Unanswered | Answered

US Presidents

~67800 answered questions
The US President is the head of state and the head of the federal government of the United States of America. The current and the 44th President of the US is Barack Obama.
There were 9. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Obama makes 10. ewjgjqwokgj President Obama was home educated for several yea f rs by his mother who woke h…
Popularity: 162
Barack Obama.
Popularity: 77
Usually the SOL is 7-10 yrs. depending on your state. Its loooonger than you want to put up with the calls and letters. Steph, its better to make some sort of plan to pay it off. Those judgments get bought and sold over and over. Good Luck   I am wondering about a similar question. I filed …
Popularity: 77
Answer Unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany- sinking of the Lusitania Zimmerman Letter ignoring ultimatums sinking of U.S merchant ships The US had lent so much money to Allied Powers that if the Central Powers had won, the US would also be in severe debt.
Popularity: 46
Answer to question on Woodrow Wilson It depends upon which era one is judging Woodrow Wilson. If one is judging him by today's era then Wilson is fairly conservative; however Wilson embraced many policies that a traditional conservative would never approve of, namely internationalism, joining an int…
Popularity: 74
During the Korean war the United States had two presidents. Harry Truman was President when it began in 1950, and Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952 and was President when the armistice was signed in 1953. The president of South Korea was Syngman Rhee.The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and l…
Popularity: 130
no they did not
Popularity: 29
%REPLIES% Answer The basic answer is that the U.S. was asked by France, via NATO, to keep the communists from "taking over" the French Territory. We sent troops over only to advise, and from there WE were in it and it just went "to hell in a handbasket" to quote a friend of mine. We left o…
Popularity: 0
Dwight Eisenhower sent the first advisers to Vietnam. John F Kennedy sent the first US Green Berets to Vietnam.We could've not have to worry about the Vietnam but the US signed a document saying that the US will help with war with communism without hesitation. -Loveyyup....And Eisnehower
Popularity: 41
Answer John F. Kennedy, in a speech on May 25, 1961, proposed a manned moon landing by the end of that decade. President Richard M. Nixon spoke to Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins during the first moon landing on July 21, 1969. Answer In a famous speech …
Popularity: 120
President At Time of Crash President Ronald Reagan.
Popularity: 123
Chester A. Arthur-- born in North Fairfield , VT on October 5, 1829. Calvin Coolidge-- born in Plymouth VT on July 4, 1872. Both left the state before they began their careers in law or politics.
Popularity: 153
Very little actually. One of her sons claimed she had told him Jefferson was his father. When this hit the papers when he was president there was a major scandal. Newpapers in those days made no pretense of objectivity but were openly partisan and willing to get savagely personal. Jefferson seemed t…
Popularity: 98
No. Jefferson lead one camp while Hamilton lead a completely different camp. In America's first fledgling years, two groups of people formed: the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. Hamilton was a strong Federalist and strove to build the US up into an industrial world power. In order to do this, …
Popularity: 78
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United States.
Popularity: 53
The first five Presidents can all be considered founding fathers: George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson James Madison James Monroe George Washington led the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was President of the Constitutional Convention before be…
Popularity: 79
George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States of America under the US Constitution. He was elected in 1787 and again in 1792 and served as President from April 30,1789 until March 4, 1797. Sometimes, John Hanson is referred to as the first US president due to his ancesto…
Popularity: 768
Washington agreed with the prevailing view in the colonies that British taxes which only applied to the American colonies were unfair since the colonies had no representation in the British parliament which imposed the taxes. As president he defended the right of the federal government to impose and…
Popularity: 66
His first memory was horseback riding with a slave into the Virginia wildness at the age of three. He was born on his father's plantation called Shadwell. He was the third of ten children. At the age of five he learned to read, write and do arithmetic from a private tutor. At age 9 he was placed in …
Popularity: 283
His father was a large land-owner with many slaves. so money was not a problem. However, his father was away on business much of the time and died when George was 11, so he did not have the full benefit of a loving father. He moved in with his older half-brother, Lawrence when he was 16. He mother w…
Popularity: 377
Not so far as is known, why? Of course methods of child rearing were very different then than they are now. He might very well have received corporal punishment which, while perfectly acceptable in his day, would be considered excessive or even abusive today. Michael MontanaAnswer: Not on purpose bu…
Popularity: 69
Because someone who was born in another country, even though they have become an American citizen, might still have sufficient regard or affection for their mother country to put it's interests above ours. Michael MontagneAnd also, because the Founding Fathers wrote this into the Constitution. The p…
Popularity: 39
George Washington spent most of his life at his estate known as Mount Vernon, located on the Potomac River in northern Virginia.
