Interesting Facts About U.S. Presidents 1

They’ve signed the bills that have led to the opportunities available to us today and have made decisions that changed the course of history. In this article, you will learn more about some of the Presidents of the United States, including Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Ulysses S Grant.

The 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, had the ability to read Greek, Latin, French and English.

You may never look at the Potomac River again, as it was once the skinny dipping location of John Quincy Adams, who used to get up two hours before sunrise just to indulge in the act. Adams was the 6th President of the United States.

It’s odd to think of a President of the United States as someone who has killed another, but Andrew Jackson (better known as ‘Old Hickory’) is the only president to ever take the life of a man during a duel. He served as the 7th President of the United States.

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States and was actually arrested for running over a woman while driving his carriage in Washington, DC. Luckily, the charges were eventually dropped.

The title of the first President has always been a little hazy, as the first President of the American colonies was not the infamous George Washington. From 1781 to 1782, John Hanson, who was a Constitutional Congress Representative from Maryland, served as the third President of the US Constitutional Congress. He was also the first representative to serve a full 1-year term and have the pleasure of being called the President of the United States in Congress Assembled. Additionally, it was he that approved and certified the Great Seal of the United States.

Ulysses S Grant (the 18th President of the United States) received a speeding ticket for $20 for riding his horse too fast on a street in Washington. He was also made to walk back after the incident.

A unique talent that James Garfield (our 20th President of the United States) possessed was the ability to write in Latin with one hand, while writing in Greek with the other hand , all at the same time. He enjoyed entertaining his guests with this trick.

When it comes to dodging the draft, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were not the only ones to avoid seeing conflict overseas. Grover Cleveland was accused by the opposing candidate as being one during his Presidential Election. All of this came about because Cleveland paid a man $150 to take his place, which was a legal act permitted under the Conscription Act of 1863. Grover Cleveland is also one of the only presidents to accomplish the feat of serving two non-consecutive terms (1885,1889 and 1893,1897), making him the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Interestingly, he is the only one to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents.