Anyone else a history buff? I thought it might be fun to do a little bit of presidential trivia with President’s Day right around the corner.
Here are just a few of the questions that Reader’s Digest asks in its article, ” U.S. Presidential Trivia Questions Everyone Gets Wrong” by Morgan Cutolo.
To read the full article click here.
What does the “S” in Harry S. Truman’s name stand for?
Hmmm, what are names that start with the letter S?
The S in President Truman’s name is actually a compromise his parents made between both of his grandfather’s names, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. There is still controversy today about whether there should be a period after the S.
Not every U.S. president lived in the White House. Our first president, George Washington, oversaw the construction of the building when it began in 1792 but never got to live there. The first president who got to call White House “home” was John Adams, who moved in with his wife, Abigail, in 1800.
Who were the four presidents that were assassinated?
You know Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, but can you guess the other two?
Answer: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy
All four of these presidents were assassinated while in office. Assassination attempts were made on six other presidents—Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt (who was done with his term), Franklin Roosevelt (president-elect at the time), Harry Truman, Gerald Ford (twice in one year!), and Ronald Reagan—but they were lucky enough to survive.
What state produced the most U.S. presidents?
Hint: It is either Ohio or Virginia.
Eight U.S. presidents were born in Virginia, and Ohio was close behind, having produced seven presidents.