get out and vote. Better yet, buy a school bus and drive people to the polls. But don't vote twice like Trump suggested. That's a felony.
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Level 38
Jan 31, 2019
Quizmaster, the 2 Harrison's have different acceptance criteria.

Can you please strandardise the acceptable spellings.

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Level 37
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 80
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 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 34
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 66
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 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 56
Jul 12, 2019
Whenever I take this quiz, I feel like I need to Fillmore gaps.
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Level 66
Aug 22, 2019
(Laughing so hard)
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Level 81
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 25
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 80
Sep 29, 2019
I can name several, but not all of them.
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2019
Neither are Rome and China the centers of the world (despite the latter's claim). However, Rome and China were the world's most powerful empires in their prime, and the United States still is.
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Level 50
Jan 23, 2020
I don't object to having it required for the badge, but I do object to needing every single answer. Most of these presidents were not massively relevant to world history.
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Level 30
Aug 6, 2019
done with 2:50 remaining :)
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Level 59
Aug 21, 2019
I like to take this quiz every so often. But it still fills me with disgust that I have to type Trump's name in this company.
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Level 48
Sep 16, 2019
I purposely leave his name blank. It lowers his overall recognizability rank under Obama, which, if he knew about, I'm sure would drive him nuts.
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Level 49
Sep 8, 2019
can you accept buren for martin van buren
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Level 80
Sep 29, 2019
Trump should have been removed from office two years ago, and I think it's impossible, from an ethical standpoint, to not impeach him now as, if his behavior in office is not worthy of impeachment, then honestly what would be? ...at the same time this late in to his first term and I think the Democrats might actually be better off just running out the clock. Trump in 2020 will be easier to beat than Mike Pence or anyone else the Republicans run. I used to say that Trump was the only candidate they could have run that could lose to Hillary Clinton, if not for the fact that Hillary Clinton was the only candidate the Dems could run that could lose to Trump.

Politics aside, though, he should be removed as soon as possible. No telling what damage he could do with even one more year in office. It's already going to take generations to repair what's been done.

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Level 83
Sep 30, 2019
Hopefully we'll actually get somewhere with the inquiry Nancy Pelosi initiated recently. Though like you said, he should have been impeached a long time ago.
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2019
Trump will be hard to beat if the Democrats do the same mistake as in 2016, which was electing a candidate that only appeals to the core voters. Biden might even drive away some of those.
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Level 80
Dec 21, 2019
I think that you're right that it would be a mistake to pick Biden over some of the other candidates that will more energize and excite the Democratic base. But at the same time, I think Biden would crush Trump in the general election in 2020 all the same. He and Clinton might have similar policy ideas, but he is a much less flawed and polarizing candidate.

P.S. I think Warren and Sanders would crush Trump in a general election, as well.

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Level 74
Dec 22, 2019
I'm going out on a limb as someone from far away. But if I had to bet, I'd say that Trump will crush Biden and that he has decent chances to defeat even Warren. His base of fans is in the minority relative to the total population, but they will all be there on Election Day. What's needed to counter that is a radical shift - not just in policies, but even more so in strategy and rhetoric. It will be interesting to go back to this in one year's time.
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Level 80
Dec 23, 2019
I think and hope sincerely that you are wrong. I don't think that I am being naive or out-of-touch. Back in 2015 I was one of the few who was doubtful about Hillary's chances vs Trump. You are right that the minority of people in the US who are big Trump fans are loyal to a fault- how they remain so completely oblivious to *any* factual information is beyond me- but I also think that they will not be as passionate to get to the polls in 2020. A lot of Trump voters were going to vote because they despised Hillary Clinton. Right wing media had been painting her as the antichrist since the 1990s. People, like my dad, had a visceral reaction just to hearing her name or seeing her face. They were voting against Hillary often more than they were voting for Trump. Nobody hates Joe Biden that much. And the fact that Trump has been a complete and total disaster as president might encourage some small percentage of them to just stay home. Even a small number would have cost him 2016.
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2019
I hope you're right, kal, but I doubt it. I think the people who voted for Trump the first time have spent all their mental energy since trying to defend their decision, and they've dug their heels in so deep that there is no convincing them otherwise. A lot of them will vote for him against just to "stick it to the liberals." I think Warren has the best skill set to beat him, but there is too much misogyny in this country for her to get enough votes. I like Biden, but his campaign has been pretty bad (although Trump's was worse and it didn't stop him). Biden seems slow and anemic these days. Bernie can match Trump's charisma, and he's only about a billion times smarter and more authentic. But his age is a concern. Nonetheless, I think, all things considered, Bernie is the surest best to beat Trump. Biden is second, in my view.
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Level 80
Jan 26, 2020
I don't understand why people believe that a woman can't get enough votes to be president. That's absurd. Hillary Clinton already got more votes than Trump in 2016, and she's awful. Run a *good* female candidate for president, in either party, and she could coast to victory.
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Level 62
Feb 20, 2020
I actually think that Trump will be difficult to beat--not impossible, but he's had a streak of good luck in the past few weeks that's entrenched him in power, including his acquittal in the impeachment trial, his rising approval numbers, and the success of the economy (although this is unpredictable and could change in a moment). The Democrats are also completely disorganized right now with the Iowa debacle and a still very divided field.