Popularity: 69
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, was the author of the "Notes on the States of Virginia", the "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth", and the "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom", was a member of the Continental Congress, a member of…
Popularity: 72
In order to give the executive branch what they called energy. One man would be able to make decisions and act on them, and rally public support for them, much more effectively than a committee. If their had been a plural executive they would have had to argue everything out before doing anythin…
Popularity: 29
That was to insure that a military coup was virtually impossible. Washington had been the head of the army, and it made sense to allow him to carry on with that position, and, in the time of crisis a singular voice would be able to act in the national interest.Along the same lines, it insured that t…
Popularity: 67
Washington was older than Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, the others who can be considered founding fathers, but Adams was older when he took office than Washington had been.
Popularity: 47
All but 8 were born in the U.S.The U.S. did not exist at the time of their birth.All but 8 were born in the Americas
Popularity: 29
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day during the Civil War, on October 3, 1863. He asked that the nation give thanks for the Union on the last Thursday of November. That made the first true national autumn Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, 1863, recognizing a long-st…
Popularity: 262
One It was President Lyndon Johnson in May or June of 1967. I was on a security detail, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and we were securing the AO for the first link-up for an A-Team of Special Forces, in the Highlands of South Vietnam. While I was about 5 meters from the major, I clearly heard Pr…
Popularity: 123
Well to be brutally honest, not one single thing. When you check the historical record you will find that Lincoln was a member of the "Back to Africa" movement which sought to have all slaves sent back to their "home country". He was also not a proponent of equal rights for blacks, though he did fe…
Popularity: 62
Andrew Johnson Lee was never granted an individual pardon during his lifetime. He applied for one but it was not acted upon, apparently because the required oath of allegiance was misfiled. Johnson's Amnesty proclamation of July 4, 1868 applied to all former Confederates not actually under indictm…
Popularity: 54
The 15 departments of the US executive branch (the cabinet) are : Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services Department of Homeland Security Department of Housing and Urban Develo…
Popularity: 198
Just S Harry S. Truman did not have a middle name. The S stood for a compromise between the names of his two grandfathers -- Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young. There has been considerable debate whether Truman's middle initial should be written with or without a period. Truman himself sai…
Popularity: 263
Harvard has the most presidential alumni (eight ): John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt , John Kennedy, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Hayes and Obama went there only for law school and Bush went for his MBA. The other 5 went for undergrad degree…
Popularity: 290
Teddy Roosevelt, Economic Troubles, and the Panama Canal The main economic problem in the early 1900's were trusts. A trust a combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or an industry. By eliminating competition, trusts c…
Popularity: 266
Answer Sanctions reduced Iraq- The nation in the forefront of Middle Eastern secularism, which sported the finest schools, universities, hospitals and infrastructure and reduced it to rubble. This led the once popularist dictator into a frenzy, and with no money flowing into the nation the school…
Popularity: 130
The New Deal was Franklin Roosevelt's way of dealing with the depression of the late 20's and 30's. Unfortunatly it depended on large government programs at taxpayer expense to employ people and it was not a sucess. Only the advent of ww2 and growth of private industry pulled the US out of the great…
Popularity: 99
:Actually, neither of the answers below are accurate. Article 2, section 1, clause 4 of the Constitution states, "The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States." (note: odd spell…
Popularity: 109
The Queen is the constitutional Head of State and carries out ceremonial duties. She has few powers, and those she has she uses sparingly and only on the advice of the prime minster. She does what the government of the day requires her to do. The Queen is non-political and it is important that she a…
Popularity: 130
Well, he did have one, Charles Dawes, after he was elected to his own term in 1924 but remember that Coolidge was vice president under Warren Harding and became president when Harding died in 1923. At that time there was no constitutional provision for appointing a vice president if that office was …
Popularity: 87
From the issue of federal assumption of the various state debts, to the issue of slavery, to the issue of the location of the capital, sectionalism always played a key role in politics in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the US expanded, the states created were either free or slave states. This was …
Popularity: 46
Roosevelt's New Deal Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s which started when the stock market crashed in 1929. The New Deal was intended to help people get back on their feet and make the economy solvent again. Input from other contributors: The New Dea…
Popularity: 126
This one could go on for pages. The two major events in our history that have increased the power of the Executive branch are the Depression, and WWII.Roosevelt instituted a number of programs (social security, welfare, etc) that should have been deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.Presiden…
Popularity: 35
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Washington D.C. in Ford's Theater. Actually, he was shot in Ford's Theater and then taken across the road the Peterson House, where he died, the next morning.Washington D.C.
