The Oath of Office

Following the oath of office, the words "So help me God" are now also recited.

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Who?

Who else.......... George Washington.

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Which president "affirmed" when taking the oath of office?

Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, inaugurated March 4, 1853.

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Tallest, shortest and heaviest?

At six foot four inches, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest, and at five foot four inches, James Madison was the shortest. Our heaviest president was William Howard Taft, who weighed between 300 and 340 pounds.

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Who served the shortest time in office, William Henry Harrison or James Garfield?













































Who served the shortest time in office? You selected William Henry Harrison.

Correct. William Henry Harrison served as president only one month in 1841. March 4th, 1841, Inauguration Day, was cold and rainy. The 68 year old president, in an attempt to show his good health, did not wear an overcoat during the outdoor ceremony. He caught pneumonia and died on April 4th, 1841.

James Garfield served only six and a half months as president in 1881. On July 2, 1881, a disturbed Charles J. Guiteau shot President Garfield in the Potomac railroad station in Washington, D.C. The disgruntled Guiteau shot the President after being turned down for a job in the government. The fatally wounded President lingered 80 days before dying on September 19,1881.

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Who served the shortest time in office? You selected....James Garfield.

I'm sorry that is not correct. William Henry Harrison served the shortest term as president, only one month. March 4th 1841, Inauguration Day, was cold and rainy. The 68 year old president, in an attempt to show his good health, did not wear an overcoat during the outdoor ceremony. He caught pneumonia and died on April 4th, 1841.

James Garfield served only six and a half months as president in 1881. On July 2, 1881, a disturbed Charles J. Guiteau shot President Garfield in the Potomac railroad station in Washington, D.C. The disgruntled Guiteau shot the President after being turned down for a job in the government. The fatally wounded President lingered 80 days before dying on September 19,1881.

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Who served the longest time as president?

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, was the nation's longest serving president, "hands down." He served from March 4, 1933, until his death on April 12, 1945, just into his fourth term of office.

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Which president earned a PhD?

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, was the only president to have earned a doctorate degree.

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Other than William Jefferson Clinton, who was the only other president impeached by the Congress... Andrew Johnson or Richard Nixon?













































Other than William Jefferson Clinton, who was the only other president impeached by the Congress? You selected.....Andrew Johnson.

Correct. Andrew Johnson has been the only other president actually impeached by the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress. --- [In 1868, Congress and President Johnson were in sharp disagreement over the "reconstruction" of the South following the Civil War and presidential authority. Impeached by the House of Representatives, the President stood trial by the U.S. Senate, where in May of 1868, President Johnson was acquitted by a margin of only one vote. The deciding vote was cast by Senator Edmund Ross of Kansas. A somewhat common misconception about recent American History, Richard Nixon resigned from office and was never impeached by the House of Representatives. On 19 December 1998, President Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives, and on February 12, 1999 he was acquitted by the Senate with all 45 Democratic Senators supporting President Clinton. (Go here for more information.) To date, no president has actually been removed from office by the Senate.]

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Other than William Jefferson Clinton, who was the only other president impeached by the Congress? You selected....Richard Nixon.

I'm sorry that is not correct. Andrew Johnson and William Jefferson Clinton have been the only two Presidents actually impeached by the House of Representatives. --- [On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned from office, prior to a formal vote on impeachment by the full House of Representatives. In 1868, Congress and President Johnson were in sharp disagreement over the "reconstruction" of the South following the Civil War and presidential authority. Impeached by the House of Representatives, the President stood trial by the U.S. Senate, where in May of 1868, President Johnson was acquitted by a margin of only one vote. The deciding vote was cast by Senator Edmund Ross of Kansas. On 19 December 1998, President Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives, and on February 12, 1999 he was acquitted by the Senate with all 45 Democratic Senators supporting President Clinton. (Go here for more information.) To date, no president has actually been removed from office by the Senate.]

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Who was the youngest president when first taking the oath of office, Theodore Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy?













































Who was the youngest president when first taking the oath of office? You selected.....Theodore Roosevelt.

