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Presidential Moments: Hail to the Chief Nicknames

Dec 8 2008
Instructions
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When you're in the public eye (and the press) as much as the U.S. Commander in Chief, it's difficult to avoid gathering a few unofficial titles. What do these names tell us about how presidents were perceived—or how people wanted them to be perceived? Match the President to his nickname.


  1. “Flying Dutchman”:
    A.

    Woodrow Wilson

    B.

    William McKinley

    C.

    Franklin Roosevelt

    D.

    Franklin Pierce

    E.

    Martin Van Buren


  2. The “Plodder”:
    A.

    Herbert Hoover

    B.

    John Quincy Adams

    C.

    James K. Polk

    D.

    Zachary Taylor

    E.

    Grover Cleveland


  3. “General Mum”:
    A.

    William Henry Harrison

    B.

    Harry S. Truman

    C.

    Dwight Eisenhower

    D.

    George Washington

    E.

    Ulysses S. Grant


  4. The “Usurper”:
    A.

    John Adams

    B.

    Rutherford B. Hayes

    C.

    Andrew Jackson

    D.

    Richard Nixon

    E.

    Benjamin Harrison


  5. “Mr. Malaprop”:
    A.

    Calvin Coolidge

    B.

    Lindon Johnson

    C.

    Jimmy Carter

    D.

    Andrew Johnson

    E.

    William Howard Taft


  6. “Chief of the One Liners”:
    A.

    George W. Bush

    B.

    Warren G. Harding

    C.

    Chester Arthur

    D.

    James Buchanan

    E.

    Ronald Reagan