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Interesting facts about U.S. presidents

The US Presidential election heat is at its peak. This year’s election is full of surprises, but if you take a look at the history of America, you would realize that it’s nothing new. In fact, almost all the Presidential elections that were held in United States delivered surprises for the entire world. Here is a list of such surprises that people experienced in the past.

It has been identified that four candidates in the history of Presidential elections have won with popular vote, but lost the election. Andrew Jackson, Samuel Tilden, Grover Cleveland and Al Gore are those four candidates. John F. Kennedy was the youngest person to become the president of United States. In fact, he was just 43 when he won the election and got into the list of U.S. presidents. A person should be at least 35 years of age in order to become the President and John F. Kennedy was the closest person to that margin. A president in United States can only hold the position for two terms. In the history, 12 Presidents have got the opportunity to be elected for two terms.

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The Presidents in United States have had different body shapes and characteristics. They had their own unique preferences as well. Abraham Lincoln is considered as the tallest President of United States. He was 6’4” high and weighed over 170 lbs. On the other hand, James Madison is the shortest President, who was just 5’4” high. He had a small body shape as well and weighed just 98lbs. There was a President in United States, who never got married. James Buchnan was that person. President Ronald Regan is the only one got elected divorcee. The mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt was able to vote for him during the Presidential election. In fact, he was the first ever President where the mother was able to vote.

It has been identified that six U.S. presidents never had any children. Those Presidents are Hardin, Buchnan, Polk, Jackson, Madison and Washington. On the other hand, three Presidents became widowers while they were in offices. Wilson, Harrison and Tyler are those three Presidents. The President John Tyler holds the record for having the most number of children among the lineup of U.S. presidents. He had 15 children, where 7 were girls and 8 were boys.

Fourth of July is considered as the day where America got independence. Unfortunately, three Presidents have lost their lives on the same day. They include James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Eight Presidents were unfortunate to lose their lives at the office as well. Those Presidents are William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, John F. Kennedy and William McKinley. As you can see, the history of U.S. presidents has always been full of surprises. You can expect a lot more in the future as well.

American gangsters from the 1920s and 1930s

Gangsters have been living in United States from the early 1800s. They have created a tremendous impact on the American culture as well. The production of movies such as “Godfather” can be considered as a perfect example to prove the above mentioned fact. Here is a list of the most popular gangsters that lived in United States back in 1920s and 1930s.

  1. Pretty Boy Floyd – Pretty Boy Floyd is one of the most popular and terrifying gangsters who lived in United States during the 1920s. He was born back in 1904 and was raised in the dust fields of his father. When Pretty Boy Floyd turned 21, he started his criminal activities through a bank robbery. The frustration and bitterness that Pretty Boy Floyd had to face when living a low class life forced him to become a gangster. Later he met few other local gangsters in Kansas City. They provided him with a nickname called “Pretty Boy”, but he didn’t like it at all. Even though Pretty Boy Floyd was a gangster, he was able to maintain a positive reputation among general public. As a result, he was also called as the “Robin Hood of Cookson Hills”. Pretty Boy Floyd was finally killed by a group of FBI agents and local officers.
  2. Legs Diamond – Legs Diamond was born and raised in the streets of Philadelphia back in 1896. He was a prominent gangster who lives in United States during 1920s and 1930s as well. Legs Diamond worked for the United States Army during the World War 1. However, he became a powerful figure in Underworld by 1927. He got into a conflict with Dutch Schultz, who was another prominent gangster by that time.
  3. Al Capone – Al Capone was the first person to feature the cover page of the Times Magazine as a gangster in Chicago. He had a scar on his left cheek and was also known as “Scar Face”. He was gifted with an excellent mind and he used it for numerous criminal activities. In fact, he became a prominent underworld figure with the help of his brilliant mind.
  4. Machine Gun Kelly – Machine Gun Kelly was a famous gangster and a bootlegger who lived in 1930s. He was born in 1897 and became popular as a harmless gangster. However, he remained as a harmless gangster, until he got married to Kathryn Thorne. In fact, she encouraged Machine Gun Kelly to commit crimes and rob banks. She even convinced him to kidnap a millionaire called Urschel. He got caught to police in 1933 and was sentenced to life.
  5. Bonnie and Clyde – These are the most wanted criminals back in United States. In fact, the police officers called them as public enemies. That’s because they killed a large number of police officers as well as innocent civilians. Since they kept on killing police officers, officers decided to use a stronger firepower in order to kill them.Check here infographic …

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