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In Honor of Our Presidents

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[A REMINDER: TO CALCULATE % YOU NEED TO MAKE A FRACTION. USE YOUR CALCULATOR AND EITHER USE THE F/D KEY OR DIVIDE THE NUMERATOR INTO THE DENOMINATOR. THEN MOVE THE DECIMAL POINT 2 PLACES TO THE RIGHT. RATIO MUST BE IN THE CORRECT ORDER.]

RATIO

  1. What is the ratio of presidents that were in office 4 years to presidents that were in office 8 years?
    What is the %?

  2. What is the ratio of left handed presidents to bearded presidents?
    What is the %?

  3. How many presidents have we had so far? How many were in the 18th century? The 19th century? The 20th century? Make a ratio of 19th to 20th century presidents.

  4. Make a ratio of president's 70 inches tall or more to presidents under 70 inches tall. How much taller was the tallest president than the shortest president?

  5. What is the ratio of Democratic Presidents to Republican Presidents?
    What is the %?

JUST THE FACTS

  1. How many presidents got more than 50% of the popular vote?

  2. What is the range of the share of popular votes? What is the mode? What is the mean? What is the median?

  3. What could be the ways that people became presidents other than by being elected?

  4. How many presidents were vice presidents first?

  5. Make a histogram of presidential heights. Use the following intervals: 5'4"-5'6" | 5'7"-5'9" | 5'9 1/2"-5'11 1/2" | 6'-6'2" | over 6'2"

Presidents in Order

DatesPresidents Vice Presidents
1789-1797George WashingtonJohn Adams
1797-1801John AdamsThomas Jefferson
1801-1809Thomas JeffersonAaron Burr, George Clinton
1809-1817James MadisonGeorge Clinton, Elbridge Gerry
1817-1825James MonroeDaniel D. Tomkins
1825-1829John Quincy AdamsJohn C. Calhoun
1829-1837Andrew JacksonJohn C. Calhoun, Martin Van Buren
1837-1841Martin Van Buren Richard M. Johnson
1841William Henry HarrisonJohn Tyler
1841-1845John Tyler None
1845-1849James PolkGeorge M. Dallas
1849-1850Zachary TaylorMillard Fillmore
1850-1853Millard FillmoreNone
1853-1857Franklin PierceWilliam R. King
1857-1861James BuchananJohn C. Breckinridge
1861-1865Abraham LincolnHannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson
1865-1869Andrew JohnsonNone
1869-1877Ulysses S. GrantSchuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
1877-1881Rutherford B. HayesWilliam A. Wheeler
1881James Abram GarfieldChester A. Arthur
1881-1885Chester Alan ArthurNone
1885-1889Stephen Grover ClevelandThomas Hendricks
1889-1893Benjamin HarrisonLevi P. Morton
1893-1897Grover ClevelandAdlai E. Stevenson
1897-1901William McKinleyGarret A. Hobart, Theodore Roosevelt
1901-1909Theodore (Teddy) RooseveltCharles W. Fairbanks
1909-1913William Howard TaftJames S. Sherman
1913-1921Thomas Woodrow WilsonThomas R. Marshall
1921-1923Warren Gamaliel HardingCalvin Coolidge
1923-1929John Calvin CoolidgeCharles G. Dawes
1929-1933Herbert Clark HooverCharles Curtis
1933-1945Franklin Delano RooseveltJohn Garner, Henry Wallace, Harry Truman
1945-1953Harry S. TrumanAlben W. Barkley
1953-1961Dwight David EisenhowerRichard Nixon
1961-1963John F. KennedyLyndon B. Johnson
1963-1969Lyndon Baines JohnsonHubert Humphrey
1969-1974Richard Milhous NixonSpiro T. Agnew, Gerald Ford
1974-1977Gerald Rudolph FordNelson Rockefeller
1977-1981James Earl CarterWalter Mondale
1981-1989Ronald Wilson ReaganGeorge Bush
1989-1993George Herbert Walker BushDan Quayle
1993-William Jefferson ClintonAl Gore