Popularity: 32
Hannibal Hamlin (vice president-elect). Lincoln was elected on November 6, 1860. He took the oath of office or was inaugurated on March 4, 1861.Andrew Johnson was not elected vice president until 1864.
Popularity: 43
Age35 Years Old.  Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall n…
Popularity: 45
Federalists wanted to support England and also wanted a strong and powerful government, a national bank, and a loose interpretation of the Coast. The Democratic-Republicans wanted to support France and also wanted a small federal government, no national bank, and a strict interpretation of the Coast…
Popularity: 60
As with any President, there were people who voted against Roosevelt. However, as President's go he was tremendously popular. He was a father figure to many and the only President some could name when he died except Washington and Lincoln. People hung his picture in their homes on a regular basis, a…
Popularity: 71
No. There were some who held that view, meaning that they regarded Soviet Communism as the greater threat to freedom but Ike was not among them. No Patton believed that after defeating the Germans we should have turned our military on Russians and defeated them, while we had our military there t…
Popularity: 73
Woodrow Wilson Wilson died in 1924. In fact, Herbert Hoover was the only former President who was alive in 1941.
Popularity: 44
GEORGE WASHINGTON!! See related link. George Washington
Popularity: 63
Answer According to the web site http://gonewengland.about.com/od/thanksgivingfacts/ Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. It was the last Thursday in November. Franklin D Roosevelt changed it to the fourth Thursday in 1941. Also, quoting from the web site http://www.…
Popularity: 13
Harry S. Truman was the US President duirng this conflict.
Popularity: 23
Answer As a joke, somebody printed up some fake "$1M bills" with George II's face on them. The problem came when someone tried to spend one and the clerk thought it was real. Some facts: 1. The largest denomination currently in circulation is $100. 2. The largest ever circulated was a $10,000 bi…
Popularity: 57
He was admired for leading the allied invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He battled the Germans and defeated Hitler by April of 1945.He was the overall commander of Allied troops in the European Theater. He was considered a superior tactition, but his main quality was the ability to work with and…
Popularity: 106
Two Chief Justices served on the US Supreme Court during President Franklin Roosevelt's tenure in office. Charles Evans Hughes, who was nominated by Roosevelt's predecessor, Herbert Hoover, lead the Court from 1930 until his retirement in 1941. Although considered a conservative, Hughes looked favo…
Popularity: 87
In the United States, a generation of Americans struggled to absorb the lessons of military intervention without clear motives or objectives. As General Maxwell Taylor, one of the principal architects of the war noted, "First, we didn't know ourselves. We thought that we were going into another Ko…
Popularity: 61
Franklin D Roosevelt
Popularity: 45
Truman's Presidency He became president in 1945.
Popularity: 20
Pierce, Harding, Kennedy and Reagan are usually considered to be the best looking presidents. Reagan was well past his prime in looks when he became president but made his living when he was young by playing leads in movies.