I'm still hopeful that America will come to reject him this year, but the economy often plays a major role in elections and that alone might be enough for him to win a second term.

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Level 80
Apr 17, 2020
I wish they would institute mandatory IQ minimums for certain things. Minimum to serve as president should be about 140-150. Minimum to serve on the Supreme Court should be at least 130. Minimum to serve in Congress should be around 115. Minimum to vote should be 105, and you should have to pass a basic test on current events, history, sound epistemology, and rudimentary science. This would solve the Trump problem immediately as his IQ can't possibly be above 85.
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Level 74
May 23, 2020
Sure, what could go wrong if we quantify an ambiguous and multi-layered property and strip people of their fundamental rights based on the results? Hope your comment was a joke.
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Level 80
May 29, 2020
Not joking in the slightest. The bad memory of Jim Crow and literacy tests does not make it a bad idea. And in response to "what could go wrong?", I counter with the presidential election of 2016. What HAS gone wrong is far more terrible than your hypothetical what could. The system is catastrophically broken and needs to be fixed. Nobody as dumb as Trump should ever be allowed to hold office. Nobody dumb enough to vote for Trump should ever be allowed to vote. I'm sorry if this offends those of you who fetishize democracy. Worrying about the damage that selective suffrage and office eligibility could do to democracy when we're living through the damage that indiscriminate suffrage and a mentally unfit president has done is like arguing that we shouldn't confiscate a hand grenade from a crowded pre-school classroom on the principle that it's too dangerous to not trust all those in attendance to act responsibly. After it's already gone off.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2020
If such a test were required to vote or serve in office, who would you trust to design and administer the test? Anyone with the power to design and require such a test would absolutely design it in such a way as to favor their own agenda. It'd be nice if idiots or people unable to pass a civics test didn't vote, but as soon as you try to actively stop them from doing so, those in power will game the criteria to their own advantage.
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2020
kenpo: some non-partisan group staffed by credentialed psychologists, historians, and law professors, chosen by their peers, not political appointees.
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
I'm not a democracy fetishist who believes in the wisdom of the masses. But I agree with the old Churchill quote that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the other ones. One reason is the limitation and fluctuation of power, and another one is representation. With IQ limits you'd strip the poor and most minorities of their most meaningful way to influence politics. Inequality in the US and, to an extent, European countries is already a problem but it's nothing to what would happen with your proposal. The winner of the next election might be a reasonable social-liberal candidate but in the long run there would be no incentive to take the lower classes into consideration. Which also means worse education for them (than now already), probably worse protection by the law, social stigma, worse opportunities to make your way up. And on the other side, those lower classes would have less incentive to care about politics or really the world around them...
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
Why learn anything about these things without even the illusion that you have a say in them? All in all, you'd breed an idiot class. When workers and former slaves demanded suffrage in previous centuries, conservatives said they were too uneducated and didn't know what was best for them or their country. Luckily, this shortsightedness did not prevail. The answer is to provide education and a social perspective for as large a share of the population as possible. De-suffrage is not a counteraction against throwback developments; it's the next big step. And by the way, the outcome of the IQ limits may lead to a (very) short-term success of progressive platforms nationwide (talking about the US), but it's different in Alabama. Segregation reloaded.
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Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
And while Trump's atrociousness shouldn't be underestimated, you're giving too much eminence to one single person. I'd rather live under president Trump or PM Johnson than under president Jefferson or PM Disraeli. Not taking into account technical progress and the like, of course. By trying to get rid of the consequences of populism, you throw the baby out of the water.
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Level 80
Oct 9, 2020
You think poor people only have low IQs? Or minorities? I don't think that's accurate.

