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I'm curious...

Without cheating by looking anything up...off the top of your head...how far back in accurate chronological order can you name the US presidents starting with the current Pres. Bush?


Leave it in the comments section, but don't read anybody elses until you're done!

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jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
My turn:
Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Hoover, Coolidge, Harding.... aaand I'm done.

tiwonge
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: My turn:
You missed Truman.
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swampfaye
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
Bush II
Clinton
Bush I
Reagan
Carter
Ford
Nixon
Johnson
Kennedy
?
Eisenhower
Roosevelt

jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Perfect so far! Nobody was between Kennedy and Eisenhower. :)
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jespere
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'll make sure no one has to feel bad, LOL:
Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan. Before that, I didn't even know the US existed, LOL! (I'm 25)
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, for a 25 year old foreigner, that's pretty darn good! Actually that's as far as 2 of my coworkers got before they started stuttering! :)
tiwonge
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
You could screen these comments.

Bush
Clinton
Bush
Reagan
Carter
Ford
Nixon
Johnson
Kennedy
Eisenhower
Truman
Roosevelt
Hoover
This is where I start to get fuzzy (unless my memory fails me in my old age, and I've already messed up)
Coolidge
Wilson
Taft
Roosevelt
McKinley
Cleveland
?
Cleveland
?
Grant
Johnson
Lincoln
I might be able to get the presidents before Lincoln, if I go forwards from Washington. Let's see...

Washington
Adams
Jefferson
Madison
Monroe
Adams
Harrison
Tyler
Jackson
Van Buren
Polk

Aw man, I'm going to have to look this up. It's goign to bother me.
tiwonge
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
I did much better going backwards than forwards.
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nokiai
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
GWB
Clinton
Bush
Regan
Carter
Ford
Nixon
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Not too bad. That seems to be pretty much the "man on the street" standard.
triqster
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
gah, I'm gonna suck.

Dubya 2000-
Clinton 1992-2000
Bush I 1988-1992
Reagan 1980-1988
Carter 1976-1980
:( Who was Nixon's Veep?
Nixon
LB Johnson
Kennedy
Eisenhower
Truman
FDR
Woodrow Wilson?
Teddy Roosevelt?
James Garfield?
fud
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ford was Nixon's 2nd veep. He was appointed to the office after...um, was it Spiro Agnew left after some scandal.

Ford was the only person to be president who was never elected.
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new_iconoclast
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Only a couple I'm not sure about . . .
G W Bush
Clinton
GHW Bush
Reagan
Carter
Ford
Nixon
LBJ
JFK
Eisenhower
Truman
FDR
Hoover
Coolidge
Harding
Wilson
Taft
T Roosevelt
McKinley
Cleveland
B. Harrison
Cleveland
Arthur
Garfield
Hayes
Grant
A. Johnson
Lincoln
Buchanan
Pierce
Fillmore
Taylor
Polk
Tyler
WH Harrison
Van Buren
Jackson
JQ Adams
Monroe
Madison
Jefferson
John Adams
Washington
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Only a couple I'm not sure about . . .
Dude. I am IMPRESSED.
pr10n
Mar. 16th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Good idea!
Bush, Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nix, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Eisenhower, Truman, Truman, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Wilson...

Total guesses on about 30 percent.
urbanepleb
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Good idea!
Does Nixon get a "Nix" because he left office?
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gigiss
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
Dubya
Clinton
George Bush
Reagan
Carter
Ford
Nixon
LBJ
John F. Kennedy
Ike
Truman
FDR
Hoover
Coolidge
Harding
Wilson
Taft – the only guy to be Chief Justice after serving as President
Teddy Roosevelt "Big Stick"
McKinley
Cleveland again
Harrison
Cleveland
Chester Arthur
Garfield
Hayes
Grant
Andrew Johnson
Lincoln
Buchanan
Pierce
Fillmore
Oh, shoot, is it Taylor or Tyler? Taylor, I thiiink.
Polk
"Tippecanoe and..." Tyler
W.H. Harrison
Van Buren the fink
Andrew Jackson "Old Hickory"
John Quincy Adams
Monroe
James Madison
Jefferson
Adams
George Washington
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Van Buren? The Little Magician? I don't think he was nearly as finky as say, Andrew Jackson, the man responsible for the Trail of Tears.
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missdimple
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, (this is where it gets fuzzy) Eisenhower, FDR.... I'm guessing I'm missing a couple within the last two.

*shakes head*....and history is even my field!
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Kind of a stunner, isn't it? Try asking your friends...the reactions are fascinating to watch.
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urbanepleb
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Let's let the Canadian try...
This will be embarassing:
Bush
Clinton
Bush
Reagan
Carter
Ford?
Nixon
Johnson
Kennedy
uh... Eisenhower?
uh... Roosevelt?
uh... the other Roosevelt...
ah ha! Woodrow Wilson is in WWI...
bunch of guys
Lincoln
bunch more guys
Jefferson
Washington.

LOL!
The sad thing is, I'm probably worse with Prime Ministers, and there are less of them!
But I can name all the Roman Emperors from 27BC to AD 196.
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Let's let the Canadian try...
Actually I suspect you did better than a lot of Yanks would.

And I'll bite...do the Roman Emperors.
dude, not good to stroke my ego... - urbanepleb - Mar. 16th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: dude, not good to stroke my ego... - jatg - Mar. 16th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: dude, not good to stroke my ego... - pr10n - Mar. 17th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC) - Expand
urbanepleb
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
you're going to break a comment record!
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
Seems that way, eh? I think it IS a personal best. ;)
fallenpegasus
Mar. 16th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
(14:41:14) mark_atwood: let me think (14:41:29) mark_atwood: w, clinton, bush, reagan (14:41:32) mark_atwood: carter (14:41:33) mark_atwood: ford (14:41:35) Jeanette: no...you have to post it! (14:41:35) mark_atwood: nixon (14:41:43) mark_atwood: johnson (14:41:46) mark_atwood: kennedy (14:41:58) mark_atwood: eisenhower (14:42:00) mark_atwood: truman (14:42:06) mark_atwood: roosevelt (14:42:13) mark_atwood: hoover (14:42:17) mark_atwood: wilson
elfs
Mar. 16th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
How do you do that "hide" thingy? Anyway, I got:

Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, FD Roosevelt... and then my mind went to mush.
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
Between Eisnerhower and FDR is Truman. He seems to be the one people are forgetting the most. Interesting for the guy who dropped the bomb no?
mitchy
Mar. 16th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
When we talked about this earlier, I could get back to Carter but I needed a little nudging to fill in a couple of gaps so I could take it back this far..

Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Roosevelt

It's LBJ and Eisenhower I always forget *sighs* I can't believe I can never remember those two!
jatg
Mar. 16th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
...aaaand again, poor Truman gets forgotten between FDR and Eisenhower.
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