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Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22). In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the 3rd Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.

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TRIVIA

Presidential Trivia Quiz #1

How much do you know about the men who have been presidents of the U.S.?
1. How many only children have grown up to be president?
2. Which president married at the youngest age of all the presidents?
3. Where was George Washington inaugurated for his second term?
4. Which president was the first to wear long trousers to his inauguration?
5. Which was the only left-handed president?
6. Which president was the first to visit the West Coast while in office?
7. Only one president studied to be a doctor? Who?
8. Who was the last president to have a foreign-born parent?
9. Which musical group played first at James Monroe's second inauguration in 1821 and has played at all of the Capitol inaugurations since?
10. Which president had the first assassination attempt?


Answers to Presidents Quiz
1. This was a trick question. None.
2. Andrew Johnson, who married a 16-year-old girl when he was 18.
3. In Philadelphia.
4. John Quincy Adams, in 1829. President Madison had taken to wearing long pants instead of knee breeches, but not at his inauguration.
5. James A. Garfield.
6. Rutherford B. Hayes, who attended a regimental reunion in San Francisco in 1880.
7. William Henry Harrison studied 16 of a 32-week in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
8. Herbert Hoover, whose Hulda Hoover was born in Ontario, Canada. Both of Jackson's parents were born in Ireland. The mothers of Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson were English-born. James Buchanan and Chester A. Arthur had Irish-born parents..
9. The Marine Band
10. Andrew Jackson, on Jan. 30, 1835. in the Rotunda of the Capitol while he was attending a congressman's funeral. A deranged man named Richard Lawrence fired two pistols at a 6-foot range but both misfired.


Presidential Trivia Quiz #2

1. Which president was elected three times to office?
Ronald Reagan
Franklin D Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
2. Who was the tallest President?
Bill Clinton
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Regan
3. The four presidents on Mount Rushmore are Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and ________?

Theodore Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Andrew Jackson
4. What was the name of the first "first lady"?
Martha
Jackie
Nancy
5.Which year did Theodore Roosevelt win a Noble Prize for Peace?
1904
1905
1906

1. Franklin D Roosevelt
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. Theodore Roosevelt
4. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington 1731-1802
5. Nobel Peace Prize 1906

Presidential Trivia Quiz #3

1. Who was the only president who did not live in the White House?
George Washington
2. Who was president during the nation's bicentennial celebration in 1976?
Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter beat Ford in the November 1976 election, but was not sworn in until 1977.
3. What early president was the only one to serve in the House after he had been president?
John Quincy Adams
4. What presidential candidate said in 1912 that he felt "as fit as a bull moose?"
Theodore Roosevelt
5. Which two presidents died the same day, July 4, 1826?
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
6. Who was the first president to refer to his home in D.C. as the White House?
Thodore Roosevelt; prior to his term in office it had been called the Executive Mansion or the President's House.
7. At five-foot-four inches, who was the shortest president?
James Madison
8. The blind hymn writer, Fanny Crosby was a lifelong friend of which president?
Grover Cleveland
9. What two men signed the constitution prior to their presidency?
George Washington and James Madison
10. What president was in the peanut business prior to being elected president?
Jimmy Carter


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PATRIOTIC CRAFTS

PATRIOTIC PINS

materials:
10 brass quilters safety pins
42 red beads
37 white beads
24 blue beads
Take 5 of the pins and put 6 red and 5 white beads alternately on the pin and fasten closed. On 4 of the pins put 3 red and 3 white (alternately) followed by 7 blues and fasten closed. Thread the 10th pin through the top of the other 9 pins ending with the ones containing blue beads. The result should look like an American Flag.

AMERICAN TIN

YOU WILL NEED:

clean empty coffee can
red, white and blue paint
spray sealer... such as polyeurothane
fun craft foam (red or blue)
glue
scissors

DIRECTIONS:

1. Trace a circle around the coffee can on foam.
2. Measure about 3 inches wider then the tracing, and draw a circle.
3. Cut the circle out, and then cut out the middle.
4. Paint the coffee can with red and white stripes,
and a blue field with white stars.
5. Let dry
6. Glue the foam on top of the OPENED side of the coffee can.
7. Spray project with sealer.
8. Add a plant, or patriotic stuffed animal..
or anything you want inside the can so it is sticking out.






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ACTIVITIES

BIOGRAPHIES, NOTABLE EVENTS AND INFORMATION ON EACH OF THE PRESIDENTS

PRESIDENTIAL WORD SEARCH

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