Which US President Issued the Most Vetoes?

Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the most presidential vetoes with 635. At that time, US presidents could serve more than two terms (four years being one term). Roosevelt served four terms, which allowed him to make more vetoes. The vetoes covered a wide range of topics, from safeguarding homing pigeons to retailer purchase of beer on credit.

More about US presidents:

  • Five pairs of presidents have been relatives. Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were fifth cousins; William H. Harrison and Benjamin Harrison were grandfather and grandson; James Madison and Zachary Taylor were second cousins; John Adams and John Quincy Adams were father and son; and George Bush and George W. Bush were father and son.
  • Three presidents have stood trial for impeachments: Andrew Johnson in 1868, Richard Nixon in 1974, and Bill Clinton in 1999.
  • Former President James Garfield was ambidextrous and could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other.
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Discussion Comments


I don't know why, but the third bullet point reminds me of a time period where people who were left handed were said to be "cursed", if that makes sense. For example, my mom told me that she used to be left handed, but now she is right handed. The reason for this is because every time my mom's mom caught her using her left hand as a child, she would always force her to use her right one. How does this relate to the article? Being right handed is considered normal in society, while many people tend to raise an eyebrow at those who would even dare to use their left hand.

In my opinion, there's nothing wrong with being left handed, and the third bullet point really shows this, especially considering that James Garfield was able to use both hands just as equally. Perhaps being ambidextrous is something you don't often hear about in this day and age, but the fact that some people even see being left handed as unusual, really shows that more than often, people fear what they don't know.


Wow, until reading some of these tidbits, I had no idea that US presidents could serve more than two terms. The reason why I find that so interesting is because that definitely isn't the case in this day and age.

It really makes me wonder how the policies changed, and even more so, what kinds of presidential policies will change in the future.

On a final note, am I the only who finds the topics that were covered (with the vetoes) to be very interesting? These topics certainly aren't the kind that you hear discussed in this day and age, this is especially in reference to the homing pigeons, and discussions about beer.

Nowadays, while it's true that topics seem a lot more broad, it's definitely something interesting to think about.


In relation to the second bullet point, one thing that I often wonder is just how successful the impeachments were. After all, just people there are many people who want to vote the President out of office, doesn't mean that it's always going to happen. Speaking of which, who has the final say, anyway?

In fact, when it comes to being president of the United States (or just one in general), it seems like impeachments is something that everyone has to go through, whether it's direct or not. For example, even though George Bush wasn't impeached, there were definitely people who thought he should be impeached.

Even nowadays, there are always people talking about Obama and how he should be impeached. Overall, though, I guess it's just something that presidents have to deal with on a daily basis.

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