Random Presidents’ Day Trivia

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My kindergartener is definitely becoming a trivia buff…he wants to know everything about everything. generally at the exact moment the question pops into his head.

As a teacher, I also have an affinity for random tidbits of information. No knowledge is bad knowledge, right 😉

With Presidents’ weekend coming up, I was pretty excited to have a list of random president-related facts appear in my inbox. While I don’t think my kiddo will really care which president was which, you can never have too many interesting things to say about teeth or alligators on the playground…

Fun Facts about the Chief Executives:

A minimum of 300 billion portraits of Abraham Lincoln have been created – that’s how many pennies have been made since 1787.

Sixth President John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator that lived in a bathtub at the White House.

The first President born a U.S. citizen was Martin Van Buren.  His birthday was December 5, 1782, making him the first president born after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, and they both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826.

Nine presidents never attended college, including Washington and Lincoln.  However, Lincoln was an avid reader and self-educated.

At 6′ 4″, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President.  The shortest, James Madison, was 5′ 4″ tall.

When he became President, George Washington had only one tooth.  He wore dentures made of human or animal teeth, ivory and lead, but never wood.

George Washington is the only president that never lived in Washington, D.C. during his presidency.

Andrew Jackson was the first president to have been born in a log cabin, and the first  to ride a railroad train.

Ronald Reagan was the oldest president inaugurated (age 69); the youngest was John F. Kennedy (age 43)

Note: Spot the grammatical error in clip art and win….kudos from me 😉

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