November 2014 Trivia

Q. Who was the first Republican president to be elected? A. Abraham Lincoln B.  Ulysses S. Grant C.  Rutherford B. Hayes Answer: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell, and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, a U.S. senator for Illinois.    Q. Who was the first presidential candidate to run (and win) as a Democrat? A. Martin Van Buren B.  Andrew Jackson C.  James K. Polk Answer: The first Democratic Party president of the United States was Andrew Jackson. There have been a total of 15 Democratic Party presidents, including Barack Obama.   Q. Who said it? Match the names to the quotes. A. Thomas Jefferson B. Franklin Roosevelt C. George Washington D. John Adams E. Theodore Roosevelt F. Lyndon Johnson 1. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” - Thomas Jefferson   2. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” - George Washington   3. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt   4. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” - Theodore Roosevelt   5. “Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” - John Adams   6. “Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.” Lyndon B. Johnson