Ten Least Guessed U.S. Presidents

Name the ten least-guessed U.S. Presidents on the JetPunk's Name the Presidents Quiz.
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Last updated: November 21, 2020
First submittedApril 6, 2017
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President
38 %
Awarded the Presidency by a Congressional commission after a disputed election
Rutherford B. Hayes
38 %
Became President after the assassination of Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
39 %
Signed the Kansas-Nebraska act, which created "Bleeding Kansas"
Franklin Pierce
40 %
The last Whig President
Millard Fillmore
40 %
Nominated in a "smoke-filled room", he is known for the Teapot Dome scandal
Warren Harding
43 %
Considered one of the worst Presidents for failing to prevent the Civil War
James Buchanan
44 %
Disparagingly known as "his accidency", he became President
after the death of William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
45 %
His native language was Dutch
Martin Van Buren
45 %
Hero of the Mexican-American war, he died 16 months into his term
Zachary Taylor
46 %
President during the Spanish-American War, assassinated in 1901
William McKinley
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Level 42
Aug 15, 2017
Fun Quiz! harder than I excpected
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2020
That's the whole point. If it was easy, it would belie its purpose.
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2017
Another where i'd like to see the split for American takers and non American takers.
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Level 72
Jan 20, 2018
The non-Americans might have the edge there...
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Level 72
Oct 6, 2017
Apparently people who don't guess Chester A. Arthur have never seen Die Hard With a Vengeance.
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Level 65
Jan 20, 2018
That's how I always remember him too. And it's the anchor I use when I'm trying to order those presidents in the middle. 21 out of 42!
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Level 37
Mar 31, 2018
Same here. Thanks to Die Hard w/a Vengeance I shall never forget Chester A. Arthur, 21st President and a native New Yorker.
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Level 30
Jan 22, 2018
Always one of the first I remember because of this film. That's very interesting Jerry! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Level 83
Oct 6, 2017
Who knew that James K. Polk was guessed so much?
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2017
It seems fair, he has been an important president.
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Level 56
Jan 20, 2018
My page doesn't have that info. Where do you get it?
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Level 81
Jan 20, 2018
Here https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/name-us-presidents, Polk is the twelfth least guessed.
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Level 50
Jan 22, 2018
Fans of They Might be Giants. We are legion.
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2020
I always think of jackson pollock, then I get it.
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2020
And for taft I have to think of shaft first hah
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2017
0/10

Well, I don't feel too bad considering the entire point of the quiz is that they're the least guessed

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Level 83
Oct 20, 2017
Poor Warren G Harding....least guessed of the least guessed. :(
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Level 83
Jan 20, 2018
...And now it's Rutherford B. Hayes
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Level 52
Dec 5, 2020
Iโ€™m surprised Hayes would be this less known. You would think people would know that he ended the reconstruction.
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Level 55
Dec 7, 2020
and he's on those obscure dollar coins
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Level 74
Dec 6, 2017
Strange that McKinley makes this list. He was a fairly important president, I thought more people knew about him.
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Level 37
Dec 10, 2017
Being known by 47% of the quiz takers isn't bad. Especially since the only thing many remember about him is that he was assassinated.
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Level 47
Jan 21, 2018
I know. He even has mountain that used to be named after him that people still call the name that it used to be.
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Level 81
Apr 24, 2019
I almost missed him on this quiz, though he's got the highest stated percentage.
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Level 69
Jan 20, 2018
The Mediocre Presidents song from the Simpsons got me four easy answers... not a bad start.
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2020
There's Taylor, there's Tyler, there's Fillmore, and there's Hayes. There's William Henry Harrison, I died in thirty days!
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Level 68
Jan 20, 2018
And they're still the least guessed! 2/10.
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2018
Congratulations to Martin Van Buren for being the most guessed least guessed president!
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Level 54
Jan 20, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 58
Jan 20, 2018
Someone should make a least guessed of this quiz
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Level 47
Dec 25, 2018
Pointless, there's only 10 here whilst on the other there's 44 names
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Level 47
Dec 7, 2020
Oh well, still made it

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1339849/least-guessed-presidents-of-the-least-guessed-presidents-qui

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Level 56
Dec 13, 2020
You absolute mad lad. You actually did it. Here, have a nomination.
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2018
I picked a good day to watch The Animaniacs... ๐Ÿ˜†
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Level 69
Jan 22, 2018
Got it with :02 left... thought I was dead meat.
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Level 83
Jul 5, 2019
Just like Taylor, McKinley and Harding.
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Level 52
Jan 23, 2018
10/10 1:23 left, very nice.
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Level 8
May 10, 2018
I got 8 right
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Level 47
Dec 25, 2018
To be fair on Buchanan, just about no-one could prevent succession and the war.
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2020
Someone probably could have, but it would take an exceptional president. The run of presidents from William Henry Harrison through Buchanan was all pretty bad, with the notable exception of Polk. Pierce and Buchanan were especially inept when the nation was teetering on the brink of war, but if we had more competent leadership in the twenty years preceding the war, a lot of things could have gone differently.
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2020
secession*
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Level 68
Dec 7, 2020
Yeah, the band-aid had to be ripped off. Just wish it had been sooner.
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Level 30
Feb 23, 2019
Iโ€™m surprised Coolidge isnโ€™t here.
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2019
Got them all with 1:23 remaining. Easy hints, for another five points.
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Level 54
Nov 10, 2019
I didn't even read the clues. I just typed the ones I had the hardest time remembering when I was doing the quiz where you just name them. I got 9/10..missed Harding, which is of course the one I always Miss when I re-take it.
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2020
Interesting when you compare the guessed % and the correct %. Mckinley is hugely out of place and arthur is a bit too high, but other than that, they are mostly in order.
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Level 28
May 3, 2020
I love how the least guessed answer on this quiz is the #1 answer on the least guessed presidents quiz
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2020
I expected Polk to be here
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Level 46
Dec 5, 2020
I honestly didn't even read most of the clues, I just guessed which ones seemed like the least known.
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Level 48
Dec 6, 2020
The only reason I ever remember Hayes is because he's the protagonist of Karen Russell's very weird and very good short story 'The Barn at the End of Our Term,' in which several presidents have been inexplicably resurrected as horses in some kind of afterlife:

https://granta.com/the-barn-at-the-end-of-our-term/

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Level 50
Dec 6, 2020
100%!