Did This American Serve As President, Vice President, Member of Congress or Supreme Court Justice?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Image: Wiki Commons via U.S. Senate Photographic Studio; Renee Bouchard

About This Quiz

Nations like the United States of America are supported on the shoulders of every man, woman and child that lives in the country. However, there are some specific individuals that are dedicated towards bettering the United States through lawmaking and political policies. Some examples of men and women in the United States that fit into these roles include: the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, members of the United States Congress and the Supreme Court justices. With this quiz, you will see how well you know the men and women who serve the U.S.

The President of the United States of America is the most visible - they are the head of state and head of government. The Vice President of the United States is, as the name suggests, next in authority after the president. The United States Congress is the legislature of the Federal government, divided into two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court in the country and there are nine Supreme Court Justices: one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. 

So, get ready to put your knowledge of people who serve the nation to the test with this quiz!




George Washington served as the first president of the United States. George Washington also served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States. He is also notable for being the first African American to assume the presidency.

Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States. He led the United States through the Civil War, preserving the Union and issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only American who won four presidential elections.

Joe Biden served as the 47th vice president of the United States. Joe Biden has twice tried to win the Democratic presidential nomination - in 1988 and in 2008.

Bill Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States. Bill Clinton is notable for being the third youngest U.S. president, after John F. Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt.

George W. Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States. George W. Bush is actually the eldest son of George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.

John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. John F. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, from 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

Dick Cheney served as the 46th vice president of the United States. Dick Cheney was the running mate of George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election.

Charles G. Dawes was the 30th U.S. vice president, under Calvin Coolidge. Dawes also won a Nobel Prize for his work in finance.

Amy Klobuchar is currently a senior United States Senator, as of 2018. Amy Klobuchar is notable for being Minnesota's first elected female U.S. Senator.

Clarence Thomas is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Clarence Thomas is actually the second African American to serve on the court.

Ulysses S. Grant served as the 18th president of the United States. Ulysses S. Grant was also an American soldier and served as commanding general of the Union Army.

Claire McCaskill is an American politician who serves as a senior United States Senator, as of 2018. Claire McCaskill is notable for being the second female U.S. Senator from Missouri.

Al Gore served as the 45th vice president of the United States. Al Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992.

Dan Quayle served as the 44th vice president of the United States. Dan Quayle was chosen by George H. W. Bush as his running mate for the 1988 election.

John Jay is an American politician who is notable for being the first chief justice of the United States. John Jay is also one of the Founding Fathers.

John Breckinridge was the 14th vice president of the United States. John Breckinridge is notable for being the youngest-ever vice president of the United States, at the age of 36.

Hubert Humphrey served as the 38th vice president of the United States. Hubert Humphrey was the running mate of Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1964 election.

Joni Ernst is an American politician who serves as a junior United States senator, as of 2018. Joni Ernst is the first female combat veteran elected to the United States Senate and the first woman to represent Iowa in the United States Congress.

William Rehnquist was the 16th chief justice of the United States. William Rehnquist served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 33 years, up until his death in 2005.

Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States. He was also a Hollywood actor and then the 33rd governor of California before his time as president.

John Kennedy, no relation to JFK, is an American politician who serves as a junior United States Senator, as of 2018. John Kennedy was a member of the Democratic Party until 2007; he then became a Republican.

Tammy Duckworth serves as a junior United States Senator, as of 2018. She is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel.

Mazie Hirono serves as a junior United States Senator from Hawaii, as of 2018. She is notable for being the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate.

Rand Paul serves as a junior United States Senator from Kentucky, as of 2018. He is the son of Ron Paul, former U.S. Representative of Texas.

Andrew Jackson served as the seventh president of the United States. He was also a celebrated general in the United States Army.

Warren E. Burger was the 15th chief justice of the United States. He was nominated for the position by Richard Nixon.

Sonia Sotomayor is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, as of 2018. She is notable for being the first Hispanic justice, male or female.

Elizabeth Warren is a senior United States Senator from Massachusetts. Elizabeth Warren was formerly a professor of law who taught at Harvard Law School, the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Levi P. Morton served as the 22nd vice president of the United States. He also later served as the 31st governor of New York.

John Nance Garner seraved as the 32nd vice president of the United States. John Nance Garner served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's running mate.

Nelson Rockefeller was the 41st vice president of the United States. he also served as assistant secretary of state for American Republic Affairs.

Deb Fischer serves as the senior United States Senator from Nebraska, as of 2018. Before this she served as a representative for a rural district in the Sandhills.

Earl Warren was the 14th chief justice of the United States. Earl Warren’s time as the chief justice is often referred to as the Warren Court.

Steve Daines serves as a junior United States Senator, as of 2018. He was also previously was the U.S. Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district.

Harlan F. Stone was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Harlan F. Stone was actually nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Fred M. Vinson was the 13th chief justice of the United States. Fred M. Vinson was also the 53rd United States Secretary of the Treasury.

John Roberts is the 17th and current chief justice of the United States, as of 2018. John Roberts was actually nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Oliver Ellsworth was the third chief justice of the United States. Oliver Ellsworth was also a drafter of the United States Constitution.

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