US Presidents Facts
Funny facts about the American Presidents
- [George Washington] (1732-1799) was the only US President to be unanimously elected.
- George Washington made the shortest inauguration speech on record—133 words and less than two minutes long.
- [Thomas Jefferson] (1743-1826) was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
- [Jimmy Carter] is the first known president to go on record as seeing a UFO.
- [Abraham Lincoln] was the only presidential candidate who was not a Mason in the 1860 election.
- Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be photographed at his inauguration. In the photo, he is standing near John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin.
- [James Madison] (1751-1836) was the shortest president of the United States, standing at only 5’4”. He never weighed more than 100 pounds.
- [George Herbert Walker Bush] is the only President with four names.
- No US President has ever been an only child.
- Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at 6' 4."
- The first president to be born outside the original 13 States was Lincoln.
- [Jimmy Carter] was a wealthy peanut farmer in Plains, Georgia. A farming accident left one of his fingers permanently bent.
- [Gerald Ford] was the first person to be both vice president and president without being elected by the people.
- [Rutherford Hayes] banished alcohol from the White House and held gospel sing-alongs every night in the White House.
- [Andrew Johnson] was the first president to be impeached. He was acquitted by one vote in the Senate. It would be another 131 years before another president, [Bill Clinton], would be impeached.