Even if that were true... dumb poor people are easily convinced en masse to vote against their own interests. I mean, some poor out-of-work red stater being convinced that a born-wealthy New York trust fund narcissist is somehow their guy and going to stick up for them, when he truly couldn't care less, is a good example of this. It might actually be for their own good that stupid people lose the right to vote. You think that if people who were engaged, informed, who had the capacity to understand what was going on in the world.. that would lead to greater inequality? Based on what?? In theory giving everyone the vote gives politicians reason to consider everyone's needs... but again I would point to reality... what does this actually produce in practice? It certainly does not lead to one party giving a crap about the needs of the poor or minorities.

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Level 80
Oct 9, 2020
It only leads to them spending large amounts of money to DUPE those people into thinking that they care about their interests, while behind their backs they work to disenfranchise and marginalize those voters as much as they can, betray their promises to help any of these people, and make more money for themselves. All the while, the stupids are still enthusiastically fighting for their right to get fleeced and screwed over. This system is not working.

And did you honestly just say that you'd rather have Trump as president than Thomas Jefferson? Was that a typo or are you serious? I suspect you might be one of the people not following what's going on.

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Level 74
Oct 10, 2020
kal, your comments betray a lack of comprehension that is usually found in the idiots you like to quarrel with. Disappointing. You misunderstand or ignore just about every point I raised. I don't feel like explaining them right now, maybe some time later. Only that much about the last one: I would rather live in the United States in 2020 under bad president Trump than in the United States in 1805 under good president Jefferson. A country and its political system depend on more than one politician, even if it's an exceptionally capable/moronic leader. That was the entire point.
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2020
I'd also prefer living in the USA of today over the United States of 1800. But... the United States of 2015? That was a hell of a lot better.... does that even need to be said? I mean even ignoring the sinking feeling of disgust and dread that one feels in their gut every time they remember who is in the White House, which could be dismissed as political bias. 210k dead and rising. A pandemic that could not have been handled worse if the government actively tried (and in many ways they did actively make it worse). Distance learning for all our kids. Movies and concerts canceled. Restaurants shuttered. Small businesses going bust. The economy in the crapper. Immigrant families destroyed. Rioting in the streets. Vital allliances broken. The world less secure. Political division and hatred at (recent) record levels, as well as disinformation. The farm belt ravaged and may not recover. Our democratic institutions under threat. Government in shambles. All directly the fault of one man.
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2020
and I responded to the rest of what you wrote but this comment was deleted for no discernible reason. In short, if you make points clearly and well, they will be understood. There is no problem with my comprehension.
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Level 74
Nov 2, 2020
The sad reality you point to was at least in parts caused by undermining democratic processes. Your idea is to go further down that road. Make the popular vote count directly, stop disenfranchisement practices, reform the appointment of judges, make election day a public holiday, effectively limit campaign donations, or if you really blame the mental state of voters, make colleges affordable - I'd rather try some of these things. Do you have any data for your claim that Trump voters have lower IQs that is more solid than on my theory on minorities (which was absolutely NOT that only minorities have low IQs)? This article tends to support both arguments but it's very sketchy. Whatever the initial distribution, you didn't even deny my prediction that those excluded from voting would be outcasts. You only say that it can't get much worse right? And I think you are completely wrong there.
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Level 74
Nov 2, 2020
"In theory giving everyone the vote gives politicians reason to consider everyone's needs... but again I would point to reality... what does this actually produce in practice? It certainly does not lead to one party giving a crap about the needs of the poor or minorities." Politicians do give a crap about being elected. They may manipulate their votership and shit on them but as of now there is a limit. Without any incentive to cater to them whatsoever, what is holding back politicians to say, turn people excluded from voting into serfs? Sounds crazy, but your idea is that of a major throwback unprecedented in modern western countries as far as I know, and we can expect extreme results. With a historical knowledge as rich as yours, you should know that the current state of the poor in the US does not by far constitute rock bottom. Also, if you look at my country, politicians here give way more crap about the poor than they do in the United States. And incidentally, we have no
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Level 74
Nov 2, 2020
disenfranchisement, the appointment of judges is not as politically charged, voting is easy, what constitutes a donation scandal here would be considered trivial in the US (quote from a documentary I've recently seen), good education is much cheaper and gerrrymandering exists but not to the same extent I think. Besides other factors, there is enough pressures on the government to warrant comparatively generous benefits and workers' rights. Create a class of people who can't put that pressure on politicians and we can talk about rock bottom.

