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Facts about the Presidents & Presidency

Presidents who were impeached

Andrew Johnson:
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Bill Clinton:
Impeachment of Bill Clinton

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Presidents who resigned from office

  • There have been two Vice Presidents to Resign from office: John C. Calhoun and Spiro Agnew

Presidents who were assassinated

Abraham Lincoln (1865) Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

James Abram Garfield (1881)  Assassination of James A. Garfield

William McKinley (1901) Assassination of William McKinley

John F. Kennedy (1963)

Presidents who survived an assassination attempt

Random facts about the Presidents


3 Presidents were College Presidents:

  • James Garfield President of Hiram college in Ohio
  •  Woodrow Wilson President of Princeton University
  • Dwight D.Eisenhower President of Columbia University

8 Presidents are left handed:

  • James Garfield
  • Herbert Hoover
  •  Harry Truman
  •  Gerald Ford
  •  Ronald Reagan
  •  George H. W. Bush;
  •  Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama
  • Not only was Garfield left handed but he could write equally as well with the right hand, in different languages and simultaneously.

Five Presidents and three founding fathers are on dollar bills:

  • $1     President George Washington
  • $2     President Thomas Jefferson
  • $5     President Abraham Lincoln
  • $10   Founding Father Alexander Hamilton
  • $20   President Andrew Jackson
  • $50   President Ulysses S. Grant
  • $100 Benjamin Franklin

  • Presidents carved in granite on Mount Rushmore: George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln; Theodore Roosevelt

  • James Madison was the shortest President at 5 feet 4 inches and Abraham Lincoln was the tallest President at 6 feet 4 inches

  • President Ronald Reagan had the biggest electoral victory in history (Reagan 525 - Mondale 13). The closest Presidential race in History was Rutherford B. Hayes who won by 1 electoral vote. (Rutherford Hayes 185 - Samuel Tilden 184). However, Tilden won the popular vote.

  • 3 Presidents died on Independence day: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died the same day on July 4, 1826. James Monroe died a few years later on July 4, 1831.
    Conversely Calvin Coolidge was the only President born on July 4th.

  • Shortest and longest Presidential term of office: William Henry Harrison died after serving only 31 days (March 4, - April 4, 1841). Franklin Delano Roosevelt served the longest. Elected to a historical fourth term.

  • The Youngest President in History: Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest President to serve at the age of 42. However, John F. Kennedy was the youngest President to be elected by the people at the age of 43. Ronald Reagan was the oldest President in History. Elected at the age of 69, and leaving office when he was 77 years old.

Presidents who did not get the popular vote

Presidents who did not run for a second term

Presidents who died while in office

Vice Presidents who assumed the Presidency by succession

Presidents not belonging to Democrat or Republican Party

Presidents who did not serve in the Military

  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Grover Cleveland
  • William Howard Taft
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama

>>>Facts about the Wartime Presidents

Presidents who played sports in College

  • Theodore Roosevelt ~ Boxing and tennis at Harvard College
  • Dwight Eisenhower ~ Football at West Point
  • John Kennedy ~ Football and sailing at Harvard College
  • Gerald Ford ~ Played football for the University of Michigan
  • Jimmy Carter ~ Track and cross country at the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Ronald Reagan ~ Football, track and swimming at Eureka College
  • George H. W. Bush ~ Played baseball at Yale University

Presidents who did not go to College

Nine Presidents did not go to College

  • George Washington
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Harry S. Truman

Presidents Hobbies and Pastimes

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~United States Constitution, Article II, Section I, Clause 8

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