Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wayback . Presidents: The Secret History

Learn lots of secrets about every former president by exploring the activities at Wayback. Presidents: The Secret History.

After you have finished, leave a comment detailing your two favorite new secrets that you learned.

78 comments:

  1. Jeremiah9:16 AM

    I had two facts on two presidents that led the United States.

    Benjamin Harrison was sometimes known as The Human Iceberg because he was sometimes he was in bad mood while in presidency.

    Ronald Reagen's secret service codename was Rawhide.

    That was what I found...

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  2. Anonymous9:17 AM

    wow franklin roosevel won the election four times in a row.williams mckinlins new style of a button is weird.

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  3. I think it's intresting that both canidates wore campaign undreware in the 1948 election. Some people made busts of the presedents and put them on staffs

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  4. Charlie9:23 AM

    William Howard Taft was heavier than a baby elephant.

    Harry S. Turman had read all 2,000 books in his public library.

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  5. Anonymous9:24 AM

    2 women shot at Gerald R. But were caught and put behiend bars.

    Chester A. Aurther loved fishing for salmoln.

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  6. Justin9:27 AM

    William Howard Taft was heavior than a baby elephant.

    William J. Clinton is alergic to beaf

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  7. Vincent9:28 AM

    William M Ckinley had a new way for capaigning the button.William howard taft wieghed 332 pounds,like a baby elephant.

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  8. Vincent9:28 AM

    William M Ckinley had a new way for capaigning the button.William howard taft wieghed 332 pounds,like a baby elephant.

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  9. Lauren9:29 AM

    One of my interesting fact is that
    George Washington had to brush six
    of his horses teeth.

    Bill Clinton is Allergic to a lot...
    It Surprised me he was allergic to
    Milk and Beef WOW!

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  10. In the past people used walking sticks .Suffragists were women who wanted to vote.

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  11. kylie9:32 AM

    I learned two facts today at infotech that I thought was intresting they were Aldai Stevenson got a ribbon because he ran for president in 1952 and 1956. People called Bengamin Harrison "the human iceberg".

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  12. jasmin9:32 AM

    Aberaham Lincon use to spy on his neighbor as a credit reporting correspondent.

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  13. john adams taught himself to speak dutch & went to the netherlands to barrow money to keep america from going broke.

    george h. w. bush survived 58 combat missions in world war 2.

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  14. Pokemaster9:35 AM

    1. Adlai Stevenson ran for president in 1952 and 1956.
    2. Women couldn't vote until 1920.
    3. General Ulysses Grant won elections in 1868 and 1872.

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  15. Elizabeth9:35 AM

    Abraham Lincoln used to spy on his neighbors. James Madison had 2 vice presidents die in his office.

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  16. I think it is interesting that a blue bow was tied to Adlai Stevenson, who ran for president in 1952 and 1956.
    In the past people used walking sticks with portraits of canidates on
    them.

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  17. JAZLYN9:36 AM

    I HAVE TWO FACTS TO SAY.TWO WOMAN TRIED TO SHOOT GERALD R.FORD THE WOMAN WERE PUT BEHIND BARS. JOHN f.KENNEDY KEPT THE SWIMMING POOL AT 90 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT WOW!!!

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  18. Dylan9:37 AM

    1. A bow tie boosted Aldai Stevenson who ran for president in 1952 and 1956.

    2. Harry Truman won the White House in 1948 and wore campaign underpants.

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  19. jasmin9:38 AM

    James Monroe was shot in the shoulder during the revolutionary war and no one ever took the bullet out.

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  20. Tiffani9:38 AM

    1.Bill Clinton is allergic to his cat,beef,milk,mold spores,weed,and grass pollens.

    2.September 1975,Gerald R. Ford got shot at by two women

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  21. Mikayla9:39 AM

    George Washington had dentures.

    Dwight D.Eisenhowers dog was banned from the white house because it did you know what on the floor of the diplomatic reception room.

