Politics Facts

Politics Facts

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    Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
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    George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
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    President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!
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    George W. Bush was also the head of the cheerleading team in his high school.
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    John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy!

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    Theodore Roosevelt read at least one book every day.
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    Richard Nixon was so good at poker that most of his first campaign for the House of Representatives was funded by poker winnings from his time in the navy.
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    Daniel Webster, who ran for president and lost three times, declined the Vice Presidency twice, thinking it a worthless office. Both presidents who offered it later died in office, meaning that if he had accepted, he would’ve become president after all.
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    John F. Kennedy ordered over 1,000 Cuban cigars for personal use just hours before he made them illegal.
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    Sales of the Guy Fawkes mask - used by protesters all over the world as a symbol of their fight against government corruption and corporate power - all go to Time Warner.
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    In 1916, a US amendment was proposed to put all acts of war to a national vote. If you voted yes you would have to register as a volunteer for service in the United States Army.
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    In ancient Athens, the worlds first democracy, they had a process called ostracism, where once a year the people could vote on the politician they thought was most destructive to the democratic process. The “winner” was banished from Athens for 10 years.
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    Former U.S. Congressman John Jenrette once had sex with his wife on the steps of the Capitol Building during a break in a late night Congressional session.
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    There was a pre-WWII movement called Technocracy, which held that scientists and engineers should take over the government and economy from politicians and economists. The leader of the movement was known as the Great Engineer.
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    The Queen of England, who once enjoyed extensive powers and authority over almost the whole world, and despite all her present majesty and glory, is not allowed to enter the House of Commons simply because she is not its member!
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    Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
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    President Lyndon Johnson smoked at least 3 packs of cigarettes a day.
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    The system of democracy was introduced 2,500 years ago in Athens, Greece.
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    No president of the United States was an only child for his parents.
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    Kim Jong-il is only 5' 2'' tall. He wears four-inch lifts in his shoes to compensate for his short stature.
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    When George W. Bush was 30 years old, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
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    George W. Bush was also the head of the cheerleading team in his high school.
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    President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!
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    Of all things, Andrew Jackson's tombstone does not mention that he served as the president of the United States!
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    No president of the United States was an only child.
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    John F. Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic President of the USA!
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    John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy!
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    Jimmy Carter is the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
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    J. Edgar Hoover liked to fire FBI agents whose palms were sweaty when shaking hands.
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    In 1789, the total U.S. federal government debt was $190,000.
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    Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term as President for running over an old lady with his horse, but the charges were later dropped.
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    Every U.S. president with a beard has been a Republican.
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    George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
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