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Presidents by State Quiz

Name the state of origin for each U.S. president.
IMPORTANT: READ BEFORE COMMENTING The place of their political base, not necessarily their birth place
Last updated: November 09, 2016
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President
State
Donald Trump
New York
Barack Obama
Illinois
George W. Bush
Texas
Bill Clinton
Arkansas
George Bush Sr.
Texas
Ronald Reagan
California
Jimmy Carter
Georgia
Gerald R. Ford
Michigan
Richard Nixon
California
Lyndon B. Johnson
Texas
John F. Kennedy
Massachusetts
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Kansas
Harry Truman
Missouri
Franklin D. Roosevelt
New York
Herbert Hoover
California
Calvin Coolidge
Massachusetts
Warren Harding
Ohio
Woodrow Wilson
New Jersey
William Taft
Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt
New York
William McKinley
Ohio
Benjamin Harrison
Indiana
President
State
Grover Cleveland
New York
Chester A. Arthur
New York
James Garfield
Ohio
Rutherford B. Hayes
Ohio
Ulysses S. Grant
Illinois
Andrew Johnson
Tennessee
Abraham Lincoln
Illinois
James Buchanan
Pennsylvania
Franklin Pierce
New Hampshire
Millard Fillmore
New York
Zachary Taylor
Louisiana
James K. Polk
Tennessee
John Tyler
Virginia
William Henry Harrison
Ohio
Martin Van Buren
New York
Andrew Jackson
Tennessee
John Quincy Adams
Massachusetts
James Monroe
Virginia
James Madison
Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
Virginia
John Adams
Massachusetts
George Washington
Virginia
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level 82
May 1, 2011
Can you also do a quiz of the presidents' birth states?
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level 28
Oct 19, 2017
I found a quiz for you
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level 43
Feb 25, 2012
Turns out I have no idea where presidents are from.
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level 80
Oct 21, 2013
Got all but Ford with a guess or two, but had to run through about 25 states to get Ford. And of course, it was Michigan. Really should have made that connection before...

To the previous commentors, read the instructions: Name the state of origin for each U.S. president. (The place of their political base, not necessarily their birth place.)
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level 47
Feb 16, 2017
Not related to Henry. Born Leslie King and was given the name Gerald Ford by his stepfather. Also from Grand Rapids, not Detroit.
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level 73
Feb 13, 2014
Thank you Die Hard With a Vengence for the Chester A. Arthur answer. "Find out who the 21st president is." "Chester A. Arthur...did you know he was the collector of customs right here in New York?" Awesome!
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level 16
Mar 7, 2014
39, not bad.
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level 40
Jul 28, 2014
At first I put "nobody knows" for where Obama was born, but then I read the footnote......
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level 74
Nov 5, 2014
I'm pretty sure his mother, grandparents, those that printed his birth announcement in the newspaper, and the government officials who verified his legitimate birth certificate was on file could all help you find Hawaii on the map if you're not sure where it is yourself.
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level 55
Feb 1, 2016
Do you think those same officials could help you find your way to a sense of humor?
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level 58
Jul 9, 2016
Savage
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level 74
Feb 16, 2017
Would be a lot more likely than you finding any sense at all, Quizzler.
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level 69
Mar 4, 2017
I love seeing kalbahamut triggered. I wish I could of saw their face when Trump won.
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level 74
Jun 1, 2018
and I wish you knew the difference between "could have" and "could of," and "their" and "his," and "saw" and "seen," and "won" and "stole"...

but sometimes we just have to accept being disappointed.
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level 59
Jul 8, 2018
It's that Sangamon River dialect.
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level 74
Nov 5, 2014
Got the first seven and last six (hint for the early ones: Virginia and Massachusetts). Rest were mostly a crap shoot. C'mon this is way harder than some of my other leaders quizzes. Also, though I got it, was Bush Sr.'s power base really in Texas? I thought he was a Mass resident. I know the family has ties to many states. Not really important...
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level 30
Mar 7, 2015
Herbert Hoover was from West Branch, Iowa (I live there!) !
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level 43
Mar 13, 2015
First of all, to Kalabahamut: I find I very much enjoy your quiz commenrs and that I agree with you a lot. I know when I see your name that the post will be worth reading. Secondly, I love this quiz. Where a politician makes his or her home and political base should always take precedence over where he or she was born unless it is the same place. Ronald Reagan has always and will always be remembered as a Californian even though he was born in IL and was already an adult when he headed for Hollywood. Abraham Lincoln was born in KY and raised in IN but he chose to make IL his home an that's the reason it is the 'Land of Lincoln.' And President Obama (regardless of what certain lying fools like Donald Trump and Orly Taitz say), although being born in Hawaii, has made Illinois his home.
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level 46
Mar 27, 2015
Franklin Pierce University is in New Hampshire, making that one a little easier to remember.
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level 76
Feb 16, 2017
There's also a James Madison University in Virginia. About an hour away from where I live.
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level 31
Oct 19, 2015
lol soooo many from OHIO
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level 45
Apr 8, 2016
Got a few by guessing Virginia for all of the older ones.
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level 63
Jun 16, 2016
Dwight D.Eisenhower ran for President from New York not Kansas
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level 70
Oct 27, 2016
Well, you'll get over a quarter of them just typing 'New York' or 'Ohio'. Throw Virginia and Massachusetts in and you'll get a decent score. Considering their populations, California and Texas are underperforming in the presidential stakes, particularly since Texas only got two and three quite recently.
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level 46
Sep 23, 2018
California's population is only relatively recently huge. We'll probably be seeing a lot more presidential contenders from it in the near future.
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level 41
Jan 24, 2017
READ THE NOTICE! It's about where they began their political careers, not where they were born. Reagan was the only president born in Illinois, for example, but Lincoln, Obama, and Grant were all based there.
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level 47
Feb 16, 2017
And to top it all off, Reagan's base was in California
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level 59
Feb 16, 2017
Actually, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii...It's okay that you made that mistake, not everyone is as smart as me.
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level 67
Feb 16, 2017
Most can still read though, which is doubtful in your case.
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level 74
Dec 2, 2018
The problem is that it's contradictory. "Place of origin" universally means birthplace. Then the footnote cancels that out by saying that it's actually looking for political base. (A bit like saying, "Name the animals in the following pictures" and then having a footnote that says, "By which we mean, name the plants in the following pictures".) If that's the case, then use that as the description of the quiz and the argument goes away.
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level 67
Feb 16, 2017
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson really helped with, well, everything up to Andrew Jackson, inclusive.
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level 28
Mar 13, 2017
Using the same logic as the others (and I agree with it), Nixon ran from New York.
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level 14
Jul 31, 2017
Guess no one wants to run for president from a political base waist-deep in potatoes and sugar beets...... When I'm old enough, I'm probably gonna run for president in the place I was born and raised:Idaho.
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level 63
Aug 17, 2017
28/44 Had no clue on most of them, so I just typed in Ohio and Virginia on everyone, knowing that those two states produced a lot of presidents.
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level 8
Apr 17, 2018
I did not do well on this one 31 out of 44
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level 38
Jun 16, 2018
Could u accept state abbreviations? Plz?
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level 49
Jul 10, 2018
Does anyone else just guess Virginia for all the early presidents hoping to get lucky?