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  • Trivia Question; What did these 12 US Presidents of our nation's first eighteen Presidents, all have in common?

    1st George Washington

    3rd Thomas Jefferson

    4th James Madison

    5th James Monroe

    7th Andrew Jackson

    8th Martin Van Buren

    9th William Henry Harrison

    10th John Tyler

    11th James K. Polk

    12th Zachary Taylor

    17th Andrew Johnson

    18th Ulysses S. Grant

  • #2
    They were all Freemasons?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
      They were all Freemasons?
      Good Answer Matt, but only four of the twelve Presidents listed were freemasons.
      Guys, This trivia may be to tough, so peeking is OK.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
        They were all Freemasons?
        Correction, there were five freemasons out of the 12 listed.
        Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk and Johnson.
        I have to go to work and my first reply would not come up for the edit.
        The reply delay is the Outdoor Life Curse of iPad users.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
          They were all Freemasons?
          I checked my second guess online and found out I was right. I'll hold off and leave it for someone else, though. I had my one shot!

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          • #6
            They owned slaves.

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            • #7
              They are not uncommon in any respect as they all put their pants on one leg at a time, as all of our presidents have done, and most likely will continue to do so !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rockhound View Post
                They owned slaves.
                Rock, very good.
                Washington and Jefferson are both on Mount Rushmore.
                I guess the protesters will spit that monument in half. :-))
                Lincoln and Roosevelt will still be standing? LMAO

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                • #9
                  Found Online

                  "1 George Washington 317 slaves. (1789–97) Washington was a major slaveholder before, during, and after his presidency. His will freed his slaves pending the death of his widow, though she freed his slaves within a year of his death. See George Washington and slavery for more details.

                  3 Thomas Jefferson 600 slaves. (1801–09) Jefferson was a major slaveholder but opposed the institution throughout his life and promoted legislation to free slaves. Because of overwhelming debt he only freed a few of his slaves in his will. Most historians believe Jefferson fathered multiple children with his slave Sally Hemings, the half-sister of late wife Martha Wayles Skelton. See Thomas Jefferson and slavery for more details.

                  4 James Madison 100+Slaves. (1809–17) Madison proposed the Three-Fifths Compromise, which counted slaves as three fifths of a person for the purposes of taxation and legislative representation. He did not free his slaves in his will. Paul Jennings, one of Madison's slaves, served him during his presidency and later published the first memoir of life in the White House.

                  5 James Monroe 75 slaves. (1817–25) Monroe was critical of slavery despite owning slaves himself. He supported sending freed slaves to the new country of Liberia; its capital, Monrovia, is named after him. See James Monroe for more details.

                  7 Andrew Jackson 200 slaves. (1829–37) Jackson owned many slaves and faced several controversies related to slavery during his presidency. During his campaign for the presidency, he faced criticism for being a slave trader. He did not free his slaves in his will.

                  8 Martin Van Buren had 1 slave. Van Buren's father owned six slaves. The only slave he personally owned, Tom, escaped in 1814. When Tom was found in Massachusetts, Van Buren tentatively agreed to sell him to the finder, but terms were not agreed and Tom remained free. Later in life, Van Buren belonged to the Free Soil Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery into the Western territories without advocating for abolitionism outright.

                  9 William Henry Harrison 11 slaves. Harrison inherited several slaves. As the first governor of the Indiana Territory, he unsuccessfully lobbied Congress to legalize slavery in Indiana. President Jefferson opposed these efforts despite being himself a slave owner.

                  10 John Tyler 70 slaves. (1841–45) Tyler considered slavery evil, but he never freed any of his slaves and consistently supported slavery and its expansion during his time in political office.

                  11 James K. Polk 25 slaves. (1845–49) Polk became the Democratic nominee for president in 1844 partially because of his tolerance of slavery, in contrast to Van Buren. He generally supported slavery as president. His will provided for the freeing of his slaves after the death of his wife, though the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ended up freeing them long before her death in 1891.

                  12 Zachary Taylor. 150 slaves. Although Taylor owned slaves throughout his life, he generally resisted attempts to expand slavery in the territories. After his death, there were rumors that slavery advocates had poisoned him; tests of his body over 100 years later have been inconclusive.

                  17 Andrew Johnson 8 slaves. Johnson owned a few slaves and was supportive of James K. Polk's slavery policies. As military governor of Tennessee, he convinced Abraham Lincoln to exempt that area from the Emancipation Proclamation.

                  18 Ulysses S. Grant 5 slaves. Although he later served as a general in the Union Army, Grant had control of slaves owned by his wife.[1] He is known to have personally owned only one slave, William Jones, from 1857 to 1859.[2] Grant freed Jones rather than sell him, despite financial need. During the Civil War, he enlisted displaced slaves into the Union war effort and had them paid for their service."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
                    They were all Freemasons?
                    Thanks Matt.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
                      They are not uncommon in any respect as they all put their pants on one leg at a time, as all of our presidents have done, and most likely will continue to do so !
                      It was once said of Burt Reynolds, who had a reputation as a ladies' man, that he put on his pants one leg at a time just like the rest of us. He just got to do it more often.

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                      • #12
                        I think it's our turn, Lets remove All the MLK Statues with all the Street & Blvd Chang all MLK Schools & Obama Roads. Before They Attack the Pyramids in Egypt they were built by slaves.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                          I think it's our turn, Lets remove All the MLK Statues with all the Street & Blvd Chang all MLK Schools & Obama Roads. Before They Attack the Pyramids in Egypt they were built by slaves.
                          At the Crooked Hillary Democratic Convention, Michelle Obama said the White House was build by slaves.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
                            They are not uncommon in any respect as they all put their pants on one leg at a time, as all of our presidents have done, and most likely will continue to do so !
                            I guess that each user will need to decide for himself if that was a good thing or not such a good thing ! It may sound rather interesting, we just need to remember there are consequences to our actions in as much as to where we are putting our pants on !!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
                              They are not uncommon in any respect as they all put their pants on one leg at a time, as all of our presidents have done, and most likely will continue to do so !
                              Michelle Obama put his dress on both feet at once.

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