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United States Presidents

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Yttrium, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Yttrium

    Yttrium Well-Known Member Developer Developer

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    So my friends and I were playing a game called Heads Up. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a game/phone app where a guesser puts the phone on their forehead and words from a certain category flash up. Then, the other people have to describe/act out the word to help the guesser guess the word. We started doing U.S. Presidents a couple times. Once we got to over 60 and presidents started repeating; by this point we had key phrases for each president and were getting the answers fast enough that we couldn’t run out of time (time is added every time you get a correct answer).


    I thought that some of the things we associated with each president were interesting.

    1. George Washington – first president
    2. John Adams – second president
    3. Thomas Jefferson – third president, Louisiana Purchase
    4. James Madison – fourth president, capital of Wisconsin
    5. James Monroe – not Marilyn
    6. John Quincy Adams – son of second president
    7. Andrew Jackson – racist, Indian Removal Act, $20 bill
    8. Martin Van Buren – after Jackson, recessions
    9. William Henry Harrison – died of pneumonia within a month, old Tippecanoe
    10. John Tyler – Tippecanoe and ___ too, whitest name ever
    11. James K. Polk – Mexican-American War, 54° 40' or fight
    12. Zachary Taylor – served in Mexican-American War
    13. Millard Fillmore – the one that we couldn’t come up with anything for
    14. Franklin Pierce – like when you poke a hole in a paper
    15. James Buchanan – the guy before Lincoln
    16. Abraham Lincoln – Emancipation Proclamation, freed slaves
    17. Andrew Johnson – the guy after Lincoln, Office of Tenure Act
    18. Ulysses S. Grant – Civil War general
    19. Rutherford B. Hayes – ended Reconstruction
    20. James Garfield – shares name with fat orange cat that loves lasagna
    21. Chester A. Arthur – shares name with show about an aardvark
    22/24. Grover Cleveland – city in Ohio
    23. Benjamin Harrison – grandson of William Henry Harrison
    25. William McKinley – assassinated, mountain in Alaska
    26. Theodore Roosevelt – teddy bears
    27. William Howard Taft – fat
    28. Woodrow Wilson – Fourteen Points, World War I
    29. Warren G. Harding – Teapot Dome Scandal
    30. Calvin Coolidge – silent
    31. Herbert Hoover – Great Depression, ___-villes
    32. Franklin D. Roosevelt – New Deal, polio
    33. Harry S. Truman – dropped bombs on Japan
    34. Dwight D. Eisenhower – Ike
    35. John F. Kennedy – assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, airport in New York
    36. Lyndon B. Johnson – Great Society
    37. Richard M. Nixon - Watergate
    38. Gerald R. Ford – pardoned Nixon, car company
    39. James Carter – peanut farmer
    40. Ronald Reagan – movie star/actor, 1980s
    41. George H. W. Bush – First Gulf War
    42. William J. Clinton – “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”, Monica Lewinsky
    43. George W. Bush – one before current, 9/11
    44. Barack Obama – current

    So, I was wondering, do you think our descriptions for each president were fair? Are these the things that you think of when you see the names of these presidents? What do you remember presidents for/what do you think they should be remembered for?
     
  2. Duster

    Duster dodgerswin 2018

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    ftfy

    also nobody remembers anyone but the last 5 presidents and washington/lincoln
     
  3. Ascarotte

    Ascarotte Well-Known Member Forum Moderator Channel Leader Forum Moderator Channel Leader

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    This is pretty much all I know about most of the presidents, as a non-American:

     
  4. pokemonnerd

    pokemonnerd Only uso listens to pnerd. Devo too. Article Contributor Article Contributor

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    That's pretty much all you need to know if you're not American, in that video.