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« Reply #1550 on: June 26, 2011, 08:14:03 pm »
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It was Ford, but then I found out that it turns out all of them are related.

Ok then, new question, it's eaiser:

Only 5 of the first 18 presidents never owned slaves. Who were they?

J. Q. Adams, van Buren, Filmore, Pierce, Buchanan (I don't think John Adams owned slaves either)

Van Buren and Buchanan both owned slaves.
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« Reply #1551 on: June 26, 2011, 08:31:29 pm »
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It was Ford, but then I found out that it turns out all of them are related.

Ok then, new question, it's eaiser:

Only 5 of the first 18 presidents never owned slaves. Who were they?

J. Q. Adams, van Buren, Filmore, Pierce, Buchanan (I don't think John Adams owned slaves either)

Van Buren and Buchanan both owned slaves.

Marty did, Jimmy didn't:  http://home.nas.com/lopresti/ps.htm

This should be easy.  Who was the then former president who basically destroyed his legacy with one speech on the 4th of July?  And why?
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« Reply #1552 on: June 26, 2011, 08:37:03 pm »
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Ooops forgot Buchanan. There were six presidents of the first 18 that didn't own slaves. The one not mentioned was Lincoln.
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« Reply #1553 on: June 26, 2011, 10:36:27 pm »
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@JJ: John Adams?
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« Reply #1554 on: June 27, 2011, 02:14:39 am »
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@JJ: John Adams?

John Adams.

Who had the most total electoral votes, but never won an election with them?
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« Reply #1555 on: June 27, 2011, 02:16:07 am »
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http://www.ksbw.com/r/21404492/detail.html

http://www.geni.com/path/George+Washington+1st+President+of+the+USA+is+related+to+Martin+Van+Buren+8th+President+of+the+USA?from=6000000008211776777&to=353493399110004524
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« Reply #1556 on: June 27, 2011, 02:48:22 am »
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@JJ: John Adams?

John Adams.

Who had the most total electoral votes, but never won an election with them?

Willaim J Bryan?
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« Reply #1557 on: June 27, 2011, 07:56:43 am »
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@JJ: John Adams?

John Adams.

Who had the most total electoral votes, but never won an election with them?

Willaim J Bryan?

Correct (except for spelling : ) ).  503 total from 1896, 1900 and 1908. I think Bob Dole is second on the list.
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« Reply #1558 on: June 27, 2011, 12:39:09 pm »
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To take the question I never got (for getting John Adams right):

Which president has been on the most ballots for president, whether for president or VP?
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« Reply #1559 on: June 27, 2011, 01:06:09 pm »
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To take the question I never got (for getting John Adams right):

Which president has been on the most ballots for president, whether for president or VP?
Nixon and FDR.
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« Reply #1560 on: June 27, 2011, 01:39:56 pm »
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To take the question I never got (for getting John Adams right):

Which president has been on the most ballots for president, whether for president or VP?
Nixon and FDR.

FDR, he ran for VP in 1920, and I think got 179 electoral votes.
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« Reply #1561 on: June 27, 2011, 01:50:08 pm »
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This presidential list begin with George Washington and ends with George H. W. Bush.  Eisenhower, Monroe, and Jefferson were never on it.

Nixon was on it, but got knocked off.  William Howard Taft was on it twice.

What is the list?
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« Reply #1562 on: June 28, 2011, 11:38:40 am »
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To take the question I never got (for getting John Adams right):

Which president has been on the most ballots for president, whether for president or VP?
Nixon and FDR.

FDR, he ran for VP in 1920, and I think got 179 electoral votes.

Nixon ran for VP twice and president thrice.

FDR ran for VP once and President four times.
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« Reply #1563 on: June 28, 2011, 04:56:54 pm »
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To take the question I never got (for getting John Adams right):

Which president has been on the most ballots for president, whether for president or VP?
Nixon and FDR.

FDR, he ran for VP in 1920, and I think got 179 electoral votes.

Nixon ran for VP twice and president thrice.

