U.S. Presidents - New Lenox School District 122

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The U.S.
Presidents
A Mrs. VanderSchaaf
Presentation
George Washington (1789-1797)
Fun Facts:
His favorite subject in school
was arithmetic
Choose the site for the White
House
One of his favorite foods was
ice cream and cream of
peanut soup
Had a dog named Sweet Lips
Liked to fish
John Adams (1797-1801)
Fun Facts:
Had a horse named Cleopatra
Loved to read
During the move to the White
House, they got lost in the
woods north of the city What?
Did they forget to leave the
light on?
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Fun Facts:
He was the first president to
have his inauguration in
Washington, D.C.
Used to soak his feet in cold
water in the morning believing it
would keep him from catching
colds
Could play the violin
James Madison (1809-1817)
Fun Facts:
He was the shortest president
Oldest of 12 children
He and his wife were the first
people to serve their guests ice
cream
His wife is known for saving the
Declaration of Independence
and a portrait of George
Washington from the burning
White House
James Monroe (1817-1825)
Fun Facts:
First president to be
ignagurated outdoors
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Fun Facts:
Used to walk 4 miles each day
before starting his agenda
He and his wife raised
silkworms at the White House
Had an alligator living at the
White House for several
months
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
Fun Facts:
First president to be born in a log
cabin
First president to ride in a train
Had a pet parrot named Poll
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
Fun Facts:
William H. Harrison (1841)
Fun Facts:
First president to be
photographed in office
Had a cow named Sukey to
provide dairy products for the
White House
John Tyler (1841-1845)
Fun Facts:
First president to marry while
in office
James K. Polk (1845-1849)
Fun Facts:
Oldest of 10 children
Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
Fun Facts:
He was arrested for accidently
running down an elderly lady
with his horse
First president to install heat at
the White House
James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Fun Facts:
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
Fun Facts:
Had a scar above his right eye
from a fight with would-be
thieves
First president to have a full
beard
Grew the beard after a 11 year
old Grace Bedell wrote him a
letter
Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
Fun Facts:
First president to be visited by
a queen
Only wore suits he custom
tailored himself
Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
Fun Facts:
Full name: Hiram Ulysses
Grant
Once arrested in for speeding
on a Washington street with
his horse and carriage
First president to have both
parents alive when he
became president
Was very superstitious about
retracing his footsteps
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
Fun Facts:
He became the first
president to put a typewriter
for the White House
Made the first telephone call
from the White House to
Alexander Graham Bell
James A. Garfield (1881)
Fun Facts:
Had a dog named Veto
First president to have his
mother present at his
ignaguration
Could write in Latin in one
hand while, at the same
time, write in Greek in the
other hand
First left-handed president
Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)
Fun Facts:
Owned at least 80 pairs of
pants
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)
Fun Facts:
He was the only nineteeth
century president born in
New Jersey
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
Fun Facts:
First president to have a
Christmas tree in the White
House
First president to die in the 20th
century
First president to attend a
baseball game
Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
Fun Facts:
It is said that his daughter
Ruth was the inspiration for
the name of the Baby Ruth
candy bar
His child ,Ester, was the first to
be born in the White House
William McKinley (1897-1901)
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
Fun Facts:
First president to play tennis
First President to have his voice
recorded
First president to ride in a
submarine and in a airplane
First president to master the art of
jujitsu
William H. Taft (1909-1913)
Fun Facts:
He was the first president to
ever throw out the seasonopening pitch
He once got stuck in the White
House bath tub, after that the
bathtub was enlarged
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Fun Facts:
Coached football at Bryn
Mawr College,
Pennsylvania
First president to address
the nation by radio
First president to belong to
the American Automobile
Association
Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
Fun Facts:
Middle name: Gamaliel
As a child he played the
cornet
He was the first president to
use an automobile in an
inaugural parade
First president to not
outlive his father
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
Fun Facts:
His first name was John
Was born on the Fourth of
July
Was known as “Silent Cal”
because he never said much
Had a raccoon named
Rebecca living at the White
House
Herbert C. Hoover (1929-1933)
Fun Facts:
He could speak Chinese
fluently
Played shortstop for his
university’s baseball team
Had a dog named King Tut
First president to have a
telephone installed in the
White House
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
Fun Facts:
He was the first president to
appear on television
Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
Fun Facts:
Was ambidextrous
(meaning he could write
with both hand equally
well)
The S in his middle name
doesn’t actually stand for
anything
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
Fun Facts:
Favorite subjects in high schoolGeometry and History
First president born in Texas
First president to introduce the
use of helicopters at the White
House
First president to receive his
pilot’s license
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
Fun Facts:
He was the first president
born in the twentieth century
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
Richard M. Nixon (1969- 1974)
Fun Facts:
As a young law student he
broke into the deans office at
Duke University Law School
First president to visit all 50
states
Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Fun Facts:
•Birth Name: Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
•Obtained the rank of Eagle Scout
•Had a golden retriever named
Liberty
•Middle name was Rudolph
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
Fun Facts:
First President to be born in a
hospital
Had a permenatly crooked
finger from a cotton gin
accident
First president since the Civil
War to be elected from the
Deep South
Ronald Regan (1981-1989)
Fun Facts:
As a child he collected birds’
eggs and butterflies
Appointed the first woman
member to the Supreme
Court
Known for dispensing
Jellybeans
George Bush (1989-1993)
Fun Facts:
Full name: George Herbert
Walker Bush
Survived four crashes as a
navy pilot in WWII
Flew 58 combat missions in
WWII
Had broccoli removed from
the menu of Air Force One
Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
Fun Facts:
Birth name: William Jefferson
Blythe
Plays the saxaphone
George W. Bush (2001-present)
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