15 Presidential Quotes That Will Crack You Up

15 Presidential Quotes That Will Crack You Up

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Presidents tweet, I mean say, some pretty outrageous things. This is not limited to current events! Years ago a president said, “When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’” Can you guess who said that? It was Theodore Roosevelt, and that’s not the most shocking quote you’ll see here. See if you can guess which president said the following in this funny, multiple choice walk through American history.

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1.

After leaving the White House, which former one-term president said:

“My esteem in this country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now that when people wave at me, they use all their fingers.”

A) Ronald Reagan

B) Jimmy Carter

C) Gerald Ford

The answer is below.

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Jimmy Carter, the 39th President, who served from 1977-1981, said those words. Here’s another one. Who said, “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.”

A) Ronald Reagan

B) George H. Bush

C) Bill Clinton

The answer is on the next slide.

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Ronald Reagan (1981-1989), the 40th President, reigned after Jimmy Carter. Here’s another. Who said, “I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency—even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting.”

A) Barack Obama

B) Franklin D. Roosevelt

C) Ronald Reagan

The answer is below.

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Tried to trick you. It’s Ronald Reagan again. The two-term president was always good for funny lines. You’ll see one more from him later in this list. For now, which 6’4″ president said, ”Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

A) Andrew Jackson

B) Dwight Eisenhower

C) Abraham Lincoln

The answer is on the next slide.

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Abraham Lincoln said it. He was the 16th president, serving from 1861-1865. Who said, “I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.”

A) Jimmy Carter

B) Donald Trump

C) William Taft

See below for the answer.

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It’s James “Jimmy” Earl Carter, Jr. again, and he probably got to spend some time in the White House’s doghouse after that remark. Who said, “Washington, D.C., is twelve square miles bordered by reality.”

A) Barack Obama

B) George H.W. Bush

C) Andrew Johnson

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Andrew Johnson, the Vice-President-turned 17th president after Lincoln’s assassination, said those words. Who said, “If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: President Can’t Swim.”

A) Ronald Reagan

B) Lyndon Johnson

C) Richard Nixon

Scroll down for the answer.

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Those words come from another Johnson who filled the office of POTUS after the president was assassinated. In this case, it was John F. Kennedy. Lyndon B. Johnson, #36, wound up earning a second term. Who said, “Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.”

A) Ronald Reagan

B) Herbert Hoover

C) Edgar Polk

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Herbert Hoover was the 31st president, serving from 1929-1933. Decades later, who said, ”I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.”

A) Gerald Ford

B) Jimmy Carter

C) Ronald Reagan

The answer is below.

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Former actor Ronald Reagan, who set the precedent for unprecedented career moves to the executive office, made that quip. Which president said these words to his former vice president and southern political leader John Calhoun? “John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation, I will secede your head from the rest of your body.”

A) Andrew Jackson

B) Abraham Lincoln

C) George Washington

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The 7th president, Andrew Jackson, allegedly issued that warning, although it’s not confirmed. However, Jackson was tough, and he was known to make equally tough statements. For instance, in a gun duel with Charles Dickinson, Jackson took a direct hit to the chest yet still managed to aim and kill Dickinson. Asked how he could accomplish that, Jackson replied, “If he had shot me through the brain, sir, I should still have killed him.” Which other president said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

A) Dwight D. Eisenhower

B) Ulysses S. Grant

C) Harry Truman

Fetch the answer below.

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Harry S. Truman was President #33. He closed out World War II, serving from 1945-1953, and the quote is his. Who said, “The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”

A) Donald Trump

B) Theodore Roosevelt

C) George H. Bush

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Those words are attributed to Teddy Roosevelt, #26, who served as President of the United States from 1901-1909. Next quote: After leaving the Oval Office, this former President said, “If President Reagan could be an actor and become president, maybe I could become an actor. I’ve got a good pension. I can work for cheap.” Who said it?

A) George H. Bush

B) Barack Obama

C) Bill Clinton

Find the answer below.

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Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, said that. He served from 1993-2001. Who said, “Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I’m the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House.”

A) John F. Kennedy

B) Gerald Ford

C) William Taft

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That was John F. Kennedy, POTUS #35.

Hope you enjoyed playing. Share in the comments how many you got correct.

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