Test your knowledge of the presidents

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magisterium said:
Jul 21 '12, 10:23AM

Questions 8 and 9 have incorrect answers.

Polk, not Harrison, is the correct answer for question 8, as he was a Democrat.

The correct answer for question 9 is Buchanan. The sessesions began with South Carolina's in December 1860. Buchanan remained in office until March 4, 1861, when Lincoln was inaugurated. Seven of the 11 southern States had left by then. Pierce, your "correct " answer, was long -gone from the scene, having left office on March 4, 1857.

Also, Reagan is not even close to being the president running up the largest deficit. Both Bush 43 and Obama have eclipsed his record into relative insignificance.

Kade said:
Mar 31 '12, 12:17AM

The deficit question is long outdated. The correct answer is Barrack Obama, but that's not even an option.

I know my early US history pretty well. After the civil war... my knowledge is about the equivalent of crap. There were a few recent history questions I was able to get correct, just from watching the news. I guess I'm taking US history since 1865 next semester!

tazemaster said:
Dec 11 '11, 7:45PM

I'm a good citizen, but that doesn't mean I need to have read every president's biography. I have a basic knowledge with some more extended bits, that's enough for what I do.

sara63 said:
Mar 23 '10, 4:31PM

i got an E. this was really hard, and how does not knowing a bunch of trivia about the presidents make me a bad citizen? a good us citizen likes and supports thier country, participates in jury duty and other such community services, votes, is a responsible neighbor, etc.

kda0121 said:
Mar 21 '10, 2:04AM

You should be ashamed of yourself. In Question 8 you ask which of these presidents was not a Whig. You incorrectly said William Henry Harrison. I answered correctly, with James Knox Polk, who was a Democrat. I know this is correct because two questions earlier, you asked who was the first Whig president and the correct answer was William Henry Harrison.

Groom_Tunnel_Etc said:
Jun 17 '09, 2:04AM

I got 50%... but I'm not even American, I live in New Zealand... and even I knew that some of your 'correct answers' were wrong... heck, in some questions the actual correct answer wans't even an option!

D36 said:
Apr 10 '09, 11:25PM

Yea, and lets not forget it was actually FDR who took off most of the gold standard, not Richard Nixon. I know I know my presidents very well. This is either a biased quiz, or the person did not check their sources.

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