This presentation is the “Zero Factor” , also known as the “Presidential Factor” , and Tecumseh’s Curse “and many other titles. It is highly entertaining, and it is a good way to quickly cover the Presidents, but it takes some time to prep for. Review the notes. The interest and attention level is sky high in the classroom. They all want to know about Lincoln and Kennedy, but they are only part of the story here. A few links are provided.
48 topic slide presentation, lots of trivia, and aimed for 11th and 12th grade US History classes, but can be easily modified for most grade levels and learning levels.
The Zero Factor legend has been taken to explain why all other presidents elected in zero years (1840, 1860, etc.) have passed away in office, with the exception of Ronald Reagan, who suffered an assassination attempt. Has the curse been stopped ? Did modern Medicine defeat the curse?
As with all my presentations, this was used in class for over 20 years in various forms. This works-It keeps the kids interested and asking questions. Good One!