Who was the fifth president of the United States?
Magdalena Karpiuk/Shutterstock Nope, it’s not the president who appears on the $5 bill.
Answer: James Monroe
Historia/Shutterstock James Monroe was the fifth president of the United States, having served in office from 1817 to 1825. Many people assume Abraham Lincoln was the fifth president because he appears on the $5 bill. Lincoln was actually the 16th president. See if you can also answer these 16 history questions that people always get wrong.