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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Can You Name That President?

Can You Name That President?

While we can’t give the winners a Cherry Pie, we can give you our favorite Cherry Pie recipe (you can even submit your own).

1. Who was the only president never to marry?

2. Who was the first president to wear a beard?

3. Who was president for the shortest amount of time?

4. What King became president?

5. From what law school did Abraham Lincoln graduate?

6. Who was the first president born in a log cabin?

7. What four presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Give up?

1. James Buchanan is the only president who wasn’t married. During his term, his niece, Harriet Lane, played the role of First Lady.

2. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to wear a beard.

3. William Henry Harrison died on his 31st day in office.

4. Born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., Gerald Ford, Jr. became our 28th president and was our first “King” to be elected.

5. Lincoln never attended law school.

6. Andrew Jackson.

7. Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 earned a Noble Peace Prize for his part in helping to end the Russo-Japanese war, and Woodrow Wilson, in 1919 for his efforts in helping create the League of Nations. And former president Jimmy Carter won it in 2002 for his “untiring efforts” over decades to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts and to advance democracy and human rights. Barack Obama won the prize in 2009 for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

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