As for Trump, you don't need to convince me of his ignorance, incompetence, total lack of values and integrity, etc. Covid has certainly strengthened your point of his disastrous influence as an individual, although I am not sure how much can be blamed on the president and how much on a country that bets on risk more than on a social safety net, and where health care is rather hard to access for the poor. But the fact that America is a

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Level 74
Nov 2, 2020
deeply divided and unequal country was already true in 2015 and will be true if Biden gets elected. In an effort to erase one individual at the top, we should be careful not to change the larger system in a way that the whole situation becomes even worse. I do concede though that the differentiation between man and system is moot if Trump summons his militias and declares himself dictator or something like that.
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
Unrelated to where this discussion went, I've become more optimistic that Biden wins by now.
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2020
Regardless of whether it was particularly Trump's fault, I think covid-19 and the response to it were the biggest factors in Trump's (very likely as of now) loss. If it hadn't happened he would probably have won four more years in office.
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Level 74
Nov 7, 2020
You may well be right. He could also have used covid as a chance to unite the country and even win over some opponents. Other world leaders who imposed more resolute measures had their approval ratings soar. It is satisfying to see his mistakes get back at him at last.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
Making colleges affordable would not fix the issue that people are stupid and easily influenced by both propagandistic media and demagogues like Trump. There were 70 MILLION people in the United States who voted for Trump this year. Yes, Biden won. And yes, without voter suppression efforts, he would have won by more. But it still would have been uncomfortably close and this election and the last shines a one million megawatt spotlight on the fact that I'm right and democracy is an extremely flawed system. If voting were limited to people who were intelligent and informed we would not be wasting billions of dollars trying to convince people who believe in Pizzagate and that Biden is a secret Communist that maybe having a reality TV star as president is not a great idea. And if candidates were limited by IQ then Trump would never have been allowed to run in the first place, as he should not have been. His mental deficiencies SHOULD be disqualifying.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
I never claimed that Trump voters have lower IQs. And about minorities my guess is that you are aware of some studies suggesting that African Americans have lower IQs than "Whites" or "Asians," you were thinking that my suggestion would disenfranchise them disproportionately, but you were uncomfortable just coming out and saying this and made even more uncomfortable when I pointed out that that's probably what you meant. There are stupid "white" people and stupid "black" people, stupid Republicans and stupid Democrats, I don't particularly want to trust the fate of the world to any of these people. A fetishistic irrational belief in the virtue of democracy does not make any of these people any more qualified to make decisions that will have global ramifications and impact the lives of billions of people. Believing that they should is simply madness. And no I did not argue that "it can't get much worse".. my suggestion would be substantially better.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
The disastrous outcome of the 2016 election was simply proof that anyone's belief in the value of democracy is completely misplaced. As is a belief that this protects the interests of minorities.

"they may manipulate votership.. but as of now there is a limit" ... No there is not. Donald Trump was actively murdering his own voters in the last weeks of his campaign. His superspreader rallies directly killed at least 700 people. He murdered Hermann Cain. He announced to a group of retiree voters in Florida that because coronavirus doesn't kill young people it affects "virtually nobody." And he did all of this trusting that these people would be stupid enough to vote for him anyway. As he said, he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and he still would not lose any votes. And he's right. There is no bottom to this behavior. We have seen, over and over again, that there is no bottom. As long as dumb people are being brainwashed by Fox News etc, the people in power can do literally

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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
anything they want and there are zero consequences. Your belief that their actions matter is hopelessly naive. Trump's approval ratings stayed constant throughout his entire presidency. Through all the openly criminal and corrupt activity, through all the people he killed, through kids in cages, through George Floyd, through impeachment, through Helsinki, through Charlottesville, they barely budged at all. And this is because the corrupt have perfected the system for abusing democracy. They've found the chinks in the armor. When we had 2 or 3 channels that gave the news in a factual non-partisan manner, then, yes, actions mattered. But we are living in a post-fact world. And the weakness of democracy, which is that the people voting are by and large complete idiots, has been discovered. And they're now being manipulated into voting against their own interests 70 million+ times in a year where their very lives could depend upon it.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
The system is broken. Democracy and universal suffrage is not the god-send be-all end-all that we were told it was in elementary school. Any system that elects Donald Trump to office once, and nearly twice, is just as bad as any other government system that has ever been tried before in history. What I'm proposing absolutely would be better, and has never been tried.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
Also it looks like Mitch McConnell and Republicans are going to hold on to the Senate this year. In spite of doing absolutely everything they possibly could over the last 4 years to show that they don't serve the interests of anyone other than themselves. And in spite of Congressional approval ratings being in the toilet as they are every year. Democracy fails again.
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
Anyway, again, if people like Donald Trump, who are clearly mentally deficient, suffering from multiple dangerous personality disorders, who would never be granted security clearance, and whose only qualification for being president was that they were born rich and were on a reality TV series were disqualified from running for president, yes, that would be better. There is no downside to this.

