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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »
# 7

Name the president that had the most states enter the union during his administration.

Tough...memory problems here and it somewhat depends on definitions. Either Washington, when 13 states joined the Union or Abraham Lincoln, when the Confederacy was dissolved and those states were taken back into the Union. The really tough question would be who is third and I would guess Monroe, but Lincoln was probably in the running that way too, as states were added by the Union during the civil war to gain assets for the war.  Good question, Rusty. I am eager for the answer.
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2014, 10:14:58 PM »
# 7

Name the president that had the most states enter the union during his administration.

Tough...memory problems here and it somewhat depends on definitions. Either Washington, when 13 states joined the Union or Abraham Lincoln, when the Confederacy was dissolved and those states were taken back into the Union. The really tough question would be who is third and I would guess Monroe, but Lincoln was probably in the running that way too, as states were added by the Union during the civil war to gain assets for the war.  Good question, Rusty. I am eager for the answer.

Good insight, althought George Washington was elected from citizens of states already forming the union.  Even though he was elected president of colonies forming the country prior to official election, the original 13 were already states, by his inauguration of March 4, 1789.  As far as Lincoln and the Civil War ciceded states.  Because they were already states before the war and then after the union won, they were re-admitted and not considered new states.

Now answering #7 --- Benjamin H. Harrison had 6 states join the union during his presidency; -
         North Dakota and South Dakota, - Nov. 2, 1889
         Montana --- Nov. 8, 1889
         Washington - Nov. 11, 1889
         Idaho ----- July 3, 1890
         Wyoming --July 10,1890

George Washington did have -  5  / also   J. Monroe had - 5


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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2014, 05:05:47 AM »
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#8   Which President had the most children? [should I add legitimate - ::rolllaughing::]
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2014, 11:50:06 AM »
Counting slaves?  Maybe Jefferson?!  LOL!

Counting knocked up bimbos you don't even know about?  Probably Slick Willie!

Off the cuff guess - Polk.  Why, I dunno...didn't them oldtimer Scots/Irish guys all sire large broods?

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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2014, 01:33:45 PM »
Counting slaves?  Maybe Jefferson?!  LOL!

Counting knocked up bimbos you don't even know about?  Probably Slick Willie!

Off the cuff guess - Polk.  Why, I dunno...didn't them oldtimer Scots/Irish guys all sire large broods?

ETA - Question:  Why is this here and not in History?   ::saywhat::

Moving to History, crabby-puss.   :-*
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2014, 06:24:01 PM »
Answer to #8 ----- Sorry Libertas, neither of your guesses were correct.

John Tyler still holds the record at 15. 

Mary - Robert - John Jr. - Letitlia - Elizabeth - Anne Contesse - Alice - Tazewell - David Gardiner - John Alexander - Julia Gardiner - Lachlan - Lyon Gardiner - Robert Fitzwalter - Pearl

His first wife Letitlia died in 1842, they had 8, in 1844 he married Julia Gardiner who gave him the last 7.

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Question # 9  a two part

Which former president has a natural national place named after him?

And the second part;
How many prominent American cities can you name that are named after former presidents?
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2014, 08:29:31 PM »
After reading about Tyler, I think he should be added to my list of great Presidents!
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2014, 06:50:25 AM »
Counting slaves?  Maybe Jefferson?!  LOL!

Counting knocked up bimbos you don't even know about?  Probably Slick Willie!

Off the cuff guess - Polk.  Why, I dunno...didn't them oldtimer Scots/Irish guys all sire large broods?

ETA - Question:  Why is this here and not in History?   ::saywhat::

Moving to History, crabby-puss.   :-*

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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2014, 06:59:02 AM »
Answer to #8 ----- Sorry Libertas, neither of your guesses were correct.

John Tyler still holds the record at 15. 

Mary - Robert - John Jr. - Letitlia - Elizabeth - Anne Contesse - Alice - Tazewell - David Gardiner - John Alexander - Julia Gardiner - Lachlan - Lyon Gardiner - Robert Fitzwalter - Pearl

His first wife Letitlia died in 1842, they had 8, in 1844 he married Julia Gardiner who gave him the last 7.

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Question # 9  a two part

Which former president has a natural national place named after him?

And the second part;
How many prominent American cities can you name that are named after former presidents?

Dang, Tyler would have been my second choice...can we make this multiple choice?   ;D

Cities after Presidents?  Ufda!  Is who isn't a shorter list?  I know the Columbia Heights/Northeast (Nordeast) area of the Twin Cities here has a boatload of 'em just there alone. 

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Quincy (Adams), Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanon, Lincoln, Johnson, Ulysses (Grant), Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Delano (Roosevelt), Kennedy.

There is a Clinton but it has to be somebody other than Slick Willie...right?  Right?
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 07:57:15 AM »
Answer to #8 ----- Sorry Libertas, neither of your guesses were correct.

John Tyler still holds the record at 15. 

Mary - Robert - John Jr. - Letitlia - Elizabeth - Anne Contesse - Alice - Tazewell - David Gardiner - John Alexander - Julia Gardiner - Lachlan - Lyon Gardiner - Robert Fitzwalter - Pearl

His first wife Letitlia died in 1842, they had 8, in 1844 he married Julia Gardiner who gave him the last 7.

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Question # 9  a two part

Which former president has a natural national place named after him?

And the second part;
How many prominent American cities can you name that are named after former presidents?

