Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House

Ever wonder how ex-presidents spent their twilight years? After reading Mark Updegrove's fascinating Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House, we assembled this quiz on the subject. Let's see how well you know your former Commanders-in-Chief.

1 of 10
Andrew Johnson...
...moved to Canada.
...was elected to the U.S. Senate.
...died in prison.
2 of 10
Theodore Roosevelt...
...died of a heart attack in a journey up the uncharted River of Doubt in the heart of the Brazilian jungle.
...died brokenhearted after his son was killed in World War I.
...was the founding editor of National Geographic.
3 of 10
George Washington...
...continued to serve his country as an ambassador to France.
...was put in charge of the military by his successor.
...heavily criticized President Adams through a series of editorials.
4 of 10
William Howard Taft...
...was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
...was elected governor of Ohio.
...was named Attorney General.
5 of 10
Thomas Jefferson...
...delivered eulogies for his predecessor John Adams and his successor James Madison.
...founded the University of Virginia.
...supported himself by offering $10 tours of Monticello.
6 of 10
Gerald Ford...
...was offered the chance to run as Ronald Reagan's Vice President in 1980.
...won the Nobel Peace Prize for his back channel diplomacy in the Middle East.
...was the primary investor in the Fox News Channel in 1996.
7 of 10
John Quincy Adams...
...was appointed to the Supreme Court.
...built the first Presidential library, to honor his father.
...was elected to the House of Representatives.
8 of 10
Ronald Reagan...
...reprised his role as a Chicago Cubs broadcaster for the 1989 playoffs, earning $500,000.
...was paid $2 million for a few speeches by Japan's Fujisankei Communications Group.
...played a cowboy in Back to the Future III, for which he was paid scale.
9 of 10
Harry Truman...
...was paid $600,000 by Life magazine for his memoirs.
...was so unpopular after leaving office, he was forced to self-publish his own memoirs.
...quickly grew tired of life in Missouri and moved back to Washington.
10 of 10
John Tyler...
...was the first former president hired as a campaign consultant by a future one (Zachary Taylor).
...was elected Vice President for a second time.
...was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives.