William Lund asked:


esidential Trivia

Who called Eisenhower, Hoover and Truman in the early morning hours of November 23, 1963?

A: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Who told Jimmy Carter in a debate: “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe”?

A: Gerald Ford.

Whose 1800 presidential campaign did the Hartford Courant offer a formal apology for opposing, in 1993?

A: Thomas Jefferson’s.

What presidential candidate did Ronald Reagan support when voting for the first time?

A: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Which First Lady was born Mamie Doud?

A: Maime Eisenhower

In the 60s what was the first name of John F. Kennedy’s wife?

A: Jackie

Whose assassination was Sam Seymour the last living witness to, until his death in 1956?

A: Abraham Lincoln’s.

What name did romantic George Bush paint on his bomber during World War II?

A: Barbara.

Where was JFK when he said the U.S. “never had to put up a wall to keep our people in”?

A: West Berlin.

What three words did George Bush say before “no new taxes” in 1988?

A: Read my lips.

Who did Abraham Lincoln promote to major general of volunteers after he captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson?

A: Ulysses S. Grant.

Whose 1823 doctrine said the Western Hemisphere was not open to colonization or aggression by European nations?

A: James Monroe’s.

What card game did Dwight D. Eisenhower play fanatically while planning for D-Day?

A: Bridge.

What date saw FDR sign the U.S. declaration of war against Japan?

A: December 8, 1941.

What U.S. president’s State of the Union address lasted a record 81 minutes?

A: Bill Clinton’s.

What U.S. president was born William Jefferson Blythe IV?

A: Bill Clinton.

What U.S. president had the shortest life?

A: John F. Kennedy.

What former president was on an African hunting trip when his enemy J. P. Morgan quipped: “Let every lion do his duty”?

A: Theodore Roosevelt.

What conspirator in the Lincoln assassination was pardoned for saving the lives of prison guards during a yellow fever epidemic?

A: Dr. Samuel Mudd.

Who was the first president to utter “We shall overcome” before a joint session of Congress?

A: Lyndon B. Johnson.

What future president was the only U.S. senator from a Confederate state to remain in Congress after secession?

A: Andrew Jackson.

What president’s mug graces a $100,000 bill?

A: Woodrow Wilson.

What future U.S. president received the last rites of the Catholic Church after an infection following spinal surgery in 1954?

A: John F. Kennedy.

What war saw James Madison become the first U.S. president to command a military unit during his term in office?

A: The war of 1812.

What document did President Andrew Johnson want a copy of placed under his head upon his burial?

A: The U.S. Constitution.

Who was the first daughter of a U.S. president to pose **** for a Playboy video?

A: Patti Davis.

How many U.S. states are named after a president?

A: One.

Who is the only president to have survived two assassination attempts by women?

A: Gerald Ford.

What day does the U.S. president traditionally deliver a weekly radio address?

A: Saturday.

What horse-loving future president cheated on an eye exam to join the cavalry reserves in the 1930’s?

A: Ronald Regan.

What U.S. president threw out the most Opening Day baseballs?

A: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

What card game did Dwight D. Eisenhower play fanatically while planning for D-Day?

A: Bridge.

What White House lawyer first revealed the existence of an “enemies list” and “hush money” at the Watergate hearings?

A: John Dean.

What date saw FDR sign the U.S. declaration of war against Japan?

A: December 8, 1941.

What U.S. president installed solar panels on the White House roof?

A: Jimmy Carter.

What First Lady of the 1980s was shocked to find “a tremendous rat” swimming with her in the White House Pool?

A: Barbara Bush.

What future anchor was the only female reporter to tag along with Richard Nixon on his historic trip to China?

A: Barbara Walters.

Who revealed that the U.S. had a hydrogen bomb in his last State of the Union speech?

A: Harry S. Truman



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3 comments so far

Nate
 1 

Which President said: “I am not a crook.”

January 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm
B. Nash
 2 

Very “tricky” question!

January 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm
Nate
 3 

Yes, Samuel Mudd was ‘pardoned”- not declared “not guilty.”

January 9th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

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