Popularity: 68
Presidents on Coins Cent/Penny -- Abraham Lincoln- the first to be on a coin, starting in 1909 his centennial year. Nickel -- Thomas Jefferson Dime -- Franklin D. Roosevelt Quarter -- George Washington Half-Dollar -- John F. Kennedy Dollar -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1971-1978) Note that,…
Popularity: 67
Answer George Washington, because he was so important in founding the republic and then, as president, established with his every deed the precedent that our government still follows today. Answer Generally historians consider the following 10 presidents (in no order) the most influential -- …
Popularity: 63
Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky but moved to Illinois with his family later on.  Hardin County, Kentucky (now Larue)
Popularity: 40
Answer The following Presidents made decisions that had effects on the conflict in Vietnam: Harry S. Truman - 1945 to 1953 Dwight W. Eisenhower -1953 to1960 John F. Kennedy - 1960 to 1963 Lyndon B. Johnson - 1963 to 1968 Richard M. Nixon - 1968 to 1974 Gerald R. Ford - 1974 to 1976 Eisenho…
Popularity: 48
President Eisenhower was concerned by the Communist victory over the French in 1954. His administration then agreed to free elections in Vietnam but quickly went back on the agreement when analysts said that Ho Chi Minh would win and make Vietnam a Communist country. Eisenhower then sent in military…
Popularity: 29
President John F. Kennedy died on Friday November 22, 1963 at the age of 46. He was assassinated by a sniper at 12:30pm that day and pronounced officially dead at 1pm. On Friday, November 22, 1963, thirty-fifth U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m.…
Popularity: 59
Washington's inventions Washington's main creative pursuits were in farming and agricultural techniques--for example, the 7-year crop rotation principle and various fertilizer experiments. His most notable invention, in the physical sense, was the 16-sided treading barn for threshing grains--a c…
Popularity: 56
President Harry Truman authorised and ordered the dropping of the two atomic bombs. He was following up the plans made under the Roosevelt administration. He didn't actually drop it himself, I doubt that he could have even picked it up.
Popularity: 55
Upon Richard Nixon's arrival in 1969 the Vietnam War had already spanned 10 years, entailing tens of thousands of American casualties and had grown most unpopular amognst the American population. Nixon's predessesors Lyndon B Johnson and John F Kennedy had failed to reduce the Vietnam War; primarily…
Popularity: 56
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States in 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson (born August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas; died January 22, 1973 in Stonewall, Texas) succeeded John F. Kennedy as the thirty-sixth President of the United States, serving between November 22, 1963 and January 20…
Popularity: 62
U.S. Congressman, Thomas L. Hamer was pretty much the cause. Hamer erroneously nominated him for the United States Military Academy as Ulysses Simpson Grant, knowing Grant's mother's maiden name and forgetting that Grant was referred to in his youth as "H. Ulysses Grant" or "Lyss". Grant wrote his n…
Popularity: 38
Ulysses S Grant (1822-1885) was the 18th president of the US and the commander of the Union army that won the Civil War. Grant was born in Point Pleasant , Ohio and grew up in Georgetown, Ohio where you can still visit his boyhood home. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1843…
Popularity: 70
Answer Albert A Gore, Jr. 312 Lynnwood Blvd Nashville, TN 37205 USA Taken from: http://www.topsynergy.com/famous-contact/Al_Gore.asp
Popularity: 87
George Washington died of a head illness that cause a lot of pain to the head as he the night went on it became worst as they gave him drastic remedies it made his head worst. George Washington was pronounce dead on The fourteenth of December 1779 in 1885 they built a monument. He also died of heart…
Popularity: 77
"Because his mother had her heart set on her youngest son becoming a Presbyterian minister, young Andrew Jackson received a better education than his older brothers. From age 8 to 13 Jackson learned the fundamentals and studied the classics under Dr. William Humphries and then the Reverend James Whi…
Popularity: 72
JFK was killed on November 22nd of 1963 in a 1961 Lincoln limo.
Popularity: 7
George Washington died at the age of 67 at his home in Mount Vernon, on December 14, 1799. He died of yellow throat (throat infection and pneumonia). He died at 10:00 AM.
Popularity: 87
There is many different answers, because the impact was huge. For Kennedy the central point is the bay of pigs and the Cuban missile crisis. Search them in Google for great links. For Johnson the Vietnam war was largely a cause of the Cold War. Cuban missile crisis Link: http://www.hpol.org/jfk/cu…
Popularity: 65
The town of Shamrock invented Thanksgiving. One day Thomas Shambree said thank you to everyone in his town and arranged a special dinner. They had peas, mashed potatoes, gravy, and the main course turkey. They did it hte next year, and the next and soon named it Thanksgiving.
