Presidential History Quiz (1901–2016)

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#1 Which president led the nation throughout most of World War II?

#2 Which president escalated the Vietnam War by deploying large numbers of conventional ground troops following the Gulf of Tonkin incident?

#3 Which president appointed Thurgood Marshall, the first African American justice, to the Supreme Court?

#4 Which president hosted peace talks, known as the Dayton Accords, which led to peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

#5 Which president led the nation during the Iran hostage crisis?

#6 Which president implemented the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the Department of Defense?

#7 Which president was implicated in the Watergate scandal?

#8 Which president created the Peace Corps?

#9 Which president signed the Defense of Marriage Act?

#10 Which president was known as the “conservation president” for his expansion of the national park system?

#11 Which president implemented supply-side economics during the 1980s?

#12 Which president gave the “Day of Infamy” speech?

#13 Which president initiated the “War on Drugs”?

#14 Which president won the Nobel Peace prize in 2002 for his efforts to promote peaceful solutions after leaving the White House, making him the third president to receive the award?

#15 Which president pledged to land a man on the moon within a decade?

#16 Which president appointed Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice, to the Supreme Court?

#17 Which president was the second to have been successfully impeached by the House of Representatives?

#18 Which president repealed the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the Department of Defense?

#19 Which president ended 25 years of hostility by opening relations with Communist China?

#20 Which president is the only leader to have served in both the White House and Supreme Court?

#21 Which president approved the Bay of Pigs invasion and confronted the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missile Crisis?

#22 Which president advocated the adoption of the Kellogg-Briand Pact which sought to outlaw war in 1928?

#23 Which president introduced the Cold War concept of the “Domino Theory?”

#24 Which president led the nation for almost the entire duration of the Korea War?

#25 Which president withdrew US ground troops from the Vietnam War?

#26 Which president implemented the Great Society and the War on Poverty?

#27 Which president implemented the policy of “dollar diplomacy”?

#28 Which president began to normalize the US-Cuban relationship after more than 50 years of hostility?

#29 The energy crisis of the late 1970’s occurred during which presidential administration?

#30 Which president proposed the 14 Points at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919?

#31 Which president convened the Washington Naval Conference in 1921 to limit battleship construction?

#32 Which president led the nation to victory during the first Gulf War in the 1990s?

#33 Which president guided the nation through the end of the Cold War into a “new world order”?

#34 Which president created the interstate highway system?

#35 Which president was the first to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game?

#36 Which president initiated the “Good Neighbor Policy” and pledged not to intervene in the affairs of Latin American countries?

#37 Which president ended a period of “détente” with the Soviet Union by adopting a more confrontational stance and trying to “rollback” communist influence during the 1980s?

#38 Which president won the Nobel Peace prize in 2009 for his efforts to encourage nuclear non-proliferation, making him the fourth president to receive the award?

#39 Which president made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima?

#40 Which president appointed Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Justice, to the Supreme Court?

#41 Which president was in office at the start of the Great Recession?

#42 Which president signed the Federal Reserve Act in 1913?

#43 Which president was criticized for his “court packing” scheme — an attempt to appoint six new justices to the Supreme Court?

#44 Which president initiated the “New Deal” in an effort to end the Great Depression?

#45 Which president won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the Russo-Japanese War in 1905?

#46 Which president was elected to the White House four times?

#47 Which president initiated the War on Terror following the 9/11 attacks?

#48 Which president signed the No Child Left Behind Act?

#49 Which president was known as the “trust-buster” for his aggressive prosecution of anti-competitive business practices?

#50 Which president ordered federal troops to enforce desegregation at Little Rock, Arkansas?

#51 Which president implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement?

#52 Which president implemented the policy of containment against the Soviet Union in the Cold War?

#53 Which president initiated a period of “peaceful coexistence” with the Soviet Union and negotiated the Strategic Arms Limitation and Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaties in the 1970s?

#54 Which president stepped up the “War on Drugs” in order to counter “crack” cocaine during the 1980s?

#55 Which president won Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to negotiate a peace treaty following World War I, making him the second president to receive the award?

#56 Which president added a “corollary” to the Monroe Doctrine that stated the US could intervene in order to end unrest in another country?

#57 Which president signed the Patient and Affordable Care Act which required all Americans to have health insurance?

#58 Which president’s administration was marred by scandals including the Teapot Dome scandal and extramarital affairs?

#59 Which president was criticized for cracking down on the “Bonus Army” in 1932 — a group of WWI veterans who sought financial aid during the Great Depression?

#60 Which president signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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