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Presidential Moments: Campaigns

Oct 20 2008
Instructions

From the U.S.'s earliest elections through the present day, no presidential candidate has campaigned without criticism. Accusations of conspiracy, crime, and corruption dog the footsteps of anyone aiming for the position of Commander in Chief. Identify the candidate who received the following criticism:


  1. Accused of adultery, gambling, bigamy, drunkenness, theft, lying, and murder:
    A.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    B.

    Martin Van Buren

    C.

    Andrew Jackson

    D.

    Bill Clinton


  2. Accused of using his father’s money to buy votes during the election. He responded publicly in a speech with these words: “I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy: ‘Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide."
    A.

    John F. Kennedy

    B.

    George W. Bush

    C.

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    D.

    Woodrow Wilson


  3. Accused of being a despot, liar, thief, braggart, buffoon, usurper, monster, ignoramus, scoundrel, perjurer, robber, swindler, tyrant, fiend, and butcher:
    A.

    Richard Nixon

    B.

    Abraham Lincoln

    C.

    James Buchanan

    D.

    Herbert Hoover


  4. Accused of cheating creditors, robbing an old widow of her pension, behaving like a coward during war, being an atheist. It was said that if he became president, surely he would confiscate all Bibles in the land and have them burned, tear down all churches, and dissolve the institution of marriage:
    A.

    Ulysses S. Grant

    B.

    William Harrison

    C.

    Gerald Ford

    D.

    Thomas Jefferson


  5. Accused of being a fool, hypocrite, criminal, tyrant, bald, blind, crippled, toothless man who aimed to become King of America and align with Britain:
    A.

    John Adams

    B.

    George Washington

    C.

    John Quincy Adams

    D.

    James Madison