Can You Identify These US Politicians?

POLITICS

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Kennita Leon

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

By definition, politicians are professionals involved in the field of politics, most of which hold their position because of an election. Their purpose is to give a voice to the members of their constituencies, states and sometimes even their countries. But as well all know, it does not always go that way. 

Politicians (not all) are among some of the some of the worst people in the world because they were given their platform by the people, but end up betraying the ones who gave them power in the first place. Of course, there are others who are known for doing amazing jobs and doing groundbreaking things that shock some, please others and revolutionizes our way of life. All of these descriptions, in some way or another, fit the people in our quiz. Some have done good, some have done bad and some have committed crimes that are considered to be downright despicable. 

Today we want to know if you can separate the good from the bad. We want to see if you can tell the difference between friend and foe and if you can match the name to the faces we are about to show you. Do you think that you can name all these politicians from the United Staes from just a picture? Let's find out! 

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The man who made history, Barack Obama was the first black man to be elected as President of the United States. Although considered to be black, Obama is of both Caucasian and African descent. He was born on the island of Hawaii to American mother, Ann Dunham, and Kenyan father, Barack Obama Sr.

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Joe Biden served as a ​close friend and vice president to Barack Obama during both his terms in the White House. A son of Pennsylvania soil, Biden studied law at Syracuse University and attained his Juris Doctor after overcoming a few obstacles. In 2008, he was selected by Barack Obama to be his running mate.

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Born in Oklahoma in 1949, Elizabeth Warren was the youngest of four children born to middle-class parents. She says her family lived near poverty. Despite financial struggles, Warren went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University, at which time she had already had two children.

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Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. Being the wife of former president Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton served as the First lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She also held the posts of U.S senator from New York and 67th United States Secretary of State.

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Appointed since 2015, Paul Ryan serves as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Ryan ran for vice president alongside Mitt Romney during the 2012 U.S. elections.

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One of the most iconic U.S. presidents, Abraham Lincoln contributed much to the history of the United States. Born in Kentucky, Lincoln was a statesman before he was elected as president in 1861. He was assassinated in 1865.

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A New Yorker by birth, Bernard Sanders is of Polish descent. Intrigued by Adolf Hitler and World War II, Sanders took an interest in politics. He became a U.S. senator in 2006 and was re-elected by popular vote in 2012.

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A graduate of Harvard University, Anthony Scaramucci's political days were short-lived. An entrepreneur by profession, Scaramucci was appointed the White House Communications Director in 2017 by Donald Trump. He was fired a few days later by newly-appointed Chief of Staff John F Kelly.

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The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, whose full name is William Jefferson Clinton, was born in Arkansas. Formerly serving as the Governor of Arkansas, Clinton became the third-youngest president when he won the U.S. elections in 1993 at age 46. As a result of a sex scandal involving a White House employee, Clinton was the second president to be impeached.

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United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was born James Richard Perry in 1950. Rooted in Texas, Perry served as its 47th governor and served for three terms succeeding the resignation of George Bush. Perry also ran for the Republic nomination in the 2012 and 2016 U.S. elections.

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A former U.S. Senator from North Carolina, John Reid Edwards ran alongside John Kerry as the Democratic nominee for vice president in the 2004 U.S. elections. His political career ended after an extramarital affair ruined his reputation.

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A popular name in American history, Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Fathers of America. Responsible for passing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was a lawyer in Virginia and pleaded cases for freedom-seeking slaves.

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One of the few people to have ever held all four federal elected positions, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Texas in 1908. Johnson became President after John F. Kennedy's assassination. Before entering politics, he had previously worked as a high school teacher.

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A member of the Democratic party, Nancy Pelosi was the first female politician to be appointed as House Speaker, a post she served from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi is currently the Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives.

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A long-time politician, Dick Cheney held several political positions. Starting out as an intern for Congressman William Steiger, Cheney worked his way to White House Chief of Staff and then to 47th Vice President of the United States, which he served for two terms from 2001 to 2009.

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The second-youngest vice president, Richard Nixon was born in the state of California in 1913. He was elected as the 37th President of the United States after his second run for the post in 1968. Nixon resigned from office in 1974.

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The first President of the United States was George Washington. He was born on February 22nd, 1732 in Virginia, and was a statesman and an American Founding Father. He is often considered the "father of America" and served as Commander in Chief during the American Revolutionary War.

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A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, John McCain first served as a naval aviator risking his life to protect his country. Following his retirement from the Navy, McCain became a politician. He currently serves as senior United States Senator from Arizona, a post he has held since 1987.

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Sam Houston is a soldier who is credited with the victory of the Battle of San Jacinto which won Texas's independence from Mexico. Houston gained further admiration after serving in the War of 1812 and thus was honored by the state. He is the namesake of the state's largest city, Houston. He was elected as the president of the Republic of Texas as well as the governor of Tennessee.

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Bill Clinton's running mate for the 1992 presidential election, Albert Arnold Gore Jr, is an active environmentalist. He served for two terms as the 45th U.S. Vice President and was nominated to run for the presidency in 2000, but lost. Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in climate change activism.

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The iconic face seen on the back of a U.S. $100 bill, Benjamin Franklin, was one the Founding Fathers of the United States. A physicist and the man responsible for inventing the lightning rod, Franklin held several posts which included president of Pennsylvania from 1785 to 1788.

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An American civil rights activist, Alfred Sharpton is an African-American talk show host who previously served as White House adviser to Barack Obama. Sharpton is also a Baptist minister and began preaching at the tender age of four.

