U.S. Presidential Nicknames by BarkerC

Champion(s):

Okrent


Runner(s)-Up:

BeningoS


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following related to U.S. Presidents and their nicknames.

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Questions:

Considered to be one of the strongest voices for independence at the Second Continental Congress, John Adams was dubbed The [BLANK] of Independence.(There are two potential acceptable answers that fill in the blank.)

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Colossus or Atlas

This President so enraged his opponents that they could not even bring themselves to say his name, referring to him as "That Man in the White House" or even just "That Man."

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Two words required: Because by the 1850s, the Democrats were out of fresh ideas, they just kept rebooting Andrew Jackson. James K. Polk became "Young Hickory" and then Franklin Pierce became "Young Hickory of the [BLANK] [BLANK]", a reference to his home state of New Hampshire.

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Granite Hills

In vetoing more bills than all of his predecessors combined, what 19th century President earned the nickname "His Obstinacy"?

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Grover Cleveland

As cool as it might be to think, this President did not get his nickname, Canal Boy, from an accident involving a radioactive canal (though he did fall overboard 14 times during his six weeks on the job working on the canal boats between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.)

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James Garfield

Revolutionary-era Americans really liked their Romans, specifically linking either of these two Roman military leaders to "American" nicknames for George Washington.

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Cincinnatus or Fabius

This man's nickname of "The Tennessee Tailor" made him sound more like a low-end professional wrestler than President.

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Andrew Johnson

"Machiavellian Belshazzar", "The Enchanter", "The Great Manager", "The Little Magician", and "The Master Spirit" meant that this president ended up sounding more like a B-level Marvel villain than a leading 19th century politician.

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Martin Van Buren

This nickname for President Reagan came from Colorado Representative Patricia Schroeder, who was incredulous at the President's ability to remain blameless in the eyes of the public when his administration was surrounded by scandals.

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The Teflon President

This man's efforts in post-World War I famine relief earned him the nickname "The Great Humanitarian".

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Herbert Hoover

They Might Be Giants may help you remember that, in addition to Young Hickory, James K. Polk also had this nickname, given to him after his passionate and successful public speeches while campaigning for the Tennessee state legislature.

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The Napoleon of the Stump

Because he was the last "notable" or Revolutionary War veteran to be elected president, James Madison became known as the Last [BLANK] [BLANK], a reference to the Tricorne haberdashery worn by gentlemen of the Founding generation.

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Cocked Hat