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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.
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