 

Presidents who were Bearded Presidents who were Left-Handed
James GarfieldGeorge Bush
Ulysses S. GrantBill Clinton
Benjamin HarrisonGerald Ford
Rutherford B. HayesJames Garfield
Abraham LincolnHarry Truman
 Ronald Reagan

 

PercentagePresidents by share of Popular Vote
61.4Lyndon B. Johnson
60.7Richard Nixon, 1972
60.5Warren B. Harding
60.2Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936
58.8Ronald Reagan, 1984
58.0Herbert Hoover
57.4Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956
57.3Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932
56.0Andrew Jackson, 1828
55.6Ulysses S. Grant, 1872
55.1Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952
55.0Abraham Lincoln, 1864
54.7Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940
54.2Calvin Coolidge
54.2Andrew Jackson, 1832
53.4George Bush
53.3Franklin D. Rooselvelt, 1944
52.9William H. Harrison
52.7Ulysses S. Grant, 1868
51.6William H. Taft
51.0William McKinley, 1896
50.8Jimmy Carter
50.8Franklin Pierce
50.8Ronald Reagan, 1980
50.8Martin Van Buren
49.7John F. Kennedy
49.5James Polk
49.4Harry S. Truman
49.3Bill Clinton, 1996
49.2Woodrow Wilson, 1916
48.5Grover Cleveland, 1884
48.4James Garfield
48.0Rutherford B. Hayes
47.8Benjamin Harrison
47.3Zachary Taylor
46.1Grover Cleveland, 1892
46.1Theodore Roosevelt
45.3James Buchanan
43.4William McKinley
43.4Richard Nixon
43.2Bill Clinton, 1992
41.8Woodrow Wilson, 1912
39.8Abraham Lincoln 1860
30.9John Quincy Adams

 

Presidents by Party
Democratic (14)
James Buchanan
Jimmy Carter
Grover Cleveland
Bill Clinton
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
John F. Kennedy
Franklin Pierce
James Polk
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Martin Van. Buren
Woodrow Wilson

Federalist (2)
George Washington
John Adams

Democratic Republican (4)
John Quincy Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe

Republican (17)
Chester A. Arthur
George Bush
Calvin Coolidge
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gerald R. Ford
James A. Garfield
Ulysses S. Grant
Warren Harding
Benjamin Harrison
Rutherford B. Hayes
Herbert Hoover
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
Richard M. Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Theodore Roosevelt
William H. Taft

Whig (4)
Millard Fillmore
William Henry Harrison
Zachary Taylor
John Tyler

 

Feet/InchesPresidents by Height
5' 4"James Madison
5' 6"Benjamin Harrison
 Martin Van Buren
5' 7"John Quincy Adams
 John Adams
 William McKinley
5' 8"Ulysses S. Grant
 William H. Harrison
 James Polk
 Zachary Taylor
5' 8 1/2"Rutherford Hayes
5' 9"Millard Fillmore
 Harry S. Truman
5' 9 1/2"Jimmy Carter
5' 10"Clavin Coolidge
 Andrew Johnson
 Franklin Pierce
 Theodore Roosevelt
5' 10 1/2"Dwight D. Eisenhower
5' 11"Grover Cleveland
 Herbert Hoover
 Woodrow Wilson
5' 11 1/2"Richard Nixon
6' 0"James Buchanan
 Gerald R. Ford
 James Garfield
 Warren Harding
 John F. Kennedy
 James Monroe
 William H. Taft
 John Tyler
6' 1"Andrew Jackson
 Ronald Reagan
6' 2"Chester Arthur
 George Bush
 Franklin D. Roosevelt
 George Washington
6' 2 1/2"Bill Clinton
 Thomas Jefferson
6' 3"Lyndon B. Johnson
6' 4"Abraham Lincoln

 

For links to biographies and portraits of the presidents, visit The Presidents of the United States of America.

 


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