20th Century U.S. Presidents

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20th Century U.S. Presidents - Quiz

A short quiz about 20th Century US Presidents - Democrats (D) and Republicans (R) - just for fun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Of the four biggest wars of the 20th century (as measured in American casualties), how many began while a Republican president was in office?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    WWI – Woodrow Wilson (D), WWII – Franklin Roosevelt (D), Korean War – Harry Truman (D), Vietnam War – Lyndon Johnson (D)

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  • 2. 

    Who was the only U.S. President to lead a labor union?

    • A.

      Franklin Roosevelt (D)

    • B.

      Dwight Eisenhower (R)

    • C.

      Lyndon Johnson (D)

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan (R)

    • E.

      Bill Clinton (D)

    Correct Answer
    D. Ronald Reagan (R)
    Explanation
    Screen Actors Guild President from 1946-1952 and 1959

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  • 3. 

    Who was the only U.S. president to also serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

    • A.

      William Taft (R)

    • B.

      Woodrow Wilson (D)

    • C.

      Warren Harding (R)

    • D.

      Calvin Coolidge (R)

    • E.

      Gerald Ford (R)

    Correct Answer
    A. William Taft (R)
    Explanation
    1921-1930

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  • 4. 

    Which U.S. president oversaw the creation of Medicare?

    • A.

      Herbert Hoover (R)

    • B.

      Franklin Roosevelt (D)

    • C.

      Harry Truman (D)

    • D.

      Lyndon Johnson (D)

    • E.

      Jimmy Carter (D)

    Correct Answer
    D. Lyndon Johnson (D)
    Explanation
    1965

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  • 5. 

    Which U.S. president oversaw the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency?

    • A.

      Franklin Roosevelt (D)

    • B.

      Dwight Eisenhower (R)

    • C.

      John F. Kennedy (D)

    • D.

      Richard Nixon (R)

    • E.

      Bill Clinton (D)

    Correct Answer
    D. Richard Nixon (R)
    Explanation
    1970

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  • 6. 

    Which U.S. president established the Food and Drug Administration?

    • A.

      Teddy Roosevelt (R)

    • B.

      Franklin Roosevelt (D)

    • C.

      Harry Truman (D)

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy (D)

    • E.

      Lyndon Johnson (D)

    Correct Answer
    A. Teddy Roosevelt (R)
    Explanation
    1906

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  • 7. 

    He sent federal troops to enforce the racial desegregation of an Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.

    • A.

      Franklin Roosevelt (D)

    • B.

      Harry Truman (D)

    • C.

      Dwight Eisenhower (R)

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy (D)

    • E.

      Lyndon Johnson (D)

    Correct Answer
    C. Dwight Eisenhower (R)
    Explanation
    1957

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  • 8. 

    Who signed the biggest welfare reform bill into law?

    • A.

      Dwight Eisenhower (R)

    • B.

      Lyndon Johnson (D)

    • C.

      Ronald Reagan (R)

    • D.

      George H. W. Bush (R)

    • E.

      Bill Clinton (D)

    Correct Answer
    E. Bill Clinton (D)
    Explanation
    1996

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  • 9. 

    He oversaw the creation of the elite “Delta Force” unit of the U.S. Army as President.

    • A.

      Harry Truman (D)

    • B.

      Richard Nixon (R)

    • C.

      Jimmy Carter (D)

    • D.

      Ronald Reagan (R)

    • E.

      George H. W. Bush (R)

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmy Carter (D)
    Explanation
    Jimmy Carter is the correct answer because he oversaw the creation of the elite "Delta Force" unit of the U.S. Army during his presidency. This indicates that he played a significant role in the establishment and development of this specialized military unit. The other presidents listed did not have involvement in the creation of the Delta Force.

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  • 10. 

    He was the most recent U.S. President to be born in Massachusetts.

    • A.

      Woodrow Wilson (D)

    • B.

      Herbert Hoover (R)

    • C.

      Harry Truman (D)

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy (D)

    • E.

      George H. W. Bush (R)

    Correct Answer
    E. George H. W. Bush (R)
    Explanation
    George H. W. Bush (R) born 1924, served 1989-1993 (John F. Kennedy born 1917, served 1961-1963)

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