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  22. People used walking sticks with portraits of candidates on them. The guy on them is Benjamin Harrison.

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  23. Taylor V.1:29 PM

    Abraham Lincoln use to spy on his neighbors as a credit correspondent. Andrew Johnson never attended a single day of classes.

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  24. James k.Polk had surgery without anesthesia.Theodore Rosevelt killed 4 mountain lions with 1 knife.

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  25. John Quincy Adams, every year would read the Bible cover to cover

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  26. Kayla1:39 PM

    I just figured out that president Grover Clevelend got a rubber jaw after cancer on his jaw.I also figured out that John Tyler was broke after he was president and coulden't pay a bill of $1.25.

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  27. George washington had a lot of dentures.Also he brushed his horses teeth.
    Abraham Lincoln used to spy on his neighbors.Also his business was to tell who he trusted with his loans.

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  28. Travis1:40 PM

    Theodore Roosevelt once killed four Mountain Lions with only a knife.

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  29. I have two cool facts about two presidents . James Monroe was shot in the shoulder in the Revolutionary War and never took out the bullet. George H. W. Bush flew 58 combat mission in world war 2.

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  30. Travis1:41 PM

    Andrew Johnson never went to school.

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  31. James Monroe was shot in the shoulder when he was in the Revolutionary War, and never got the bullet out because it was so deep in his shoulder

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  32. Ulysses S. Grant had to get a ticket and a fine (20$) for riding his horse too fast!

    Thomas Jefferson got sent a 1,235 - pound block of cheese with a note that said : "The greatest cheese in America for the greatest man in America."

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  33. noah#171:44 PM

    Abarham Lincon used to spy on his neighbors. John Tyler was poor 5 years after he left the the White house.

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  34. Tyler1:46 PM

    I learned that Gerald R. Frod was almost was shot by two women.John Tyler was poor after he left the White House until the corn was harvested.

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  35. Audrie1:48 PM

    George H.W.Bush flew 58 combat missions in world war 2 and survived.


    James A.Garfield's assassin shot him in the back and James died 80 days later.

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  36. Abraham Lincoln spied on his neighbors.

    Andrew Jonson did not go to school.

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  37. Sarah1:51 PM

    Dwight D. Eisenhowsers dog made a you
    a you- know-what on the floor of the
    Diplomatic recepicn room.



    Jonh Adams tauhgh himself to speak Dutch.

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  38. Drew Scholten1:56 PM

    Thomas Jefferson got a 1235 lb block of cheese in the mail!!

    Theodore Roosevelt loved his dogs so much, he killed 4 mountain lions that were attacking the dogs.

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  39. Bethany10:15 AM

    I learned that Franklin Roosevelt was elected President 3 more times after he was done being the president.I also learned that back then people marched in torchlight parades too.

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  40. Braden10:16 AM

    Grant put his head on a bottle cap and got elected 2 times.

    Ike put his slogan on lollipops and won the election.

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  41. Morgan10:18 AM

    Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey had campaign underwear. Weird!!! Franklin Roosevelt had his picture on hankies!

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  42. Robert Taft is one of the people who used a ceramic mug in 1952.One year you could use a pipe to inflate a donkey.

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  43. People that liked Taft might use a Taft For Presedent mug.

    A 1952 jigger was used to play dice and to measure drinks.

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  44. Grant was elected to a second term in
    1872.


    People made coffee mugs that said
    "Taft for president"
    "1952"

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  45. Brandon10:20 AM

    Grant got elected in 1868. Al Smith ran against Herbert Hoover in 1928.

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  46. Lauren10:21 AM

    I learned that Adlai Stevenson used a bow tie to help him win the election. I learned that women sold bags,banners,and buttons that said"women should vote." or "votes for women." because they were not allowed to vote or run.

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  47. Kellen10:21 AM

    Robert Taft had mugs made for his
    campaign. Coffee anyone?


    Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower had lollipops for his campaign."Vote for me and get a free lollipop".

