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    Presidents

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    Ok, Thanks. Now can you tell me how many man become US president? Who was the first president and when was the first election in the history of America.

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    Re: Presidents

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    It might be "Yes, America Can.":
    http://www.news-leader.com/today/050...n20-77920.html



    Ok, Thanks. Now can you tell me how many man become US president? Who was the first president and when was the first election in the history of America.
    George W. Bush is our 43rd president. George Washington was the 1st, having been unanimously elected by the Electoral College in 1789.

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    • How many men have become U.S. President?


    (Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
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    • How many men have become U.S. President?


    (Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

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    Right! So that would make George W. Bush the 42nd man to have become President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
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    (Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

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    Good thing to know for trivia questions. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
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    • How many men have become U.S. President?


    (Grover Cleveland was president twice--two nonconsecutive terms.)

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    Right! So that would make George W. Bush the 42nd man to have become President.
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    Yes, but good old Grover was counted twice, making George W. Bush the 43rd President.

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    You live and learn. Was Grover famous for anything other than being elected twice? He seems to have slipped through my historical net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You live and learn. Was Grover famous for anything other than being elected twice? He seems to have slipped through my historical net.
    Cleveland was reformer. As such, he made more enemies than friends. He was not known for much that was important outside the US. He did get involved with some border dispute between Britain and Venezuela, but I don't know much about that.

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    I didn't realise we had a border with Venezuela.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I didn't realise we had a border with Venezuela.
    I didn't either. I assume it had something to do with one of your possessions. :wink:

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