Dang, Tyler would have been my second choice...can we make this multiple choice?   ;D

Cities after Presidents?  Ufda!  Is who isn't a shorter list?  I know the Columbia Heights/Northeast (Nordeast) area of the Twin Cities here has a boatload of 'em just there alone. 

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Quincy (Adams), Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanon, Lincoln, Johnson, Ulysses (Grant), Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Delano (Roosevelt), Kennedy.

There is a Clinton but it has to be somebody other than Slick Willie...right?  Right?

The only city you named not named after a president is Cleveland;

As one of thirty-six founders of the Connecticut Land Company, General Moses Cleaveland was selected as one of its seven directors and was subsequently sent out as the company's agent to map and survey the company's holdings. On July 22, 1796, Cleaveland and his surveyors arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.......The spelling of the city's name was changed in 1831 by The Cleveland Advertiser, an early city newspaper. In order for the name to fit on newspaper's masthead,[citation needed] the first "a" was dropped, reducing the city's name to Cleveland. Another account is that the spelling changes came from an error on a surveyor's map.[citation needed] The new spelling stuck, and long outlasted the Advertiser itself.

The first part of question about natural national place is -- Mt. McKinley in Alaska
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 08:15:22 AM »
Answer to #8 ----- Sorry Libertas, neither of your guesses were correct.

John Tyler still holds the record at 15. 

Mary - Robert - John Jr. - Letitlia - Elizabeth - Anne Contesse - Alice - Tazewell - David Gardiner - John Alexander - Julia Gardiner - Lachlan - Lyon Gardiner - Robert Fitzwalter - Pearl

His first wife Letitlia died in 1842, they had 8, in 1844 he married Julia Gardiner who gave him the last 7.

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Question # 9  a two part

Which former president has a natural national place named after him?

And the second part;
How many prominent American cities can you name that are named after former presidents?

Dang, Tyler would have been my second choice...can we make this multiple choice?   ;D

Cities after Presidents?  Ufda!  Is who isn't a shorter list?  I know the Columbia Heights/Northeast (Nordeast) area of the Twin Cities here has a boatload of 'em just there alone. 

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Quincy (Adams), Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanon, Lincoln, Johnson, Ulysses (Grant), Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Delano (Roosevelt), Kennedy.

There is a Clinton but it has to be somebody other than Slick Willie...right?  Right?

The only city you named not named after a president is Cleveland;

As one of thirty-six founders of the Connecticut Land Company, General Moses Cleaveland was selected as one of its seven directors and was subsequently sent out as the company's agent to map and survey the company's holdings. On July 22, 1796, Cleaveland and his surveyors arrived at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.......The spelling of the city's name was changed in 1831 by The Cleveland Advertiser, an early city newspaper. In order for the name to fit on newspaper's masthead,[citation needed] the first "a" was dropped, reducing the city's name to Cleveland. Another account is that the spelling changes came from an error on a surveyor's map.[citation needed] The new spelling stuck, and long outlasted the Advertiser itself.

The first part of question about natural national place is -- Mt. McKinley in Alaska

 ::facepalm::

My brainfart!  I was thinking streets not cities!  See what this messy commute did to my noodle!  I knew we were talking about cities not streets yet I plowed ahead wrongly anyway.

Jeesh, some people!   :o

Oh, and "national place" you mean national park, monument, etc, right?

There is a Mt Washington in Maine I think, I guess named after George (maybe back when most of Maine was part of Massachusettes?) but it is not a "national place" I don't think.

There is Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.  Only one fitting that category I can recall off the top of my head...probably because I have been there!
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2014, 09:21:29 AM »
I'm bad - should have said name a natural national place.  As you pointed out there are more than one.
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« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2014, 11:26:46 AM »
I'm still learning here. ::cool::
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2014, 02:02:33 PM »
Question #10

Has the month and date of elected Presidents inauguration changed, and if so why?
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2014, 02:06:31 PM »
The 20th Amendment moved the date up, but I don't remember when it originally was.  Sometime in March I think.
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« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2014, 02:37:09 PM »
The 20th Amendment moved the date up, but I don't remember when it originally was.  Sometime in March I think.

That was quick, but you only get a partial attaboy;

George Washington's 1st was held on April 30, 1789 his second March 4, 1793.  March 4th remained the date until F. D. Roosevelt was sworn in on Jan. 20, 1937 for his second term, and has remained that since. [ Making Washington {April & March}and Roosevelt {March & Jan} the only two elected president sworn in, in different months].  And now the exception - When any of the dates fall on Sunday inauguration is held the next day.
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« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2014, 02:38:45 PM »
#11 ---- Name the only president sworn in by his father.
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« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2014, 02:49:58 PM »
Obvious guesses would be either John Quincy Adams or George W. Bush.  I'm pretty sure it's not Bush, or there would have been some pretty memorable pictures/video that I have no recollection of. 

Then again, those guesses are so obvious that neither is probably correct.

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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
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Re: Presidential Trivia - Game
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2014, 06:09:59 PM »
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Another attaboy -----
Calvin Coolidge was notified while at his fathers house at night, in Vermont.  Since they didn't have a phone he walked across town to call DC and verify it.  Then walked back to his fathers house, where his Justice of the Peace father administered the oath of office.  The next day he headed back to DC and after arriving congress worried that being sworn in by his father and a lowly JofP may not be legal, he was sworn in again by the Chief Justice.
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