List of all the Presidents

DiscussãoUS Presidents Challenge (USPC)

Aderi ao LibraryThing para poder publicar.

List of all the Presidents

Este tópico está presentemente marcado como "adormecido"—a última mensagem tem mais de 90 dias. Pode acordar o tópico publicando uma resposta.

Editado: Nov 26, 2009, 10:49pm

 1. George Washington, 1789-1797 20 
2. John Adams, 1797-1801 16
3. Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809 10
4. James Madison, 1809-1817 8
5. James Monroe, 1817-1825 7
6. John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829 6
7. Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837 6
8. Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841 3
9. Wm. Henry Harrison, 1841 0
10. John Tyler, 1841-1845 0
11. James Knox Polk, 1845-1849 2
12. Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850 1
13. Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853 0
14. Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857 1
15. James Buchanan, 1857-1861 2
16. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 7
17. Andrew Johnson, 1865-1869 2
18. Ulysses S Grant, 1869-1877 1
19. Rutherford B Hayes, 1877-1881 0
20. James Abram Garfield, 1881 0
21. Chester A Arthur, 1881-1885 0
22. Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889 2
23. Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893 1
25. William McKinley, 1897-1901 1
26. Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 4
27. William Howard Taft, 1909-1913 0
28. Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921 3
29. Warren G Harding, 1921-1923 1
30. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929 0
31. Herbert C Hoover, 1929-1933 1
32. Franklin D Roosevelt, 1933-1945 2
33. Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953 4
34. Dwight D Eisenhower 1953-1961 1
35. John F Kennedy, 1961-1963 1
36. Lyndon B Johnson, 1963-1969 4
37. Richard M Nixon, 1969-1974 2
38. Gerald R Ford, 1974-1977 2
39. James E Carter, Jr., 1977-1981 1
40. Ronald W Reagan, 1981-1989. 2
41. George H W Bush, 1989-1993 1
42. William J Clinton, 1993-2001 2
43. George W Bush, 2001-2009 2
44. Barack Obama 2009- 2

Dez 8, 2008, 11:02am

Sure, why not! I just finished reading Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Biography by James McPherson, so I'll start with that one.

Might I suggest in setting up threads, we not each have our own, but organize the threads around the Presidents? That way, I can properly abuse McCullough's popular attempts to redeem that rascal Adams in just one place!

Editado: Dez 8, 2008, 12:12pm

Great Idea! So we'll just have 44 - each president and a general.
Let's try to number the threads so that they can be sorted by number and keep some kind of order. i.e. 16 - Lincoln
Welcome to the group!

Editado: Dez 8, 2008, 1:23pm

I like that idea also, but would like a thread where we can see how we're all doing toward the goal. How about a ticker thread like they're doing on the 999? I can get that started if you want.

Dez 8, 2008, 1:27pm

Nuther question---what about good hints, tips, etc on related books. Suppose i read a great bio of a presidential spouse, or a history set in the period that sheds additional light on the subject? Should a post about that (not counting against the challenge number but giving good tips to fellow LTers) go on the numbered President's thread, or do you want us to start a separate thread? should we perhaps have a Books related to Presidents- not biographies thread?

Dez 8, 2008, 6:24pm

I definitely like the ''''Books related at the Presidents - not biographies''' provided that we are not looking at ''fiction''. This challenge is definitely '''''non-fiction only'''''.

Since I already have my ticker setup, I'll go ahead and setup the thread.

Editado: Dez 8, 2008, 10:26pm

What a wonderful idea. Tutu mentioned that it was being planned over in the 999 challenge group, but I thought it would be for next year. I don't want another "challenge", but I can't resist hanging around here, so count me in. Since I joined LT earlier this year, I generally haven't gone back to enter books I read previously. But for this group, I may make an exception and go back and find the presidential biographies I've already read - so that no one here thinks I'm skipping anyone. I've also found some interesting books about some of the other founders that I'll mention of the non-presidential thread when I find them again.

I do remember one book I read that included biographical info about the presidencies of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson all in one book. Shall I mention it on all 3 threads?

ETA - I like the fun facts you are including on the beginning of each thread. I love trivia!

Dez 8, 2008, 10:34pm

WELCOME, welcome.
Tutu and I felt that a 4 year timeframe wouldn't put a strain on anyone in any of the other challenges.

If it's about the presidents just put it in that thread or all three.

Editado: Dez 11, 2008, 12:10pm

I'm distantly related to Taft, so this will be fun. I'm also going to co-opt sjmccreary's thought and post some books I've already read. And the time frame is good--at least it's a presidential term, and not a representative term!

Plus, I think there should be a thread about the First Ladies. Many of them were far more interesting that their respective spouses, and sharp and clever ladies of their times. I have a biography of Nellie Taft sitting on my TBR list, but there are lots of interesting reads out there on "Lemonade Lucy" Hayes, Dollie Madison, Abigail Adams, Mary Todd Lincoln, and the two Mrs. Wilsons, not to mention more current spouses.

Dez 16, 2008, 12:09pm

I'm in! I probably won't get much done in 2009, unless I drastically change my 999 categories, but I could switch a few out in the "older than me" category (or look for presidential bios in "airport shops" - can probably pick up something on Obama that way). So, I guess I may be more of a "lurker," watching what you all read and getting ideas for a big bio push in 2010!

Glad to see we are taking credit for some previously read bios - I read Nixon and Kissinger (a bio of both of them actually, and their interaction) this year, and will list that and post some comments on it.

This will be a challenging challenge for me - I appreciate the 4 years though!

