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Tuesday Trivia: Do you know these presidents from Tennessee?


Yes. Thank Andrew Jackson for that. As a land speculator in Tennessee, a bad deal once left him with massive debt. Because of that, he thought of debt as a moral failing. Jackson took advantage of a real estate bubble in the West and sold federal land ...


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Trivia Tuesday Trivia: Do you know these presidents from Tennessee? _sf_async_config.authors = 'Johnson City Press'; Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM For Presidents Day (Feb19), this week’s Tuesday Trivia explores Tennessee’s presidential past. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display('top_of_stream_ad'); }); Which U.Spresidents were from Tennessee?Three men from Tennessee served as president of the United States, though none of them were born in the stateAndrew Jackson, the seventh president, served from 1829-1837; James KPolk, the 11th president, served from 1845-1849; and Andrew Johnson, the 17th president, served from 1865-1869. Did Tennessee produce any other presidents?Two men from Tennessee became presidents of other countriesSam Houston was the first and third president of the Texas Republic before it became a U.Sstate in 1845, and William Walker installed himself as the president of Nicaragua in 1856. Did the U.Sever pay off its national debt?YesThank Andrew Jackson for thatAs a land speculator in Tennessee, a bad deal once left him with massive debtBecause of that, he thought of debt as a moral failingJackson took advantage of a real estate bubble in the West and sold federal land holdings to generate revenueHe also blocked every spending bill he couldIn six years, the nation’s $58 million debt was goneIt returned for good after the land bubble burst, starting a six-year depression. Which Tennessee presidents were impeached?The House of Representatives impeached Andrew Johnson in 1868 and accused him of high crimes and misdemeanors after representatives said he violated the Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress to keep Johnson from removing Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton from officeThe fight was ultimately over Johnson’s plan for lenient policies to readmit former Confederate states to the Union after the Civil WarAfter a trial in the Senate, Johnson was acquitted of the charges. var useragent = navigator.userAgent; if(useragent.indexOf('Mobile') == -1) { console.log('Distroscale'); document.write( ''+''); }else{ document.write('); } Which of the presidents most shaped the geography of the U.S.?During his tenure in office, James KPolk secured the Oregon, California and New Mexico territories, for the first time achieving the Manifest Destiny belief that the United States was fated to spread from coast to coast on the North American continent. Did any of these guys belong to any Native American tribes?Sam Houston ran away from home as a teenager and lived for three years with the Cherokee in East TennesseeHe learned fluent Cherokee and was given the name “Black Raven.” After resigning as Tennessee’s governor, he lived with and was formally adopted by a Cherokee tribe in the Arkansas Territory, where he married a Cherokee woman in a tribal ceremony. What’s the deal with this William Walker?He was a short, intelligent man born in Nashville, whose ambitions ran ahead of his abilitiesWalker believed in the military-style filibuster, which in context meant to send an unauthorized force into a foreign country to support a revolutionWalker filibustered with mercenaries in Baja California (Mexico) and in NicaraguaHe was put on trial after the Mexicans pushed him out, but popular public support of filibustering led to his quick acquittalHe successfully took over Granada in Nicaragua and installed himself as presidentAfter blocking Cornelius Vanderbilt’s cargo ships from accessing Lake Nicaragua, an important transport route, Vanderbilt sent men and supplies to Costa Rica to help fight WalkerWith help from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, Walker was pushed from Central America, but not before commanding his men to burn and level GrenadaHe was caught in Honduras and executed by firing squad in 1860. try { _402_Show(); } catch(e) {} AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display('middle_of_stream_ad'); }); Recommended for You function _renderCxenseRecommendationWidget(data, context) { console.info('RENDER FUNCTION CALLED!!!'); if (typeof data.response !== 'undefined' && data.response.items.length > 0) { var items = data.response.items; console.dir(items); var recommendedStories = []; for (var i = 0; i 0) { window.toutLoaded = true; clearInterval(testTout); } }, 1000); } } }; $.getScript("http://platform.tout.com/sdk.js"); }); } else{ window.toutLoaded = false; window.TOUT = { propertyUid: 'efd7a5', topArticleLoaded: function(attrs){ var storyImagesSlick = '.storyimages .slick-slide'; if(!attrs.matchExists) { $('.storyimages').slick('slickRemove', 0); updateMedia(0, $('.storyimages .slick-slide').not('.slick-cloned').length); if($(storyImagesSlick).length == 0) { $('.storyimages').remove(); $('#galleryDFPAd').remove(); $('#mediaModal').remove(); $('.pictureBlock').each(function(index) { this.remove(); }); } } else { var testTout = setInterval(function() { var topArticlePlayer = TOUT.players.byProductName(TOUT.PRODUCTS.TOP_ARTICLE); if (topArticlePlayer.length > 0) { window.toutLoaded = true; clearInterval(testTout); } }, 1000); } } }; $.getScript("http://platform.tout.com/sdk.js"); } var _qevents = _qevents || []; (function() { var elem = document.createElement('script'); elem.src = (document.location.protocol == "https:" ? 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