And if the electorate consisted of intelligent, well-informed, educated people who were able to discern the difference between fact and unfounded conspiracy theory, who were capable of critical thinking and abstract thought, and capable of considering bigger issues than whether or not Joe Biden is part of the Satanic child-eating cabal that runs Hollywood, that would also be a good thing. And of course this group of voters would include people of all "racial" backgrounds, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all genders, et cetera.

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Level 50
Nov 13, 2020
Kal, someone sounds extremely salty that Trump won. Deal with it. He won, whether you like it or not, and calling all of his supporters stupid or uninformed is no way to show you’re better.
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
There is a difference between being "salty" and being concerned that the country and the world will fare much worse under a president. I suppose you are one of those people who only care about winning and can't see that difference, Asterlan. kal - I read your posts again and found you didn't directly make the link between voter IQ and Trump being elected. Sorry for misunderstanding. I have qualms about voter thresholds for presidential candidates since not even the best scientists can claim absolute objectivity and all tests differ depending on their methodology, but I'm not totally against the idea either. An average desired result might at least weed out dangerous imbeciles. One last thing about IQ - I assume (with good reason) that better education raises IQs. I also assume that black and poor kids in the US on average, get below-average education. I did not imply that black or poor people were more stupid, in case that is what you read out of my comment.
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
The fact that democracy is potentially dangerous as it can be exploited by demagogues is as old as democracy itself. It has also been proven several times in history, and of course the most famous example is Hitler. But my country has learned from the mistakes that lead to his rise and has been doing exceptionally well. In recent years Germany has both enjoyed a better-working and truer democarcy as well as more stable leadership, and I think that's no coincidence. It makes me wonder though whether less democracy on a world-wide scale is a natural historical development, as there are more crises, more complex problems, perhaps a huge shift in the way our societies are structured (due to digitalization and climate change) and we already see more authoritarian figures rise. There is also the idea to use a basic universal income to 'pacify' the middle and lower classes and keep them from becoming desperate enough to vote for demagogues. I'd rather set pin my hopes on solutions that are as
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2020
emancipatory as possible. But we can't look into the future. I'll leave it at that.
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2020
"No telling what damage he could do with even one more year in office." Knowing now and with the ability to go back in time, do you think any of the senators who voted not to convict would change their vote? Sadly, I don't think they would.
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2020
Maybe one or two? I think that if all of them voted for what they knew was right or good for the country, then it would be been about 82-18 for removal if he were impeached after the Mueller Report dropped, perhaps 92-8 after the "perfect call" with Ukraine, and maybe 98-2 with foreknowledge of the catastrophic pandemic response. I don't know. I might be giving some senators too much credit. But of course there was exactly one Republican senator that voted for what he thought was the right thing to do. The rest, often after admitting openly that this is what they were doing, voted to keep their jobs, country and rule of law be damned.
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Level 56
Nov 5, 2019
I just came here for the comments!
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Level 56
Nov 7, 2019
Why is this quiz included in the history badge? Non-American users who are interested in general history as a subject matter cannot be expected to be experts on American presidents. Plus, this quiz is already in the USA badge, so I would request you to remove this quiz from the history badge. Thanks!
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Level 80
Dec 11, 2019
somewhat reasonable suggestion
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Level 50
Jan 23, 2020
Or have a lesser number of answers required, but keep it in, would also be fine.
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Level 30
Nov 14, 2019
If you'd like to check out my quiz about US currency, specifically who is featured on each denomination, that would be awesome! You can find it here If you like it, please rate and nominate so more people can experience it! Thank you :)
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Level 27
Nov 14, 2019
Finally made it after a couple of attempts. I'm from France so it was quite hard as i only knew a few of them. ;)
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Level 72
Dec 20, 2019
Its 44 people who have been president, not 45. Good quiz.
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2019
Finally Fillmore
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2019
Everyone talks about the Electoral College (rightly so), but what about the fact that elections take place on a working day, and that voting is a complicated hassle compared to other countries? Average Joe thinks twice before going to vote. And if he does, he's drawn in by a hype around a charismatic, larger-than-life candidate. This was the case with Obama, and now with Trump.
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Level 80
Dec 21, 2019
Republicans seem to oppose anything that makes voting easier, though in this case I'm not sure if it really advantages them or not as more and more working class voters vote Republican. It would make a lot of sense to make it a national holiday.
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2019
Everyone I know agrees with you. Election Day should be a holiday. It's the government, not the people, keeping that from happening.
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Level 32
Nov 24, 2020
It’s a proposal they call “Election Security”. I dont see how it has made elections any more secure.

