Technically there are only 46 states; Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania are Commonwealths.
Ulysses S. Grant was once fined twenty dollars for speeding with his horse and carriage.
In 1916, Jeanette Rankin was the first woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. But though she could vote in Congress, woman's suffrage had not passed in the United States at that time.
Taft was the heaviest president at 332 pounds and once got stuck in a White House bathtub.
Maine is the only state whose name is one syllable.
Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams both died on the same day, July 4th, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Massachusetts is home to the body of water with the longest name in the U.S., Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.
Both of James Madison's vice presidents died while he was in office.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. but it has the longest name. The official name of the state is: Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Until Ronald Reagan (who was elected in 1980) all presidents who were elected in a year that ended in zero died or were assassinated while in office, these include Abraham Lincoln (1860), James Garfield (1880), William McKinley (1900), Warren G. Harding (1920), Franklin Roosevelt (1940), and John F. Kennedy (1960).