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  48. Jessica10:21 AM

    I learned that people think that Harry Truman won the white house because of what underpants he was wearing. I also think it was cool how they put the presidents head on a walking stick.

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  49. Allison10:22 AM

    I leared two things, one there were campaign underwear! Two is that sometimes in parades, they put portraits on the walking sticks.

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  50. meghan10:24 AM

    I learned two things. The first thing i learned was that people used walking sticks with the heads of candidates on them.The second thing i learned was that William Henry Harrison used another type of walking stick with a picture of a log cabbin on it to show he was just a common man and he would respect other people.

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  51. Andrea10:24 AM

    Suffragists wanted the right to vote so they asked "For Votes for Women" on bags banners and buttons.


    President Franklin Roosevelt won the election and the next three years after that.

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  52. Bailey10:28 AM

    William Jennings Bryan was the youngest president. General Ulysses Grant was one of the most popular persons in America.

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  53. andrew10:30 AM

    William Jennings Byron was the youngest president.Robert Taft lost the Republican nomination that year to Dwight Eisenhower.

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  54. I think that populist William Jennings Bryan was a nice guy because he wanted to make it easier for farmers to pay their debt.I also thought the plastic figures that were mounted to magnets were cool because you can make them fight eachother.

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  55. the youngest presidential canidate ever nominated in 1896.

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  56. Zachary10:36 AM

    There are two things I learned about past presidents. First of all,Dwight Eisenhower won the election with lollipops featuring the slogan I like IKE. Next,General Ulysses Grant won an earlier election by putting his portrait on a bottle cap that was his first campgain

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  57. I learned that Franklin Roosevelt won an election and three more and Harry Truman won
    the White House in 1948.

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  58. Anthony11:24 AM

    William Howard Taft weighed 332 pounds when he was elected.

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  59. He had dentures.

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  60. Theodore Roosevelt loves hunting, but what he loves more is his four dogs.He killed mountain lions with a knife because the lions killed his dogs.

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  61. Antonio11:29 AM

    President George H.W.bush survived 58 combat missions in wold war 2.

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  62. Lauren11:29 AM

    Abraham Lincoln used to spy on his neighbors and then tell businesses who they can trust with loans

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  63. James Monroe got shot in the shoulder
    and they never did take the bullet out.

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  64. morgan11:32 AM

    Theodore Roosevelt had dogs that got attacked by four mountain lions with only a knife!

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  65. President Andrew Jackson had a pet parrot that could talk and even whistle and it's name was Poll. Poll was cussing up a storm at his funeral, so he had to be taken away. Maybe he just missed him.

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  66. After five years John Tyler left the white house he couldn't pay a bill for 1.25 cents.

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  67. Andrew Jackson's pet parrot had to be taken from a funeral because he cussed so much!

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  68. Dwight D. Eisenhower's dog went to the bathroom in the White House and the dog was banned.

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  69. Andrew11:34 AM

    Andrew Jasckson had a parrot that cussed a lot.

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  70. emilie11:35 AM

    September could have been the night Gerald R. Ford died. He got on two different women's nerves both shot at him but no one was hurt!

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  71. Ashley11:35 AM

    I did not know Ulysse .S Grant rode a horse too fast and got a fine for 20 dollars.

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  72. Daylon11:35 AM

    Gerge washington had his six horses teeth brushed daily

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  73. Georye h.w Buch surivod world War 2

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  74. taylor11:36 AM

    Zachary Taylor never voted in a presidential election, but people sure did vote for him.

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  75. Raymund11:36 AM

    George H.W.Bush said he wasn't afrad of danger because he served in the 58 combat missions in the 2nd world war

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  76. George Washington's six horses got their teeth brushed daily.

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  77. I learned that Dwight D. Eisenhower's dog got kicked out of the white house because he did something on the floor.

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  78. Andrew Jackson had a pet bird named poll.He was mean sometimes.When Andrew died he was cussing so bad he was kicked out the funeral.

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