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25 Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States

Here are 25 Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States.

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Andrew Jackson-Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States

1. Andrew Jackson served as the President of the United States with a bullet near his heart, a musket ball in his lung, and chased down a guy who tried to assassinate him (with two pistols that misfired) and beat him into submission with his cane. – Source

2. Andrew Jackson was the only U.S. President to have had the national debt fully paid, but it only lasted for one year – Source

3. When the President is unmarried or his wife dies during his term, another female relative will become the First Lady. Three president’s daughters, two president’s sisters, two nieces and two daughters-in-laws have been First Lady. – Source

4. When a dignitary complained to President Theodore Roosevelt about Alice Roosevelt (his daughter) smoking on top of the White House, Roosevelt replied, “I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.” – Source

5. The 10th President of the US (1841-1845), John Tyler, had a child at 63 named Lyon. Lyon had two children at 69 and 73, both of whom are still alive. So the 10th President of the US who was born in 1790, has two grandchildren who are alive today! – Source

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Lyndon B. Johnson-Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States

6. President Lyndon B. Johnson once urinated on a secret serviceman, who was shielding him from public view just because he was the president and he could. – Source

7. President Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car, the Amphicar, and used it to scare guests by driving them into his lake screaming about brake failure – Source

8. USSR and the USA were originally in talks to jointly go into space together during the Cold War. The USSR almost accepted, but then President Kennedy was assassinated and the Soviets didn’t trust Vice President Johnson, so the plan fell through. – Source

9. Khrushchev broke down and sobbed in the Kremlin on hearing that JFK had been assassinated in Dallas. He then cried again whilst signing the condolences book. He genuinely feared that without the President, the two superpowers would return to the brink of nuclear war. – Source

10. When a young girl was invited to meet President Coolidge, someone made a bet against her claiming that it was impossible for the president to say more than two words to her. When the girl told the president about the bet, President Coolidge responded, “You lose.” – Source

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Jimmy Carter-Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States

11. Jimmy Carter, the 39th US President, was the first president to be born in a hospital – Source

12. We haven’t had a bearded president in the United States since 1893 (Benjamin Harrison). – Source

13. The President receives on average 500 death threats a month. – Source

14. President Bush created the largest conservation area in the US and the largest protected marine zone in the world. – Source

15. The 6th President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, was once accused of being a pimp. – Source


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Lincoln-Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States

16. President Lincoln formed the Secret Service on the same day that he was assassinated – Source

17. President Garfield had the ability to write in two languages simultaneously, Greek with one hand and Latin with the other. – Source

18. To clear the streets for President Kennedy’s Inauguration, the army used flamethrowers to melt the snow. – Source

19. Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the U.S., was the first president to have electricity in the White House, but wouldn’t touch the switch because he was too scared of being electrocuted. – Source

20. When elected President of the United States, George Washington was the owner and operator of the largest whiskey distillery in the country – Source

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Ronald Reagan-Interesting Facts About Presidents of the United States

21. When President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981 and was taken into surgery, he quipped with the doctors, “I hope you’re all Republicans.” – Source

22. When President Kennedy asked the Mexican ambassador to declare Cuba a threat to their security, he replied that “40 million Mexicans will die laughing.” – Source

23. Al Capone’s bullet proof Cadillac with run-flat tires was seized by treasury agents and was later used as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s limousine – Source

24. Lincoln was the first president to be photographed for his inauguration and John Wilkes Booth was in that photo. – Source

25. President John Adams had a dog in the White House named Satan. – Source

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  • I had no idea that Al Capone’s limo was used by FDR. That is really interesting to me, but it makes sense that the president would need to have a bullet proof vehicle. At which point did the president stop using that particular limo?

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