The history of the American presidency is full of firsts -- from groundbreaking to the just plain goofy.
Who was the first president with a phone in the White House? The first to be divorced? From George Washington to Barack Obama, there have been many firsts in the history of the American presidency. Here are just a few.
George Washington -- First president of the United States
John Adams -- First president to reach the age of 90
James Monroe -- First president to ride on a steam boat
John Quincy Adams -- First president whose father also served as president
Andrew Jackson -- First president to marry a divorced woman
Martin Van Buren -- First president to be born a U.S. citizen
William Henry Harrison -- First president to die in office
James Buchanan -- First and only president who never married
Abraham Lincoln -- First president to be assassinated and the first to wear a beard
James A. Garfield -- First left-handed president
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt -- First president to win a Nobel Peace Prize and the first president to ride in an automobile
William Howard Taft -- First president to open the baseball season by pitching the first ball
Herbert Hoover -- First president to have a phone on his desk
Franklin D. Roosevelt -- First president to have a physical disability and the first president to appear on television
Dwight Eisenhower -- First president of 49 and then all 50 states
John F. Kennedy -- First Roman Catholic president and the first president to win a Pulitzer Prize
Richard Nixon -- First president to resign from office
Jimmy Carter -- First president to have been born in a hospital
Ronald Reagan -- First president to have been divorced
Bill Clinton -- First president to be named in a sexual harassment lawsuit
Barack Obama -- First African-American U.S. president
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