Popular misconceptions about each American president
John Tyler (1841-1845) was expected to become president following William Henry Harrison's death: When President Harrison died, it was expected that his VP, John Tyler, would become president.
William Henry Harrison (1841) caught pneumonia at his inauguration and died: Harrison did die one month after his inauguration.
Martin Van Buren's (1837-1841) parents were Dutch immigrants: Van Buren's parents were indeed of Dutch descendance.
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) won the War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans: Well, not quite. When US forces claimed victory in New Orleans, the War of 1812 was already over.
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) died on the Senate floor: The real story is a bit different.
James Monroe (1817-1825) was the brains behind the Monroe Doctrine: The Monroe Doctrine was about the US staying out of European affairs.
James Madison (1809-1817) always wanted a Bill of Rights: The Father of the Constitution initially voted against a Bill of Rights.
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) introduced ice cream in America: Thomas Jefferson didn't introduce ice cream in the US.
John Adams (1797-1801) was a monarchist: Adams was a bit of an elitist, and he believed people should call George Washington.
George Washington (1789-1797) chopped down a cherry tree...and then confessed: An 1806 biography written by Mason Locke Weems describes an episode.