Historically speaking, the United States is very young with just 43 presidents having served the American people. At the same time — there are many facts that even a large number of Americans don’t realize about our US Presidents.
Were you aware that James Buchanan was the only bachelor to ever be elected as president? While on the topic of relationship status’, Ronald Reagan is the only divorced man to have been sworn in to the oval office.
I bet you didn’t know that eight presidents have died while in office. That seems like a high number considering the amounts of presidents we’ve had.
Keep on reading to find out 10 more mind-blowing facts about former US Presidents.
The 2000 Election Wasn’t The First Time That A Candidate Won The Popular Vote, But Lost The Election:
This has happened four times in the past. The first time was in 1824 when Andrew Jackson won the popular vote, but received less than 50% of electoral votes. The House of Representatives chose John Quincy Adams to be the next president. In 1876, Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, but Rutherford B. Hayes received just one more electoral vote compared to Tilden. In 1888, Grover Cleveland won the popular vote, but lost to Benjamin Harrison after being crushed in electoral votes. The last time this happened was in 2000 when Al Gore won the popular vote, but George Bush ultimately won in the electoral vote.