So for a change of pace let's play the cool presidential list game. (There is no prize other then I might sing you a jaunty little ditty if you win...most likely I won't though)
Did you know there are 5 presidents who have issued the most vetos? You didn't? Well let me tell you who they are:
FDR (Probably because he had 3 terms)
How about the presidents who saw the most states join the union? That would be:
Benjamin Harrison with a total of 6
George Washington with the original 13 colonies and 5 after the war
James Monroe with 5
James Polk with 3
James Buchanan with 3, which werer the last three states to join before the Civil War.
We have had five presidents who have served the shortest terms:
William Henry Harrison - He only lasted 31 days. He caught pneumonia on the day of his inaugration and died. Bummer
James A. Garfield - 199 days. He was shot by Charles Guiteau - who was a certified nutball
Zachary Taylor - 1 year and 127 days. He ate cold meat with ice and milk which led to a bout of gastroenteritis which led to coronary thrombosis. Yep I bet you will NEVER do that now.
Warren G. Harding - 2 years and 151 days. He got food poisoning which turned into cerebral thrombosis - I'm not sure how that happens but I guess it does
Gerald Ford - 2 years and 164 days. He is the only one who didn't die in office. He was Nixon's successor when he resigned. What set him up to NOT be reelected is good old Fordy pardoned Nixon, which sealed his fate.
Now for some fun Lincoln and Kennedy comparasion facts, You know you love this shit as much as I do.
Pretty cool stuff I know.