But what the Trump Administration has been doing is absurd. He claims that even if they find one or two illegal ballots, the state should flip to him(this exists in biden states only).

He claims that the democrats stole the election, but I’m seeing more and more republicans committing voter fraud(I’m not trying to imply all republicans are bad).

Did you hear about the 33rd Senate Seat in Florida? The tight battle was won by the republicans by just 32 votes. 32 votes. However, it turned out a republican registered himself as a third party liberal, to draw away votes from the democrat.

There were also instances of republicans in michigan telling people it was okay to vote on the 4th of November .

If Voter Fraud exists(and if it does, I’m sure both parties do it), it needs to be tackled. But whats happening now is horrible to democracy.

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Level 62
Dec 21, 2019
I was astonished by the periodic table one but how was THIS not featured yet?
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2019
It was featured before several times. Quizmaster sometimes recycles popular quizzes.
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Level 67
Mar 6, 2020
Expect this to be featured again either after the election in November, or more likely after the inauguration next January.
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Level 44
Jan 3, 2020
Damn you James Garfield
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Level 41
Jan 23, 2020
Anyone remember the animaniacs song
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Level 31
Jan 24, 2020
2016: Trump

2020: Reese's commercial guy

REESES GUY 4 PRESIDENT!!

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Level 56
Mar 14, 2020
As a Dutch person I would like to intervene with the heated discussion that has taken place in this comment section.

Whether you like it or not I do not see Trump's presidency as a failure. The economy has grown a lot under Trump's presidency (The market crash happend because of Covid19 and Saudi Russian oil crisis), very low unemployment rate, removing troops from the Middle-East, not started any war , solving migration problems, crime rates have decreased and many more positive things. I think that Trump is doing good. The problem I see with politics in the US is that both the Republican party as the Democratic party are corrupt and rotten to the core and that the people of the US should see this to and just ditch both. Also the electoral college is vastly outdated and should be abolished to remove the now present two party system. This system should just be replaced by a popular vote system so that one party cannot have so easily a majority. 1/2

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Level 56
Mar 14, 2020
The presidential seat has to much power and it should be stripped of some so the importance of the election should be focussed on the House and Senate wich should be far more important factors in US-politics. But propably this will never happen because of the ignorance of both the Republican and Democratic parties. The people can change it but they wont because they will always say: "It will not work" or "Than the other party will win easliy." But change never came falling out of the air. It has always been a struggle so if you want to change US politics than you have to struggle for it.

That is what I wanted to say about. 2/2

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Level 80
May 29, 2020
power has shifted back and forth between Congress and the Executive branch over the decades. Trump and his dog Barr, with the help of his servile, self-neutering allies in Congress, have pushed presidential overreach to unprecedented levels, though, in their vision of the Imperial Presidency and unchecked executive power. The last president to try and grab this much power was probably Lincoln; difference being Lincoln did it in an effort to save the country, not destroy it.
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Level 62
Nov 9, 2020
FDR was also pretty powerful, but like Lincoln he was also trying to save the country. Trump doesn't deserve to be compared to the 2 best Presidents in history.
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Level 80
Mar 14, 2020
If comments are spaced 2 months apart can a discussion really be called "heated?" Also, your perspective on Trump and the US presidency is even less accurate than your choice of adjectives to describe the comments section here.
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2020
The comments about Trump are inaccurate (to me it's particularly sad that "not starting a war" is somehow an achievement? Is it not just something you would expect as the norm?), but I do agree with your points about changes the American system needs.
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2020
I typed in LBJ to save time, just to find out at the end there's another president called Johnson, and I just lost out on a free answer.
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2020
Coronavirus 2020
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Level 50
Apr 7, 2020
I've taken this quiz 3 times since it came out and never remember Chester Arthur. Poor Chester
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Level 43
Apr 18, 2020
Urge you to rethink the necessity of country-specific quizzes for a welcome badge.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2020
it's one of the most popular quizzes on the site, and the minimum scores for the welcome badge are pretty low.
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Level 32
Apr 19, 2020
today i learned how dumb i am
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
words the sitting president will never be self-reflective enough to utter.
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Level 45
Jul 17, 2020
Hoes mad
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2020
Gardening tools? What are they mad about? Or are you referring to the ladies that Trump's grandfather made his fortune employing?
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Level 80
Nov 8, 2020
Good thing Trump and all the Trump supporters accusing Democrats of being salty and sore losers for the past 4 years are taking the election result this year so well and with such grace and dignity.
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Level 50
Nov 13, 2020
Democrats were salty and sore losers, claiming fraud and “Russian collusion” even though they just lost. I expect the same end outcome will happen with Trump’s “evidence” of voter fraud.
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Level 45
Apr 22, 2020
Here's one way to remember, think of one important aspect of the president. For example, Taylor died because he ate too many cherries. Taft had to have a special bathtub built for him because he was just too fat. Presidents Fillmore, Buchanan, and Pierce refused the offer to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Level 28
Apr 30, 2020
Got them all...

