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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
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 09, 2016
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President
State
Donald Trump
Barack Obama
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George Bush Sr.
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
Gerald R. Ford
Richard Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry Truman
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Calvin Coolidge
Warren Harding
Woodrow Wilson
William Taft
Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley
Benjamin Harrison
President
State
Grover Cleveland
Chester A. Arthur
James Garfield
Rutherford B. Hayes
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln
James Buchanan
Franklin Pierce
Millard Fillmore
Zachary Taylor
James K. Polk
John Tyler
William Henry Harrison
Martin Van Buren
Andrew Jackson
John Quincy Adams
James Monroe
James Madison
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
George Washington
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level 79
May 1, 2011
Can you also do a quiz of the presidents' birth states?
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level 14
Jul 25, 2011
Go figure, managed to remember Zachary Taylor but not Reagan!
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level 45
Feb 25, 2012
Turns out I have no idea where presidents are from.
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level 43
Mar 5, 2013
I believe US Grant was born in Ohio.
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level 43
Jan 11, 2015
True, but he lived in both Missouri and Illinois before he was president. He was living in Illinois when he ran for president.
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level 14
May 5, 2013
Obama was from Honolulu.....
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level 43
Feb 24, 2015
But his political career is based in Chicago
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level 35
Jun 7, 2013
Herbert Hoover was not from California. He was from Iowa. They have a memorial for him in West Branch,Iowa. Grant wood,the painter,did a painting about Herbert Hoover's birthplace in Iowa.
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level 61
Jun 26, 2013
But he grew up on the west coast and made his political base in California. He was the president of Stanford, thus the Hoover tower there. Not very unlike Obama being born in Hawaii but running as president from Illinois.
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level 70
Nov 5, 2014
Or Reagan being born in Illinois but running as the former governor of California.
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level 65
Dec 2, 2016
Hoover was never president of Stanford University. He was a member of its first graduating class and kept strong ties to it throughout his life, but he did not hold that position.
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level 57
Feb 16, 2017
I knew his political base was in CA, but the Stanford info is interesting since Thomas Sowell, a man with much more conservative economic leanings than Hoover himself, would have been a Hoover Institute scholar at Stanford for so long.
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level 76
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 72
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 70
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 55
Jul 9, 2016
Savage
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level 70
Feb 16, 2017
Would be a lot more likely than you finding any sense at all, Quizzler.
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level 63
Mar 4, 2017
I love seeing kalbahamut triggered. I wish I could of saw their face when Trump won.
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level 70
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 57
Aug 2, 2016
Actually, the Bush family roots are in CT. Bush Sr's father, Prescott Bush, was a US senator from CT. The family 'compound' is in Kennebunkport, ME. But GHWB got into the awl bidness in Texas, where he tried to change his New England blueblood accent to a Texas accent, without much success. His son GWB did it quite a bit better, but you could tell if you listen close enough that he is still not really a Texan.
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level 75
Jan 18, 2015
Zachary Taylor lived in Kentucky, had a plantation in Kentucky, and is buried in Kentucky. As a General he was all over US territories including one of three homes in Louisiana. It took me a lot of research to even find the Louisiana connection so I'll stick with his final resting place.
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level 71
Feb 16, 2017
The quiz is about the location of his political base, not where he was born or buried. He was living in Louisiana at the time of his election to the presidency, and had been a resident there for 25 years. Taylor didn't really have a political career prior to running for president, and while you are correct that he was "all over the US territories" during his military service, he was living in Louisiana when his political career began.
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level 28
Mar 7, 2015
Herbert Hoover was from West Branch, Iowa (I live there!) !
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level 44
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 4
Jun 4, 2017
No, he was born in Kenya.
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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 71
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 22
Mar 30, 2015
Herbert Hoover was from Iowa
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level 57
Aug 2, 2016
... but moved to California, where he lived when he was elected.
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level 28
Oct 19, 2015
lol soooo many from OHIO
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level 16
Nov 19, 2015
100%
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level 33
Apr 8, 2016
Got a few by guessing Virginia for all of the older ones.
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level 59
Jun 16, 2016
Dwight D.Eisenhower ran for President from New York not Kansas
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level 66
Jul 6, 2016
Coolidge is from VT and grew up there.
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level 57
Aug 2, 2016
But he was the mayor of Northampton, MA when he first went into politics, and then became governor of MA. However, he took the oath of office in his family house in Plymouth Notch, VT, after Harding died. His father, who was a justice of the peace, administered the oath.
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level 67
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 35
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 55
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 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 11
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 44
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 12
Aug 25, 2017
Obama was born in hawaii
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