The theme for 2015-16 in all divisions is Presidential Quotes.
In Junior/Senior, a second theme is Occupations and Posts. Also, Jr/Sr clues for #1-24 may involve U.S. Leaders Group 3: Henry Clay, Benjamin Franklin, William Lloyd Garrison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Marshall, Daniel Webster
Note: Elementary/Middle Divisions play presidents #1-24 in 2015-16.
1. George Washington 2. John Adams 3. Thomas Jefferson 4. James Madison 5. James Monroe 6. John Quincy Adams 7. Andrew Jackson 8. Martin Van Buren 9. William Henry Harrison 10. John Tyler 11. James Polk 12. Zachary Taylor
Which president from this range matches each of these facts?
The U.S. bought Florida from Spain while I was president.
I entered the White House design contest under an alias and was upset when I lost the competition.
My First Lady lived 42 years after I died.
I borrowed money to get to my own inauguration.
I was the youngest member of the Continental Congress.
I was the lawyer for British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.
During my presidency, running water and bathrooms were added to the White House.
13. Millard Fillmore 14. Franklin Pierce 15. James Buchanan 16. Abraham Lincoln 17. Andrew Johnson 18. Ulysses S. Grant 19. Rutherford Hayes 20. James Garfield 21. Chester A. Arthur 22./24. Grover Cleveland 23. Benjamin Harrison
The first national park, Yellowstone, was created during my administration.
At 6’4" I was the tallest president.
My wife and I lived on an island for two years after leaving the White House.
Abraham Lincoln’s son served as my and my predecessor’s secretary of war.
Nebraska became a state during my presidency.
I was the first president to use fireworks at his inauguration.
The lighbulb was invented while I lived in the White House.
25. William McKinley 26. Theodore Roosevelt 27. William Taft 28. Woodrow Wilson 29. Warren Harding 30. Calvin Coolidge 31. Herbert Hoover 32. Franklin Roosevelt 33. Harry Truman 34. Dwight Eisenhower
I was the first president to pay federal income tax on my salary.
I refused to be photographed unless I was dressed in formal attire.
I appointed the first female Cabinet member.
I was sworn in as president by my father.
My Ph.D. dissertation was entitled "Congressional Government."
I was a field artillery captain in the Army.
I was blind in my left eye from a boxing match.
35. John F. Kennedy 36. Lyndon B. Johnson 37. Richard Nixon 38. Gerald Ford 39. Jimmy Carter 40. Ronald Reagan 41. George H.W. Bush 42. Bill Clinton 43. George W. Bush 44. Barack Obama
I appointed the first African American secretary of state.
My inaugural parade had a giant peanut balloon in it.
My mother wanted me to be a Quaker missionary.
I was the first president to wear a hearing aid.
On my 21st birthday, I received $1 million from my father.