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Born in Virginia, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a member of the Democratic party. A graduate of John Hopkins University, Wilson became the President of Princeton University in 1902 before being elected 28th President of the United States in 1913.

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Sharing the same name and DNA of the 41st President of the United States, George Walker Bush was born into a political family. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, Bush worked in the oil industry before following his father's footsteps and being elected the 43rd president of the United States in 2000.

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One of the presidential faces carved into Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt served as the 26th President of the United States at age 42, making him the youngest president. A writer, statesman and Republican Party leader, Roosevelt pushed for the Progressive Era in the United States.

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A son and brother to former presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Jon Ellis Bush Sr. grew up in Houston, Texas. A businessman, Jeb Bush served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.

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Unsuccessfully running for the presidency three times in 1824, 1832 and 1844, Henry Clay Sr. was an American lawyer and planter. Clay moved to Kentucky from Virginia in 1797 where he became the state's representative in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He is responsible for assisting John Quincy Adams in becoming president.

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A commentator and writer, Sarah Palin was the first Republican woman to be selected as a vice presidential candidate. Palin also served as the ninth Governor of Alaska in 2006 up until her resignation in 2009.

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Considered the "Father of the Constitution" due to his contribution in drafting the Bill of Rights and United States Constitution, James Madison was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. One of many Virginia-born politicians, Madison, became the fourth President of the United States in 1809.

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Popularly known as Boss Tweed, William Tweed was a corrupt politician in the 19th century. An appointed member of several boards, Tweed has had a great influence and was able to steal nearly $50 million from taxpayers.

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A 1966 graduate of Yale University, John Forbes Kerry served as the 68th United States Secretary of State. A Colorado-born Democrat, Kerry also served as the United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013.

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The son of the second president, John Adams, John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who played a critical role in developing American foreign policies and negotiating important treaties. He was elected the sixth President of the United States in 1825 and served for two terms after which he became Massachusetts's U.S. Representative.

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Born Hiram Ulysses Grant in 1822, Ulysses S. Grant served as a U.S. Army general during the Civil War. He worked closely with President Lincoln while he served as Commanding General after the Civil War. Elected the 18th President of the United States, Grant was criticized for not being able to return the county to its former economic glory after the Panic of 1873.

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Commonly referred to as FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt won an amazing four presidential elections and served as the 32nd president of the country from 1933 until his death in 1945. A New Yorker, Roosevelt is considered by scholars to be one of the greatest presidents of the United States.

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A former American soldier, Andrew Jackson became popular by way of his servitude in the United States Army as a general. Succeeding his time in the U.S. Senate, Jackson became a wealthy slave owner and then seventh president of the United States in 1829.

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A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maxine Waters was born in St.Louis, Missouri, in 1938. She is the most senior African-American woman currently serving in the United States Congress. Waters gained popularity across social media for her repetition of the line "reclaiming my time" during the 2017 meeting of the House Financial Services Committee.

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Initially regarded as one of the most popular presidents, Warren Gamaliel Harding served as the 29th president of the United States for two years from 1921 to 1923. His time as president ended with his death, after which his scandals were exposed.

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Assassinated in 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected the 35th president of the United States in 1961. He served on the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II before entering politics. A Democrat, JFK, as he was commonly called, focused his presidency on managing relationships with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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A contributor to the Progressive Era, Herbert Hoover was an engineer and businessman. He served as the Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s and was elected the 31st President of the United States in 1929.

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A five-star general in the U.S. Army during World War II, Dwight Eisenhower was involved in the invasion of North Africa, France, and Germany from 1942 to 1945. The 34th President of the United States, he was the first to be affected by the 22nd Amendment which limited the number of terms a president could serve.

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A law graduate from Indiana University, Michael Richard Pence served as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. Raised a Democrat, Pence is currently the 48th Vice President of the United States and was sworn in on January 20. 2017.

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One of the most popular presidents, Ronald Reagan was the oldest elected president. A former actor and radio host, Reagan was born into a low-income family in Illinois. He joined the world of politics after giving his speech, "A Time for Choosing," in 1964. He was elected President of the United States in 1980.

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Upon Franklin Roosevelt's death, Harry Truman became the 33rd president of the United States. Truman, a veteran of World War I, was most memorable for the implementation of the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine and the intervention of the Korean War.

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A strong supporter of the birther movement, Roy Moore is an American politician and jurist. He served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama until his suspension in April 2017. Moore was accused of sexual assault during his campaign for U.S. Senate.

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One of the Founding Fathers of America, Alexander Hamilton founded the financial system, the United States Coast Guard, as well as the New York Post newspaper. An orphan, Hamilton was adopted by a rich merchant. He studied in New York and later became the first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington.

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Canadian born, Raphael Edward Cruz became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005. A law graduate of Harvard Law School, Ted Cruz is an attorney currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Texas, a post held since 2013. Cruz was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Presidential elections.

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Founding Father James Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty. After studying law under Thomas Jefferson, he became a delegate in the Continental Congress. Monroe was the fifth president of the U.S. from 1817 to 1825.

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Robert Francis Kennedy was the younger brother of former president John F. Kennedy. He served as the 64th U.S. Attorney General under his brother and as United States Senator from New York. He was assassinated in June 1968.

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Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the run for the presidency in the 2016 elections. Born in New York City, Trump was previously a businessman and actor with no political experience. Since being sworn in, Trump has released several controversial statements and policies.

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A leader in the fight for American independence, John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of America. Adams became the second president of the United States in 1797. Before that he was a lawyer, diplomat, and first vice president.

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