Quiz: Can You Name These Famous American War Presidents?
Can You Name These Famous American War Presidents?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

As of 2017, the United States has had 44 presidents (and 45 presidencies). Many of them have dictated America's course during major military conflicts. How much do you know about these U.S. wartime presidents?

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Which man was president during the American Civil War?
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Which war president did his best to avoid American involvement in World War I?
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Which war president is the only man in history to unleash the power of nuclear weapons?
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Which World War II veteran guided America through the Persian Gulf War?
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Which war president is also called "The Father of the Constitution"?
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The Tet Offensive effectively destroyed which presidency?
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Which American president led the country through most of World War II?
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Which president was at the helm when the Iraq War began in 2003?
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Which of the following men was NOT president during the Vietnam War?
10.0 of 30
Who led America through the Philippine-America War, which started in the late 1800s?
11.0 of 30
When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, which American president responded with military force?
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Which president died during a major war?
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Who was president during the War of 1812?
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Which president was an ardent believer in the "domino theory" of stopping or containing Communism during the Vietnam War?
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Who was president when the Korean War broke out?
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Following the death of America's commander-in-chief, which vice president was forced into action during WWII?
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Which president fought two successive wars in the Philippines?
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Which American president responded to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident by escalating the Vietnam War?
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Which president tried to buy some land from Mexico but was rejected ... which resulted in an escalating conflict?
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Which president was in power when the British needlessly invaded Louisiana in 1815?
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Which war president guided America through the Vietnam War with the strategy of, "ending the war and winning the peace"?
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Which president finally laid to rest the debacle of the Vietnam War?
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Which president used the specter of weapons of mass destruction as a reason to start a war?
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Which Civil War hero wound up leading American through another major war?
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Which war president inherited a war but DID NOT initiate one?
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Which American president put down the Whiskey Rebellion?
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Which sitting president visited the front lines of the war repeatedly in an effort to gain an upper hand in the conflict?
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Which president won reelection by promising America's neutrality ... and then, after winning the vote, immediately plunged into war?
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During a major war, which president created the Secret Service?
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Which war president's political fortunes took a dramatic turn thanks in part to the heroics of General William Sherman?
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