How Much Do You Know About These Failed Presidential Candidates?

They Never Lived In The White House. How Well Do You Know Them?
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Question 1/12

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This would-be president was shot by a gunman in 1972 and was paralyzed for the rest of his life:
Adlai Stevenson
Walter Mondale
George Wallace
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Question 2/12

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This man actually won the popular vote in the 1876 election, but lost as a result of an "arrangement" made behind the scenes:
James Buchanan
Samuel Tilden
Rutherford B. Hayes
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Question 3/12

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This is Andrew Jackson, who was elected president in 1828 and 1832. But he lost in 1824 in a disputed election. Who won?
Henry Clay
John Quincy Adams
William Crawford
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Question 4/12

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He served decades in Congress, but ran for president three times and never won:
John C. Calhoun
Daniel Webster
Henry Clay
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Question 5/12

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He didn't win the presidency, but he did successfully prosecute John Scopes for teaching evolution:
William Jennings Bryan
Clarence Darrow
Eugene Debs
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Question 6/12

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He lost the 1964 election to Lyndon Johnson in what was then the largest landslide in US history:
Barry Goldwater
Adlai Stevenson
Eugene McCarthy
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Question 7/12

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He lost the 1936 election to Franklin Roosevelt, failing to carry even his home state:
Harry Truman
Herbert Hoover
Alf Landon
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Question 8/12

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He ran as a States' Rights candidate for president in 1948, lost, but spent many more years in Congress:
Strom Thurmond
Henry Wallace
Tom Watson
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Question 9/12

history.com
He ran the first serious third-party candidacy in US history, but lost because his anti-slavery stance didn't go over well in the South:
James Buchanan
Martin Van Buren
Horace Greeley
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Question 10/12

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Despite a long career in Congress, this man failed to win the presidency in 1860:
Stephen Douglas
John Breckinridge
Henry Clay
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Question 11/12

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This Socialist ran for president four times (when he wasn't supporting striking workers) but never won:
William Jennings Bryan
Eugene Debs
J. P. Morgan
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Question 12/12

history.com
In one of the most famous upsets in US history, this man lost to Harry Truman in 1948:
Thomas Dewey
Wendell Willkie
Alf Landon
Result
Your knowledge of failed presidential candidates is an utter failure. You lost by a landslide!

C+, Speaking of Failure

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You're an expert on Presidents...even the ones who didn't make it to the White House! The losers of the world appreciate your interest!

B+, Presidential Pro

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Anyone can master the actual Presidents, but it takes a true history geek to master the failed candidates! Alf Landon and George Wallace tip their hats to you!

A+, An Aficionado of Failure

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1
This would-be president was shot by a gunman in 1972 and was paralyzed for the rest of his life:
Adlai Stevenson
Walter Mondale
George Wallace
2
This man actually won the popular vote in the 1876 election, but lost as a result of an "arrangement" made behind the scenes:
James Buchanan
Samuel Tilden
Rutherford B. Hayes
3
This is Andrew Jackson, who was elected president in 1828 and 1832. But he lost in 1824 in a disputed election. Who won?
Henry Clay
John Quincy Adams
William Crawford
4
He served decades in Congress, but ran for president three times and never won:
John C. Calhoun
Daniel Webster
Henry Clay
5
He didn't win the presidency, but he did successfully prosecute John Scopes for teaching evolution:
William Jennings Bryan
Clarence Darrow
Eugene Debs
6
He lost the 1964 election to Lyndon Johnson in what was then the largest landslide in US history:
Barry Goldwater
Adlai Stevenson
Eugene McCarthy
7
He lost the 1936 election to Franklin Roosevelt, failing to carry even his home state:
Harry Truman
Herbert Hoover
Alf Landon
8
He ran as a States' Rights candidate for president in 1948, lost, but spent many more years in Congress:
Strom Thurmond
Henry Wallace
Tom Watson
9
He ran the first serious third-party candidacy in US history, but lost because his anti-slavery stance didn't go over well in the South:
James Buchanan
Martin Van Buren
Horace Greeley
10
Despite a long career in Congress, this man failed to win the presidency in 1860:
Stephen Douglas
John Breckinridge
Henry Clay
11
This Socialist ran for president four times (when he wasn't supporting striking workers) but never won:
William Jennings Bryan
Eugene Debs
J. P. Morgan
12
In one of the most famous upsets in US history, this man lost to Harry Truman in 1948:
Thomas Dewey
Wendell Willkie
Alf Landon