Jan 20, 2009, 1:11pm

Did you know?
Before he became president, Lyndon Johnson was a teacher at a small school in South Texas.
Before he became president, Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton University.
Only one president was a preacher -- James Garfield.
Did you know that William Howard Taft is the only President who served as both President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
President John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his collection of essays, Profiles in Courage.
Both George Washington and Jimmy Carter were farmers before they became president -- President Washington was a planter and a farmer at his home in Mount Vernon, and Before he was President, Jimmy Carter ran his family's peanut farm in Plains, Georgia.
Before he became president, Barack Obama was a U.S. Senator. Before that, he was an Illinois State Senator, and before that he was a community organizer in Chicago.
The President's personal office is called the oval office. Any plane he flies on is called Air Force One, and any helicopter is called Marine One.
The "S" in Harry S. Truman's name isn't short for anything. The President was named after both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young. The initial honors them both.
The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia -- where the bell now-known as the Liberty Bell rang out to call the city's population together on July 8, 1776.
On July 9, 1776, General George Washington gave an order for the Declaration of Independence to be read to his army.
In the early part of the 19th century, a network called the Underground Railroad, which received its name in 1831, helped escaped slaves gain freedom. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman helped 300 slaves gain freedom during the 1800s.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship resulting from the diplomatic relationship between the United States and France.
President Lincoln owned only one home during his lifetime -- in Springfield, Ill.
President Jefferson spent more than 40 years designing and building his home in Charlottesville, VA known as Monticello. The President admired classical architecture and incorporated this style into his home.
President Jackson's estate outside of Nashville, TN was known as the Hermitage.
President Richard M. Nixon was offered a position as a player's representative to the Major League Baseball Players Association in 1965. He declined, stating that he was needed in politics. Nixon served as President from 1969 to 1974.
George H.W. Bush played first base on the Yale University team that twice reached the finals of the College World Series.
Grace Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, could often be found keeping a perfect scorecard while watching baseball games in the presidential box.
In 1915, Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend the World Series, where he and his fiance, Edith Gault, made their first public appearance since announcing their engagement. The President insisted on paying for his own tickets.
In 1787, just four years after the end of war with Great Britain, 55 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to replace the Articles of Confederation. The Constitutional Convention led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787.
On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution.
The first day Congress conducted business under the Constitution was April 6, 1789. On this day, members of Congress counted the votes of the electors, who unanimously elected George Washington as the nation's first president.
In order to amend the Constitution, three quarters of all states must vote in favor before the proposed amendment becomes law.

Jan 23, 2009, 2:50pm

deniro is watching and sent me this link, I thought this was very interesting.

Jan 24, 2009, 3:37pm

More interesting bits (adapted from the October 30 2008 edition of the Pine Creek Journal) - some overlap with the above post:
*The candidate with the highest popular vote was Ronald Reagan in 1984.
*The candidate with the highest electoral vote was also Reagan in 1984 with 525.
*The candidate carrying the most states was Richard Nixon, 1979 and Reagan, 1984 with 49.
*George Washington is the only U.S. president to ever be elected unanimously. He carried all 69 electoral votes.
*The oldest person to ever be elected to office was Reagan at 69.
*The youngest person to become president was John F. Kennedy at 42.
*Until Obama, all presidents' ancestry was limited to the following seven heritages, or some combination thereof: Dutch, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss or German.
*Nixon was the first president to visit all 50 states. He is also the first to visit China.
*William Taft was the first president to own a car.
*Grover Cleveland was the only president to be elected in non-consecutive terms (1885-89, 1893-97).
*Herbert Hoover was the first president born west of the Mississippi River.
*Benjamin Harrison was the only president to be a grandson of a president (William Henry Harrison) and great-grandson to a signer of the Declaration of Independence (Benjamin Harrison).

Editado: Jan 26, 2009, 4:54pm

>13 LisaMorr:

The source may be dated October 2008, but the info is a bit out of date.

Reagan's popular vote in 1984 was 54,455,472.
In 2004 the vote count was 62,040,610 for GW Bush (possibly with the help of those Diebold machines) and 59,028,439 for Kerry.
In 2008, the count was 69,438,983 for Obama and 59,930,551 for McCain.

If they meant % of popular vote, Reagan had 58.77% in 1984.
LBJ had 61.05% in 1964.
FDR had 60.80% in 1936.
Nixon had 60.67% in 1972 (although two years later you could hardly find anyone who would admit to voting for him).
Harding had 60.32% in 1920.
Hoover came close to Reagan's popular vote with 58.21% in 1928.

At the other end of the scale, John Quincy Adams took the win in 1824, although he had only 30.92% of the popular vote, and Andrew Jackson had 41.36%. The election was decided by the House of Representatives because no candidate had a majority of the electoral vote.

ETA: I used this source.

Jan 28, 2009, 11:15am

Thanks for the update. I have no idea anymore how to determine what is correct/'true' anymore.

Jan 30, 2009, 3:09pm

Just to let you know , I will be updating the list of Presidents showing the count for each one. Please be sure to indicate on the ticker thread your list of completed presidents when you get an opportunity so that I can keep us all appraised of where we stand. (Remember you don't hae to have at ticker just keep the list of your finished ones there.

I think we are doing great and everyone seems to be getting excited.(if we keep up this pace we'll be finished well before Obama) Not surprising that George Washington and John Adams are in the lead, what does surprise me is the three tied for 3rd place - Woodrow Wilson, T Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.

Remember any questiions, suggestions, or miscellaneous insights, just put on the general thread for all to read.

Ago 31, 2009, 2:51pm

We've broken into the triple digits in our bio reading, we're moving along great!

Editado: Fev 21, 2011, 8:37am

Presidents of the United States: Resource Guides (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

43 Facts about 44 Presidents – Neatorama (15 December 2009)

The 43 most romantically appealing American presidents -- in order.

H W Brands on American Presidents