Who was the only President to serve more than two terms?

George Washington

Theodore Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ulysses S. Grant

Franklin D. Roosevelt served as President for over 12 years, the longest time in office. He is the only president to serve more than two terms; he died shortly into his fourth term in 1945.

 

Who was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms?

Woodrow Wilson

Theodore Roosevelt

Grover Cleveland

Ronald Reagan

Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms and is counted chronologically as both the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president.

Who was the oldest elected President?

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Donald Trump

James Buchanan

Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump was 70 years and 7 months old when he was inaugurated on January 20, 2017.

Who was the first President to live in the White House?

George Washington

Andrew Jackson

Thomas Jefferson

John Adams

On Saturday, November 1, 1800, John Adams became the first president to take residence in the White House.

Who was the first President born outside the contiguous United States?

Barack Obama

Franklin Pierce

Benjamin Harrison

William Howard Taft

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Stanley Ann Dunham, an American of predominantly English descent from Wichita, Kansas, and Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya Colony. Obama is the first President to have been born in Hawaii.

Who was the first President born outside the contiguous United States?

There was no official Vice Presidents before 1804

The Presidential Candidate receiving the second-largest number of electoral votes

President and Vice President were voted on separately

Appointed by the Presdient

The Vice President was originally determined by the presidential candidate receiving the second-largest number of electoral votes. The Twelfth Amendment, passed in 1804, changed the system so that the electoral college voted separately for president and vice president.

Which U.S. President signed the treaty to purchase Alaska from Russia?

Ulysses S. Grant

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Johnson

James Buchanan

The purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867 is considered Andrew Johnson's most important foreign policy action. The idea and implementation is credited to Secretary of State William Seward who dubbed the purchase Seward's Folly.

Who was the first President to appear on TV?

Harry S. Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Franklin D. Roosevelt

John F. Kennedy

The first President to appear on black and white television was Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 30, 1939 at the opening ceremonies for the World's Fair.

Who was the only unanimously elected President by the Electoral College?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

John F. Kennedy

George Washington

Ronald Reagan

George Washington was unanimously elected by the Electoral College in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains the only president to have received 100% of the electoral votes. James Monroe, the fifth President, received every Electoral College vote except one. A New Hampshire delegate wanted to preserve the legacy of George Washington.

Who was the first President to appoint an African American to the Supreme Court?

Bill Clinton

George H.W. Bush

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon Johnson

On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice Tom C. Clark, saying that this was "the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man and the right place." Marshall was confirmed as an Associate Justice by a Senate vote of 69-11 on August 31, 1967. He was the 96th person to hold the position, and the first African-American.

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