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.