Surprising facts about  US presidents

George Washington (1789-1797): Washington never ran for the presidency for any political party.

John Adams (1797-1801): Adams traveled to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s.

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809): Along with James Madison, Jefferson was once arrested in Vermont for taking a carriage ride on a Sunday.

James Madison (1809-1817): The Father of the Constitution was the shortest and lightest president.

James Monroe (1817-1825): The capital of Liberia, Monrovia, is named after Monroe.

John Quincy Adams (1825-1829): Adams liked to skinny dip in the Potomac River.

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837): Jackson participated in many duels.

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841): Van Buren was the first president born in the United States as a country.

William Henry Harrison (1841):  Harrison had a pet goat with him at the White House during his short tenure as president.

John Tyler (1841-1845): Tyler was the only president to hold office in the Confederacy.

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