All Things Presidential: Facts You Should Know About U. S. Presidents


As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, I thought about the Presidential Scholars Program. The program honors graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves in academics or the arts. I believe that our country needs to do more to celebrate the accomplishments of more than athletes and entertainers. It’s great to excel in athletics and music, but everyone cannot make it in those fields.

Did you know that the slang meaning of presidential is “the highest or greatest state of being or effect of an object or substance”? Furthermore, “Presidential is used when an object or substance is perfect in that it accomplishes the maximum effect that it was created to do.” We have many people who are performing at the highest standards, and they are doing what they were destined to do.

Our past Presidents as well as President Obama fulfilled their destinies. Although I do not agree with the policies of many of our former Presidents, I respect the Office of the President. I might disagree with their performance while they were in office, but I acknowledge that they were still humans. I try to make sure that I learn as much as I can about them. Here are some facts that you might not have known about our U. S. Presidents:

Backgrounds of the Presidents

Presidents’ Educational Paths

Most Charitable Presidents

Presidential Marriages

Presidents Who Were Most Athletic

Presidents’ Food Preferences

10 Richest Presidents

Who is your favorite U. S. President? Please comment.


  1. Jeri says:

    I can’t really say that I have a favorite President per se. I’ve always been a Democrat and hope that Hillary Clinton will run in the next election.

    • cakas38 says:


      I understand that it’s hard to pick just one. I believe that Hillary will be quite the challenge for her opponents. Thank you for your comment.


  2. I never knew the slang meaning of the word presidential. I believe it is the true meaning, and applies to many of us, president or otherwise. It’s fascinating that you collected and organized all this data about our presidents. The only presidents I ever really researched and collected data about are Lincoln and Kennedy. As I’m sure you know, the comparison of those two presidents is startling. They are also two of my favorites.

    • cakas38 says:

      Ms. Harvey,

      It’s amazing how I deducted the same thing from the slang definition! I considered entitling the post, “Be Presidential.” I changed my mind after thinking about some of their policies. Thanks for your comment.


  3. Susan Cooper says:

    Anyone who aspires to take on the impossible task of being President has my admiration. It is not a job many could do, nor one I would want to do. Most would prefer to sit and criticize the one who does… LOL. As far as a favorite Presidents, gosh I would be very hard pressed to give you a name, they are all amazing human-beings. 🙂

    • cakas38 says:

      Ms. Cooper,

      You are right! The President has a thankless job, and I would not want to do it! People certainly enjoy criticizing, as if it were a sport. I understand your difficulty in selecting a favorite because each one was able to make a significant contribution. Thank you for your comment.


  4. Mina Joshi says:

    I live in UK but love reading about the US Presidents. I always watch the inauguration ceremonies. President Clinton and Obama are my favourites . We visited the White House when President Clinton was the President and it was a real treat to see the Oval Office.

    • cakas38 says:

      Ms. Joshi,

      Thank you for your interest in our US Presidents. Those two (Clinton and Obama) are also my favorites! Wow! I attended President Obama’s first inauguration, and it was life-altering! I enjoyed reading your comment, and I look forward to learning more about the UK.


  5. Jason B says:

    My favorite Presidents were Bill Clintond JFK.

    • cakas38 says:


      Those are excellent choices! Both of them had a profound impact on our country. Thank you for for your comment.


  6. Beth Niebuhr says:

    All the information you shared is fascinating. I love that our country often elects people who come from unprivileged backgrounds. That is inspiring to young people who have lofty goals even though they will have to fight to achieve them. I try not to be biased in my online presence and so I don’t want to state my favorite presidents. Hope you don’t mind.

    • cakas38 says:


      Thank you for the positive feedback! I agree that the backgrounds of our U. S. Presidents is indicative of the amazing opportunities that are afforded to people in this country. I totally understand your reluctance to select a favorite. I appreciate your comment, and I look forward to sharing with you in the future.


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