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Meet the Press -i-dents A Write On Activity How much do you know about the Presidents? Test your knowledge as we explore 5 of our country’s greatest leaders based on a 2001 U.S. Gallop Poll. 1. Ronald Reagan 18%

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meet the press i dents

Meet the Press -i-dents

A Write On Activity

how much do you know about the presidents
How much do you know about the Presidents?

Test your knowledge as we explore 5 of our country’s greatest leaders based on a 2001 U.S. Gallop Poll.

1 ronald reagan 18
1. Ronald Reagan 18%
  • Ronald Reagan, the “Great Communicator,” was the fortieth President of the United States
  • For two decades he acted in 53 movies.
  • In 1966 he was elected Governor of California.
  • He won the Presidential election in 1980
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1. Ronald Reagan 18%
  • Only 69 days after he took office, he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty.
  • In 1984 Reagan and Vice-President Bush won a second term.
  • At the end of his term, the Nation was enjoying its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity.
2 john f kennedy 16
2. John F. Kennedy 16%
  • At only 44 years of age, John F. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth and youngest president of the United States.
  • After graduation from Harvard, Kennedy joined the Navy.
  • In 1943 he became a hero when his PT boat was sunk by the Japanese, and Kennedy, despite his injuries, led the other sailors to safety.
2 john f kennedy 166
2. John F. Kennedy 16%
  • After the war he became a Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts.
  • His Inaugural Address had the memorable line: "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
  • On November 22, 1963 Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullet making him not only the youngest man to serve as President, but also the youngest to die.
3 abraham lincoln 14
3. Abraham Lincoln 14%
  • Abraham Lincoln was the only President to serve at a time with our country was at war with itself.
  • Lincoln came from very poor beginnings but made extraordinary efforts to learn and worked hard.
  • In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator and lost.
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3. Abraham Lincoln 14%
  • As President he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared slaves forever free.
  • At the end of the Civil War Lincoln was encouraged Southerners them to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion.
  • He was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who supported the South.
4 bill clinton 9
4. Bill Clinton 9%
  • Bill Clinton was only the second U.S. president to be impeached and was found not guilty by the House of Representatives.
  • During his term this country experienced the lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the lowest inflation in 30 years, dropping crime rates, and reduced welfare roles.
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4. Bill Clinton 9%
  • Clinton graduated from Georgetown University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and received a law degree from Yale University.
  • He served as governor of Arkansas and became the President in 1993, serving two terms.
george washington 5
George Washington 5%
  • Washington had two interests: military strategy and western expansion.
  • In 1754 he fought in the French and Indian War.
  • He bravely led his troops in the Revolutionary War but longed to retire to his fields at Mount Vernon.
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George Washington 5%
  • In 1787 the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington President.
  • When Thomas Jefferson recommended the U.S. take sides in the French Revolution War, Washington refused and insisted upon a neutral course until the United States could grow stronger.
  • Washington died at Mount Vernon from a throat infection on December 14, 1799.
want to learn more
Want to learn more?
  • Visit a link below and write a paragraph about your favorite President.
  • Reagan
  • Kennedy
  • Lincoln
  • Clinton
  • Washington
ronald reagan
Ronald Reagan
  • White House Ronald Reagan
  • Ronald Reagan Library
  • The Reagan Information Page
  • American Presidents: Reagan
john f kennedy
John F. Kennedy
  • White House Kennedy
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Home Page
  • Encyclopedia Americana:JohnF. Kennedy
  • American Presidents: Kennedy
abraham lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
  • White House Lincoln
  • The History Place Presents Abraham Lincoln
  • Abraham Lincoln Online
  • American Presidents: Lincoln
bill clinton
Bill Clinton
  • White House Clinton
  • Clinton Presidential Center
  • Encyclopedia Americana:BillClinton
  • American President: Clinton
george washington
George Washington
  • White House Washington
  • George Washington
  • Encyclopedia Americana:GeorgeWashington
  • American President: Washington