Presidents Scrambled Sentences

Use capitalization, punctuation and word order skills to put the words in order and write a sentence.

©Courseware Solutions for Fun Learning Games

George Washington led the American Revolutionary forces to victory and became the first president. George Washington was unanimously elected to two terms as president. John Adams served as vice president under George Washington and was the second president. Thomas Jefferson, the third president, was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon. James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was the principal author of the Constitution. James Madison was forced to flee the White House when it was burned by the British. John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, was the son of John Adams, the second president. Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans had made him a national war hero. Martin Van Buren was the first president to have been born a U. S. citizen. When William Henry Harrison died nobody knew whether the vice president became president or acting president. William Henry Harrison died only a month after taking office. John Tyler was the first vice president to become president following the death of a president. Zachary Taylor fell ill and died just sixteen months after becoming president. In 1850, Millard Fillmore became president when Zachary Taylor died. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are considered two of the greatest American presidents. Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, preserving the Union and abolishing slavery. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. Andrew Johnson was the first vice president to become president following an assassination. Andrew Johnson succeeded to the presidency after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. President Ulysses S. Grant had been commander of the Union forces during the Civil War. James A. Garfield, the 20th president, was the second president to be assassinated. Chester A. Arthur became president following the assassination of James A. Garfield. Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison were the only grandfather grandson presidential pair. William McKinley was the first president of the 21st century. William McKinley was the third president to be assassinated. Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the only general to become president in the 20th century. John F. Kennedy served as president from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. John F. Kennedy was the fourth president to be assassinated. Lyndon B. Johnson became president in 1963, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Richard Nixon was the only person to be elected both vice president and president twice. Richard Nixon was the only president to resign. In 1973, Richard Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to replace the vice president, who had resigned. Gerald Ford is the only president that was never elected either vice president or president. In 2002 Jimmy Carter became the first ex-president to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Ronald Reagan was the oldest man to be elected president. Ronald Reagan was the first president to survive being shot during an assassination attempt. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush were the second father and son presidents. Bill Clinton was the second president to be impeached by Congress. There have been only two father and son presidents, the Adams and the Bushes. Barack Obama is the first African American to serve as president. President Obama is the first president to be born in Hawaii. To be president you must be a natural born American citizen. To be president you are required to be at least 35 years old. The President is the head of the executive branch of the federal government. The President is in command of the Armed Forces. American presidents are nationally elected, through indirect election by the Electoral College. A President may serve up to two four-year terms. The President can veto any bill passed by Congress, although Congress can override that veto. The President nominates all federal judges, who must then be confirmed by the Senate.