The US Presidential election heat is at its peak. This year’s election is full of surprises, but if you take a look at the history of America, you would realize that it’s nothing new. In fact, almost all the Presidential elections that were held in United States delivered surprises for the entire world. Here is a list of such surprises that people experienced in the past.
It has been identified that four candidates in the history of Presidential elections have won with popular vote, but lost the election. Andrew Jackson, Samuel Tilden, Grover Cleveland and Al Gore are those four candidates. John F. Kennedy was the youngest person to become the president of United States. In fact, he was just 43 when he won the election and got into the list of U.S. presidents. A person should be at least 35 years of age in order to become the President and John F. Kennedy was the closest person to that margin. A president in United States can only hold the position for two terms. In the history, 12 Presidents have got the opportunity to be elected for two terms.
The Presidents in United States have had different body shapes and characteristics. They had their own unique preferences as well. Abraham Lincoln is considered as the tallest President of United States. He was 6’4” high and weighed over 170 lbs. On the other hand, James Madison is the shortest President, who was just 5’4” high. He had a small body shape as well and weighed just 98lbs. There was a President in United States, who never got married. James Buchnan was that person. President Ronald Regan is the only one got elected divorcee. The mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt was able to vote for him during the Presidential election. In fact, he was the first ever President where the mother was able to vote.
It has been identified that six U.S. presidents never had any children. Those Presidents are Hardin, Buchnan, Polk, Jackson, Madison and Washington. On the other hand, three Presidents became widowers while they were in offices. Wilson, Harrison and Tyler are those three Presidents. The President John Tyler holds the record for having the most number of children among the lineup of U.S. presidents. He had 15 children, where 7 were girls and 8 were boys.
Fourth of July is considered as the day where America got independence. Unfortunately, three Presidents have lost their lives on the same day. They include James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Eight Presidents were unfortunate to lose their lives at the office as well. Those Presidents are William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, John F. Kennedy and William McKinley. As you can see, the history of U.S. presidents has always been full of surprises. You can expect a lot more in the future as well.