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U.S. Presidents by Event

Can you guess the President who was in office during these notable events?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by CBTemple
Last updated: February 11, 2020
First submittedApril 27, 2012
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The U.S. buys Louisiana Territory from France
Thomas Jefferson
The Apollo 11 moon landing
Richard Nixon
The September 11 attacks
George W. Bush
The Civil Rights Act outlaws racial, gender, and religious discrimination
Lyndon B. Johnson
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
Franklin Roosevelt
Washington D.C. becomes capital of the United States
John Adams
The Cuban Missile Crisis
John F. Kennedy
The U.S. starts construction on the Panama Canal
Theodore Roosevelt
British troops capture and burn Washington D.C.
James Madison
The signing of the Indian Removal Act marks the start of the "Trail of Tears"
Andrew Jackson
The Teapot Dome scandal
Warren Harding
Iran takes hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran
Jimmy Carter
The Great Depression begins
Herbert Hoover
Nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Harry Truman
Construction begins on the Interstate Highway System
Dwight Eisenhower
The Spanish-American War
William McKinley
The U.S. enters WWI (after this President promised to stay out of it)
Woodrow Wilson
Americans revolt over taxes in the "Whiskey Rebellion"
George Washington
The "Golden Spike" completes the Transcontinental Railroad
Ulysses S. Grant
The Battle of Fort Sumter
Abraham Lincoln
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Feb 11, 2020
I think it's Fort Sumter, not Sumpter. Good quiz!
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Feb 11, 2020
level 76
Feb 12, 2020
A good tricky question would've been South Carolina secedes from the U.S.
Another Johnson answer would baffle a few too.
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Feb 11, 2020
And Americans, not American's.
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Feb 11, 2020
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Feb 12, 2020
Thanks for including the picture of Grant. Saved me from having to guess the full list of indistinguishable presidents between Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt for that question.
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Feb 12, 2020
That whole era was a bit Hayes-y.
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Feb 21, 2020
Nah, there were a few Arthur presidents in between there.
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Feb 12, 2020
Is it bad that I remember Grant is the golden spike president from the Will Smith Movie "Wild Wild West"?