How many times have you asked the question “Why are the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary important?” Ok, not that often, but you have to admit, it would be cool to know. There is a whole slew of questions about American politics and the American Presidency in our new collection of Q&As from our friends at Visible Ink. Here are some examples:
- What are some personality quirks of presidents?
- How much money is spent on presidential campaigns?
- What are the unwritten requirements for becoming president?
- How did Abigail Adams differ from Martha Washington?
- Who are some notable losers of presidential elections?
- What is a “kitchen cabinet”?
- How have presidents viewed social programs since the New Deal and the Great Society?
- Why did Jimmy Carter sign away rights to the Panama Canal?
- What did George Bush mean by the phrase, the “new world order”?
- What events led to the Korean War?
- What was the 9/11 commission?
- Why was Edith Wilson referred to as “Mrs. President”?
- How did the Vietnam War end?
- What was the Age of Jackson?
- In what ways was Theodore Roosevelt a maverick?
- What was Lady Bird Johnson’s beautification program?
Fulfill your civic duty. Browse through The Handy President’s Answer Book and learn things that will shock and amaze you about the highest office of the United States.