Popularity: 35
President Kennedy insisted on visiting Texas in November 1963, even though his advisers cautioned against it. Texas was extremely hostile territory, with many Texans violently in opposition to Kennedy and his policies. But Texas was an important electoral State for the Democrats in the upcoming Pres…
Popularity: 10
George Washington
Popularity: 5
We refused to join the league of nation. (??) That decision took place after the victory, ie some two years after the hope of getting peace without victory had been abandoned. Basically, "Peace Without Victory" got nowhere because neither side was willing to settle for it. Both sides were fighting t…
Popularity: 70
The address is...The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC. 20500. The email is comment@whitehouse.gov. The President receives hundreds of letters so one should use a lot of patience and more than a little hope, when expecting a response. Almost none of these letters go to the Presiden…
Popularity: 52
He doesn't have to sign it at all. He can sign it, in which case it becomes law, or he can refuse to sign it, in which case it generally doesn't but that is where the time limit comes in. If he wants to veto the law then he has ten days to send it back ti congress with his reasons for not signing it…
Popularity: 42
The Constitutional Union Party Constitutional Union Party nominated John Bell of Tennessee for president and Edward Everett of Massachusetts for vice president. The party was organized for the United States election of 1860. It comprised old-line Whigs and remnants of the American (Know-Nothing) par…
Popularity: 61
The Electoral College. Each state gets a number of electors equal to the total number of senators and representatives it has. Washington D.C. gets three even though it is not a state. Each political party chooses the people it wants to serve as electors if it wins that state. On election day, alth…
Popularity: 143
John F. Kennedy was President of the United States from 1961-1963. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. While his administration was short lived due to his assassination, his New Frontier domestic program was carried out by his VP and successor to the office of president, Lyndon B. Johnson. Kennedy…
Popularity: 95
Answer It was changed to commemorate Lewis and Clark. The design is modernistic but not wrong, just different. You did see that the rest of the design had changed as well, didn't you? When you think about it, what's the chance that half of the portrait could "slide off" a solid metal coin?
Popularity: 20
Judgments of best and worst are subjective, of course, but many historians would agree on James Buchanan. He took absolutely no action when the Southern states started seceding from the Union after the election of 1860 instead of at least trying to prevent the Civil War. Grant and Harding are two …
Popularity: 73
Answer Although I am not 100% certain, I am pretty sure that (at least during the first part) the president of the US was Franklin D. Roosevelt. If this is incorrect, I apologize. Answer Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 100% correct Answer Harry Truman was the next President after FDR an…
Popularity: 2
The Watergate Scandal (1972-1974) (or just "Watergate") was an American political scandal and constitutional crisis that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The term 'Watergate' refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel was the location of the Democratic Party Natio…
Popularity: 112
Answer The Cabinet is a part of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government consisting of the heads of federal executive departments. The importance is for the president to have a team of people who are there by his side to help make final decisions. As well as congress, the cabinet i…
Popularity: 55
You have to be at least 35 years of age and you must have been born on US soil. In other words, you must have been a citizen since birth. The source of this thresh-hold requirement is Article II, Section 1, Clause V of the Constitution of the United States of America. To view a transcript of the Con…
Popularity: 72
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States of America during World War 1. He is known for his 14 point speech which outlined a plan for ending the war and his subsequent campaign to form the League of Nations and make the US an active member of it. Before the presidency he was a prof…
Popularity: 78
Stephen A. Douglas - Herschel Vespasian Johnson (Democratic) Abraham Lincoln - Hannibal Hamlin (Republican), John C. Breckinridge - Joseph Lane (Southern Democratic) John Bell - Edward Everett (Constitutional Union). Abraham Lincoln won the election to become the 16th President of the United State…
Popularity: 91
George H. W. Bush (B.A. 1948), President of the United States (1989-1993), Vice President of the United States (1981-1989), member of Congress (R-Texas) (1967-1971)George W. Bush (B.A. 1968), President of the United States (2001-present), Governor of Texas (1995-2000)William Jefferson Clinton (J.D.)…
Popularity: 60
Kennedy, John F. (1917-1963)"No, you certainly can't say that."
Popularity: 40