I've been reading all the comments, and I really don't get how a US presidents quiz turned into a battleground between people who support Trump and people who oppose him

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Level 67
May 21, 2020
He's the current POTUS, and lots of people feel strongly enough about him that they feel compelled to give their opinion whenever he is mentioned. Then people feed off each other's opinions and before you know it there's a heated argument.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
Trump is a US president. Not that complicated.
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Level 21
May 15, 2020
as an ignorant european, i only managed to get around 20, and i am pretty proud of myself :)
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Level 83
Jun 3, 2020
You know it’s quite astounding. I already had a low opinion of Trump long before he even took office. But every day since his inauguration has been absolutely worse than the last. He somehow keeps sinking lower and lower and each time I keep thinking that this is it. This is the lowest he’s ever gone. But no, he keeps sinking lower. And at this point the Republicans are no better. I’ve lost all respect for them at this point. And if Trump gets re-elected, then it’s a guarantee they’ll never get my vote ever again.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2020
Read the recent editorial by noted Conservative thinker George F Will. Trump has no such thing as rock bottom.
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Level 80
Sep 24, 2020
Today he announced his plan to try and throw out the ballots and have a peaceful continuation of power, in other words, just cancel the election. The It Could Happen Here podcast playing out in real time before our eyes...
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Level 31
Jun 19, 2020
26 for a middle englander, i'll take that
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Level 49
Jul 6, 2020
100% I know my presidents well!
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Level 88
Sep 3, 2020
Is there a reason that "Harison" is accepted for William, but not for Benjamin? "Harrison" works for both.
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Level 85
Oct 5, 2020
Can you please add Drumpf and Orange Clown as acceptable type-ins for #45?
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Level 43
Oct 18, 2020
Got 23, did better than I thought as a Canadian
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Level 21
Oct 29, 2020
Hmmm, if you include Jimmy Carter, the USA has had 6 presidents with a first name of James.

Scotland had 6 King James, England only 2 (James the 1st being James VI of Scotland). Neither nation recognises the legitimacy of King LeBron James, although oddly the USA, on paper a monarchy-free republic, does.

