Take The Texas-Centric Presidential Quiz

A presidential historian shares trivia about Texas-born presidents, and those who encountered the Lone Star State during their travels.

By Michael Marks & Rhonda FanningFebruary 18, 2019 12:04 pm,

On this President’s Day, Texas Standard offers a chance to test your knowledge about our nation’s commanders-in-chief, with a Texas twist!

Our guide is Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University.

– How many presidents have been Texans, and how many were born in Texas?

– Which president dedicated the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was recently removed from a Dallas park?

– What is the connection between a president on the campaign trail and tamales?

– Which president visited El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico on the same day?

Listen to the full interview, and hear the answers, in the audio player above.

Written by Shelly Brisbin.