Are you ready to have your mind blown? If you consider yourself a history buff, you might wanna pop some popcorn and cozy up to this rather fascinating look at some of the United States’ most popular historical figures—its past presidents. There are stories that are downright odd, somewhat surprising, and stories that are quite humorous. If you’re looking to really increase your trivia skills, here are 30 facts about former Presidents of the United States that you probably didn’t know.
30. FDR and His Three Full Terms
We’ll start with an easy one. If you’re an American, and were actually listening during your class entitled “American History,” this little fact was probably tough to miss. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the POTUS who ushered the United States out of the Great Depression and through the bulk of World War II, served three terms as President of the United States of America. If you didn’t realize that statement was true, simple math—or the obvious subtitle—would allow you to deduce: FDR was elected to a fourth term, and died only a few months later, in April of 1945. It was presumed he wanted to see the United States through the war. It would have been fascinating to see the decision he’d have made that was eventually left in the hands of Harry S. Truman. Would he have resorted to the atomic bomb?