Correct. While John F. Kennedy was the youngest man elected president at age 43, then Vice President Theodore Roosevelt became president at age 42, when President McKinley was assassinated.

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Who was the youngest president when first taking the oath of office? You selected.....John F. Kennedy.

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While John F. Kennedy was the youngest man elected president at age 43, then Vice President Theodore Roosevelt became president at age 42, when President McKinley was assassinated.

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The four Presidents who were elected despite the fact that one of their opponents received more votes from the people on election day were:

Election

President
# of
Popular
Votes
# of
Electoral
Votes
Leading
Opponent
# of
Popular
Votes
# of
Electoral
Votes
1824John Quincy Adams105,321
84
Andrew Jackson155,872
99*
1876Rutherford B. Hayes4,033,950
185
Samuel Tilden4,284,757
184
1888Benjamin Harrison5,444,337
233
Grover Cleveland5,540,050
168
2000George W. Bush49,820,518
271
Albert Gore50,158,094
266
* The Election of 1824 was a four way race that was decided in the House of Representatives with John Quincy Adams ultimately receiving the most votes, 13 states to Andrew Jackson's 7.

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One of our former presidents never ran for election as vice president, and lost the only presidential election in which he was a candidate. Who is he?

Gerald Ford. While serving as a distinguished Congressman from Michigan, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ford was appointed as vice president in 1973, by President Nixon following the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew. Ford was the first man ever appointed vice president under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Then in 1974, following President Nixon's own resignation from office, Gerald Ford became the only man to have become president without having been elected to the office outright or as vice president. In 1976, Ford undertook his only presidential campaign, and lost to Jimmy Carter.

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Who is the only man, other than Gerald Ford, to be appointed Vice President under the provisions of the 25th Amendment? And the answer is...













































Who is the only man, other than Gerald Ford, to be appointed Vice President under the provisions of the 25th Amendment?

Nelson Rockefeller, appointed as the 41st Vice President by Gerald Ford when Mr. Ford became President following the resignation of Richard Nixon, was of course the only other man appointed Vice President.

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How many vice presidents later went on to become presidents themselves,
5, 9, 14, or24?














































How many vice presidents later went on to become presidents themselves?

You answered ....5.


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How many vice presidents later went on to become presidents themselves?

You answered ....9.


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How many vice presidents later went on to become presidents themselves?

You answered ....14.


That is correct.
For a complete list and more information, go to the Vice President to President Section of the Chief Executive Club Page.

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How many vice presidents later went on to become presidents themselves?

You answered ....24.


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George Washington is the only President to have been inaugurated in two different capitol cities for our nation. Which two cities were they?

Our nation's first capitol city, New York, and our second capitol city, Philadelphia.

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George Washington was one of only two Presidents to also be a signer of the U.S. Constitution. Who was the other?

James Madison, who has also been credited as the document's principle author.

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Which national holiday did George Washington proclaim?

In October 1789, he proclaimed November 26, 1789 as Thanksgiving Day. To read the actual proclamation go to the "First Thanksgiving Day Observance" page provided by the Early America Review.

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What distinction does Washington's Second Inaugural Address hold?

Well, at only 133 words, it has been the shortest of all such speeches. You can read the address for yourself by going to the online Bartleby Library.

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What historic event involving President Adams took place on November 1, 1800?

President and Mrs. Adams moved into the White House, becoming the first "First Family" to live there. On his second night in the executive mansion, as it was not yet known as the "White House," President Adams wrote the following: "I pray Heaven to bestow the best Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule beneath this roof."

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What parental distinction do John Adams and George H.W. Bush share?

They are the only two presidents to see one of their children to also become president.  John Quincy Adams and George W. Bush respectively.  [Isn't interesting that each of the offspring share their father's first names?]

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John Adams was the first college educated man to become president. From what college did he graduate?

John Adams was a Harvard man, having graduated in 1755.

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John Adams was one of only two presidents to have also signed the Declaration of Independence. Who was the other?

Well, Thomas Jefferson of course.

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