FDR ran for VP once and President four times.

RMN:  1939 total EV's

FDR:  2033 total EV's

FDR's wins were larger, though it is close in overall EV's.  Had FDR not run for VP, it would have been Nixon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_candidates_for_President_of_the_United_States_who_received_at_least_one_electoral_vote
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« Reply #1564 on: June 28, 2011, 05:06:42 pm »
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My question recurs:

This presidential list begin with George Washington and ends with George H. W. Bush.  Eisenhower, Monroe, and Jefferson were never on it.

Nixon was on it, but got knocked off.  William Howard Taft was on it twice.

What is the list?
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« Reply #1565 on: July 02, 2011, 01:55:15 pm »

Which president was willing to resign if he lost relection?

Wilson?

Yep. Wilson, being a (evil?) genius, thought that the wait between Election Day and Inauguration Day was too long, so he was going to appoint Hughes as Secretary of State, then he and his VP would resign immediately, making Hughes president earlier.

Bump: Wouldn't that have made the Speaker president, or did that come about with the 25th Amendment?

The succession is defined by act and the current one dates from 1947, the succession act in place when Wilson was president, that of 1886 omitted the Speaker and PPT.  Before the 1886 act, the cabinet was not in the line of succession.  The 1886 act was passed because after Garfield died on 1881 and Hendricks died in 1885, there were periods of time when no one was in the line of succession.  The previous succession act provided for the PPT, followed by the Speaker to serve as Acting President until a special election could be held to select a new President and Vice President for a full four year term.  Imagine if you will that when Lincoln was assassinated Atzerodt had gone through with his part of the plot and killed the Vice President.  Then Lafayette S. Foster would have become Acting President with a new election held that November to swear in a new President in March 1866.  The next presidential election would thwn have been that of 1869, not 1868 and until steps were taken to fix it, Presidential elections would not have held in conjunction with Congressional elections.
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« Reply #1566 on: September 01, 2011, 11:36:32 pm »
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My question recurs (again):

This presidential list begin with George Washington and ends with George H. W. Bush.  Eisenhower, Monroe, and Jefferson were never on it.

Nixon was on it, but got knocked off.  William Howard Taft was on it twice.

What is the list?

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« Reply #1567 on: September 08, 2011, 03:07:58 pm »
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JUST TELL US ALREADY!!!
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« Reply #1568 on: September 22, 2011, 08:42:09 am »
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My question recurs (again):

This presidential list begin with George Washington and ends with George H. W. Bush.  Eisenhower, Monroe, and Jefferson were never on it.

Nixon was on it, but got knocked off.  William Howard Taft was on it twice.

What is the list?



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« Reply #1569 on: September 22, 2011, 08:52:48 am »
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This Presidential list begins with Polk and ends with Nixon. The only other name on it is Wilson.
What list is it?
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« Reply #1570 on: October 23, 2011, 10:13:56 pm »
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An easy one:

Who were the last three presidents to represent their birth state?
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« Reply #1571 on: October 24, 2011, 12:06:33 am »
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An easy one:

Who were the last three presidents to represent their birth state?

In terms of living in their birth state at the time elected, Clinton, Carter, LBJ.

In terms of representing their state in Congress, LBJ, JFK, and Truman.
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« Reply #1572 on: October 24, 2011, 12:09:52 am »
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Which president has the highest ammount of votes:

1. Counting VP runs?
2. Not Counting VP uns?
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« Reply #1573 on: November 06, 2011, 10:47:22 pm »
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Which president has the highest ammount of votes:

1. Counting VP runs?
2. Not Counting VP uns?
1.  Nixon best FDR easily.
2.  G.W. Bush edges FDS.
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« Reply #1574 on: November 06, 2011, 11:26:43 pm »
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Which president has the highest ammount of votes:

1. Counting VP runs?
2. Not Counting VP uns?
1.  Nixon best FDR easily.
2.  G.W. Bush edges FDS.

It's the other way around. Bush counting VP runs, Nixon not counting VP runs.
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