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Trivia Questions About US Presidents


Free long US Presidential trivia quiz questions with answers.

Trivia Questions About US Presidents

Who called Eisenhower, Hoover and Truman in the early morning hours of November 23, 1963?
A: Lyndon B. Johnson.

Who told Jimmy Carter in a debate: "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe"?
A: Gerald Ford.

Who was the 19th President of the United States?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.

Buchanan, appointed by Andrew Jackson, served as Minister to what country from 1832 to 1833?
A: Russia.

Whose 1800 presidential campaign did the Hartford Courant offer a formal apology for opposing, in 1993?
A: Thomas Jefferson's.

What presidential candidate did Ronald Reagan support when voting for the first time?
A: Franklin D. Roosevelt.


What date saw FDR sign the U.S. declaration of war against Japan?
A: December 8, 1941.

How many siblings did James Buchanan have?
A: He had six sisters and four brothers.

Kitty Kelly wrote an Unauthorized Biography about which First Lady?
A: Nancy Regan.

Which First Lady was born Mamie Doud?
A: Maime Eisenhower.

In the 60s what was the first name of John F. Kennedy's wife?
A: Jackie.

When did Rutherford Hayes serve as President of the United States?
A: March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881


Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a glowing biography, The Life of Franklin Pierce, in support of what?
A: Pierce's 1852 presidential campaign.

Whose assassination was Sam Seymour the last living witness to, until his death in 1956?
A: Abraham Lincoln's.

Zachary Taylor’s handwriting was once described as what??
A: "That of a near illiterate".

What name did romantic George Bush paint on his bomber during World War II?
A: Barbara.

Where was JFK when he said the U.S. "never had to put up a wall to keep our people in"?
A: West Berlin.

Who was the 17th President of the United States?
A:  Andrew Johnson.


What three words did George Bush say before "no new taxes" in 1988?
A: Read my lips.

Who did Abraham Lincoln promote to major general of volunteers after he captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson?
A: Ulysses S. Grant.

Whose 1823 doctrine said the Western Hemisphere was not open to colonization or aggression by European nations?
A: James Monroe's.

Who was the 15th President of the United States?
A: James Buchanan

Andrew Johnson became Governor of Tennessee for four years, and was elected by the legislature to the Senate when?
A: 1857.

What card game did Dwight D. Eisenhower play fanatically while planning for D-Day?
A: Bridge.


James Garfield entered politics as a Republican, after campaigning for what?
A: The party's anti-slavery platform in Ohio.

What date saw FDR sign the U.S. declaration of war against Japan?
A: December 8, 1941.

Buchanan was a dedicated Federalist, initially opposing what war because he believed it was an unnecessary conflict?
A: War of 1812.

What future U.S. president received the last rites of the Catholic Church after an infection following spinal surgery in 1954?
A: John F. Kennedy.

What US President preceded Benjamin Harrison?
A: Grover Cleveland.

Harrison was defeated by Cleveland in his bid for re-election in 1892, due to what?
A: The growing unpopularity of the high tariffs and high federal spending.


Where was Millard Fillmore born?
A: In a log cabin in Moravia, Cayuga County, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

In 1828, Millard was elected to the what?
A:  New York State Assembly.

Who was Fillmore’s Secretary of State?
A: Daniel Webster.

Who was the 12th President of the United States?
A: Zachary Taylor.

During the War of 1812, Taylor successfully defended what Fort in Indiana Territory from an Indian attack?
A: Fort Harrison.

In December 1847, where did Taylor receive a hero's welcome, setting the stage for the 1848 presidential election?
A: in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.


James Garfield is the only President of the United States to have been a what?
A: Clergyman.

Garfield also served as an elder in what Church?
A: Church of Christ.

James Garfield did not consider himself an abolitionist, but he was opposed to what?
A: Slavery.

Who was the 14th President of the United States?
A: Franklin Pierce.

Franklin Pierce was the first president to ever give his inaugural address from what?
A: Memory.

Andrew Johnson is considered among the worst American presidents for his opposition to what?
A: Federally guaranteed rights for African Americans.


Who did Rutherford Hayes date during his time in Cincinnati?
A: His future wife, Lucy Webb.

When did Rutherford and Lucy become engaged?
A: In 1851.

When did Rutherford marry Lucy?
A: On December 30, 1852, at the house of Lucy's mother.

What is the name of the 20th President of the United States?
A: James A. Garfield.

What was James Garfield’s birth name?
A: James Abram Garfield.

When was James Garfield born?
A: November 19, 1831.


Who was the 21st President of the United States?
Chester A. Arthur

Chester A. Arthur was the president of the US for what time period?
A: September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885

Who preceded Arthur as president?
A: James A. Garfield.

What was Chester’s birth name?
A: Chester Alan Arthur.

Who succeeded Chester A. Arthur as President of the US?
A: Grover Cleveland.

Arthur was the fifth of how many children?
A: Nine.

Where was his father born?
A: Just outside the village of Cullybackey, County Antrim, Ireland.