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November 8th
Presidential Trivia
Which president served two nonconsecutive terms? Hint: He was elected in 1884 and again in 1892, with Benjamin Harrison serving as president between his two terms. Answer below.

Which presidents signed the Declaration of Independence?
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson

Which presidents signed the Constitution?
George Washington, James Madison

Which president served the shortest time in office?
William H. Harrison, 31 days

Which president served the longest?
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 12 years, 39 days

Who was the youngest person to be elected president?
John F. Kennedy, 43

Who was the youngest person to become president?
Theodore Roosevelt, 42*

Who was the oldest person to become president?
Ronald Reagan, 69

Who was the only president to resign?
Richard Nixon

Which presidents were impeached?
Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton

Which president served two non-consecutive terms?
Grover Cleveland

Which president was never elected either as president or vice president?
Gerald Ford

Which presidents were elected even though their opponents received more popular votes?
J. Q. Adams, 1824; R. Hayes, 1876; B. Harrison, 1888; G. W. Bush, 2000

* Theodore Roosevelt was forty-two in 1901 when he succeeded McKinley, who had been assassinated. John F. Kennedy was forty-three when elected president in 1960.

American History Parade
1889
Montana becomes the forty-first state.

1892
Former president Grover Cleveland defeats incumbent Benjamin Harrison to become the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms.

1932
New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats incumbent Herbert Hoover to become the thirty-second U.S. president.

1942
U.S. and British forces land in French North Africa during World War II.

1960
Massachusetts senator John F. Kennedy defeats Vice President Richard M. Nixon to become the thirty-fifth U.S. president.

2000
Florida begins a statewide recount of ballots to decide the winner of the presidential race between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore.
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