Special Sub-Topic: Famous U.S. Presidents
|This man was the first U.S. President. He was called the Father of His Country. It was said that he could not tell a lie. Who was he?|
George Washington. George Washington was one of the leaders of the American Revolution and became the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789-1797. He is the only U.S. President to ever be elected unanimously.
|This man became the third President of the United States. He was the main author of the Declaration of Independence. He also was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase. Who was he?|
Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was elected as the third President of the United States and was in office from 1801-1809. Jefferson was a Governor from Virginia, and was Vice-President before he became President. He lived in Monticello, Virginia in a mansion built in 1768.
|Who was the President of the United States during the Civil War, and helped end slavery in the United States?|
Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He was in office from 1861 through April 15, 1865 when he died after being shot by John Wilkes Booth. This was six days after the official end of the Civil War, which was April 9, 1965. Lincoln was one of the major forces that ended slavery in the United States.
|Mount Rushmore is a very famous monument in the United States. Four of the country's most honored Presidents have their likenesses carved into the mountain. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and which other President?|
Theodore Roosevelt. It is officially called Mount Rushmore National Memorial and was established in 1925. It represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States. Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt's likeness is the fourth image carved into the stone. He was the 26th President of the United States and was in office from 1901-1909. He also was involved as one of the leaders of the Spanish-American War.
|Who was the only President of the United States to serve more than two terms in office?|
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Franklin D. Roosevelt won the Presidential election of 1932. He took office in March of 1933, and was re-elected three times. He passed away while in the middle of his fourth term in April of 1945, making him the longest serving President ever. He started many programs to help get the United States out of the Great Depression, and was also President during all of World War II. After his death, a constitution amendment was passed so that no one could be elected President more than twice (8 years).
|This man was a World War II military hero. He was a General in the U.S. Army and was in charge of all the American forces in Europe during the War. He also served back in World War I. He became President after leaving the military. Who was he?|
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving from January 20 193, to January 20, 1961. He was the first elected President to be limited to two terms in office based on a constitutional amendment. He was a military war hero, serving as a young man in World War I, and leading all the American forces in Europe during World War II. As President, Eisenhower did such things as creating the U.S. Interstate Highway System, and signing the first Civil Rights Acts.
|This President started the U.S. on its path into manned space flight, tried unsuccessfully to attack Cuba, and also kept the United States out of a war with Russia. He did not serve a full term as President. Who was he?|
John F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy was elected 35th President of the United States in 1960. He served from January 20, 1961 until November 22, 1963 when he was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. He was responsible for putting the U.S. on a course to have astronauts land on the moon by the end of the 1960s. One of the things he did that didn't work was to allow a secret attack of Cuba in 1961 called The Bay of Pigs invasion, which was a failure. He did however stand tall in 1962 when Russia tried to put nuclear missiles in Cuba and the U.S. and Russia almost had a war because of it. Russia removed its missiles after the U.S. blocked the sea passages into Cuba. Mr. Kennedy's time in office was cut short since he was shot in 1963.
|Who was the only U.S. President of the 20th century to quit before his term of office was finished?|
Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon was elected as the 37th President of the United States and served from January 20, 1969 until August 9, 1974 when he resigned due to charges that some of his political friends and even members of his staff did some illegal things to help him get re-elected in 1972. This was called the Watergate Scandal. President Nixon did do some good things, though. He ended the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, he normalized relations between the U.S. and China when he visited there in 1972, and he increased Social Security payments to senior citizens.
|Which President was a famous movie actor before entering politics?|
Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms, from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. He was once a movie actor and appeared in over 50 motion pictures before he entered politics. He also was the Governor of California for eight years, from 1967-1975. President Reagan was a strong advocate of lessening taxes in the United States, and also signed some major treaties with Communist countries, especially Russia, to help stop the possibility of a nuclear war.
|Which of the following was the President of the United States when the September 11 attacks occured in 2001?|
George W. Bush. George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, serving from January 20, 2001, to January 20, 2009. Bush was elected President even though his opponent, Al Gore, had over 500,000 more votes than Bush. This was due to the U.S. election system which counts electoral votes to secure the presidency. President Bush was in office when the September 11 attack on the United States took place. He started what he called a "global war on terrorism" and ordered attacks on Afghanistan and later Iraq, to seek out terrorists. He also was responsible for the removal by force of Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
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