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Level 38
Oct 30, 2020
This is completely random but I was trying to go through this quiz using both first and last names, and I noticed that donald j trump wasn't accepted, could you change that?
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2020
It seems like presidents' middle initials and middle names are accepted rather inconsistently. Richard M. Nixon is not accepted, but Dwight D. Eisenhower is. William Jefferson Clinton is accepted, but Barack Hussein Obama is not. It seems to me like the best fix is "don't make more work for yourself by entering unnecessary initials" but I can also see an argument that the quiz should be consistent on this.
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Level 80
Nov 6, 2020
Save time for both yourself and the quiz authors and just type in last names.
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2020
I mean, if you want to do the two Harrisons, the two Johnsons, the two Adamses, and the two Bushes separately then fine, add first names and middle initials where necessary. But I agree, putting unnecessary middle initials is pointless. It is a bit weird how inconsistent the type-ins are with middle names, but it doesn't bother me really.
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Level 54
Nov 6, 2020
Time to add Biden ;)
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Level 83
Nov 6, 2020
They’ll have to wait until official confirmation, but as of right now, it’s looking really good for him.
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Level 38
Nov 7, 2020
Don't forget Biden now!!!
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Level 38
Nov 7, 2020
He has won!
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Level 52
Nov 7, 2020
Time to update I guess :)
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Level 49
Nov 7, 2020
Put Biden on here already!
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Level 74
Nov 7, 2020
Not yet inaugurated, not even officially elected.
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Level 32
Nov 7, 2020
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has officially been declared the 46trh president
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2020
Well not officially, though to be consistent with when Trump was added he should probably be added now.
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2020
I caved in 2016 and updated the quiz prematurely to avoid comments like these. I won't be doing it in 2020.
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Level 30
Nov 7, 2020
jeo biden
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Level 23
Nov 7, 2020
And now were about to see Biden added to the list.
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Level 77
Nov 7, 2020
Well Trump was also added as soon as the victory was called, but I don't really like it. Biden is the oldest president-elect, someone better at statistics than me can calculate what are the chances of him dying in the next 74 days.
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Level 83
Nov 7, 2020
Probably the same chances as Trump when he was elected. Actually maybe better than that because even though Biden’s older, he’s also much more healthy.
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Level 77
Nov 7, 2020
true
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Level 49
Nov 7, 2020
He isn't morbidly obese and didn't contract COVID-19 once.
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Level 80
Nov 7, 2020
mentally and physically
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Level 50
Nov 13, 2020
Not sure about mentally, definitely physically though.
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2020
I caved in 2016 and updated the quiz prematurely to avoid comments like these. I won't be doing it in 2020.
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2020
The chances of Biden dying are quite low, but not insignificant. According to this actuarial table a 78 year old man has about a 5.3% chance of dying annually, so about 1% chance between now and inauguration day. I would say that's a fair estimate for Biden's odds. On one hand, he has no major health problems. But he is also going to be taking over the most stressful job on the planet at an age when most people are enjoying their retirement.
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Level 77
Nov 8, 2020
Ok, that's quite good, but yeah, many things can happen inbetween to him or to Trump, some more some less likely. The fact remains that Biden is only a president with an asterisk so far.
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2020
It's also technically possible that Trump could leave office before January and Pence could be president for a month or two before Biden.
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Level 43
Nov 12, 2020
Yeah, I never realized that...
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Level 76
Nov 7, 2020
Impatiently hitting refresh over and over, waiting to redo this quiz.....
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2020
Well, come back in January.
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Level 49
Nov 9, 2020
Even though you put Donald Trump in this quiz in 2016...
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Level 83
Nov 9, 2020
Did you miss the two comments where QM said he won't be making that same mistake this time?
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Level 38
Nov 8, 2020
Excuse me Quizmaster, but it's 2020 and Joe Biden just became president. Please add him in.
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Level 38
Nov 8, 2020
Please?
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Level ∞
Nov 8, 2020
You do realize that Biden doesn't take office until January 2021 right?
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Level 80
Nov 8, 2020
though he's already doing more presidential things than Trump is. For example meeting with scientists and epidemiologists to come up with a plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic - something that Trump hasn't even pretended to do in months.
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Level 56
Nov 12, 2020
The electoral college has not yet voted so no he is not yet president-elect if he ever will be.
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Level 21
Nov 12, 2020
I guess the Quizmaster could change the "2017-" to "2017-2020" at least.
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Level 77
Nov 13, 2020
Only if Trump resigns/dies this year. Otherwise it'll be 2017-2021.
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Level 44
Nov 8, 2020
waiting for an update :)
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Level 17
Nov 9, 2020
Where is Biden????
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Level 80
Nov 9, 2020
He was in Wilmington last time I saw him.
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Level 21
Nov 12, 2020
Read the footnote. He will be added on Inauguration Day.
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Level 22
Nov 11, 2020
Add Biden!!!
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Level 21
Nov 12, 2020
Read the footnote. He will be added on Inauguration Day.
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Level 21
Nov 12, 2020
Wasn't Theodore Roosevelt an Independent his second term?
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Level 67
Nov 15, 2020
Not during his 2nd term. He left office after 2 terms, then decided he didn't like the job Taft was doing and sought a 3rd term. He failed to get the Republican nomination so he ran third party and ended up splitting the vote, thus leading to Wilson winning the election.
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Level 38
Nov 16, 2020
Add joe Biden!
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Level 49
Nov 17, 2020
Yeah
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Level 51
Nov 18, 2020
I did control f, searched "trump" and got 239 results...wow
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Level 43
Nov 23, 2020
And "Biden" came up with only 33 results.
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Level 32
Nov 24, 2020
I did the exact same for presidents, and got only 78
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Level 32
Nov 24, 2020
And right after I typed trump into the box, I get ads about Antifa being terrorist, and after I type in Obama, I get negative Trump ads. How interesting.
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Level 49
Nov 26, 2020
lol