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1. I was the first man to have a son who also became President of the United States. I was also the first Vice President. Who was I?
2. I was the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II. I was so popular with the American people after the war that I was elected President twice, in 1952 and 1956. Who was I?
3. During my one term as President, the United States went to war with Mexico. In 1848, gold was discovered in California, and the California gold rush began. Who was I?
4. I was the first president ever born in the Deep South. I served as governor of my home state before I became President. During my one term in office, I watched helplessly as a serious accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant threatened the citizens of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Iranian militants took over the American embassy in Tehran. Who was I?
5. I won both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Medal of Honor. Before becoming President, I served at various times in several different government offices, most notably as New York City Police Commissioner, Civil Service Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Governor of New York. Who was I?
6. During my two terms in office, the site for the permanent seat of the federal government was chosen. Even more important was the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to our nation's great Constitution, which happened during my first term. Who was I?
7. I presided over the United States while it was divided over the issues of slavery and secession. With great sorrow, I watched as over 662,000 of my fellow countrymen died during the terrible war that not only preserved the Union but strengthened it as well. Who was I?
8. My predecessor was the second Chief Executive to die from an assassin's bullet. He was shot in the back at a train station on July 2, 1881, and he died two months later. Who was my predecessor?
9. Before becoming the Vice Presidential candidate in 1880, I had served as a Customs Officer in New York City. In 1880, I was chosen as the running mate for the Republican candidate for President. When my predecessor as president died in office on September 19, 1881, I became President. Who was I?
10. My grandfather was also President, but he only served for one month before he died in office. During my one term as Chief Executive, I had the distinct pleasure to sign into law bills that admitted both North Dakota and South Dakota into the Union. Who was I?
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