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a Speak to Students presentationWe the People   The   Power of Politics   A President’s Day Special presentation
If the peopleare informed, they can be  trusted to choose their government  Thomas Jefferson                     a Speak t...
a Speak to Students presentationThomas Jefferson
Are YOU                         informed                        enough to be trusted ?a Speak to Students presentation
Presidents known for Honesty
Presidents NOT Known for Honesty
Please try and answer thefollowing questions about the  Presidency and Presidents     taken from various versions         ...
or False The President must be maleFalse
or False   The President must be marriedFalse
Photo source: www.whitehouse.gov
or False   The President musthave a college degree  False
• George Washington   • Abraham Lincoln• Andrew Jackson      • Andrew Johnson• Martin Van Buren,   • Grover Cleveland• Zac...
or FalseThe President must  be 35 years old False
Oldest & Youngest Presidents                              * The answer to who was the youngest                            ...
or FalseThe President must havemilitary experienceFalse
• Zachary Taylor      • Andrew Jackson• Ulysses Grant       • William Henry Harrison• Dwight Eisenhower   • George Washing...
or FalseThe President must      obey the law  True
Photo source: www.whitehouse.gov
or False The President cannot be handicapped False
Photo source: www.whitehouse.gov
Hear Ye Hear YeFamous American Political Speak
Who said   “Our long national              nightmare is over”Lincoln       FDR                  Ford                      ...
“There is nothing wrongWho said  in America that can’t be fixed with what is right in America ” Lincoln   FDR             ...
Who said    “I have seen enough of            war never to wish to see                           another”Jefferson     Cli...
Who said   “Mr. Gorbachev tear                 down that wall”Kennedy      Regan   Clinton   Obama
Who said   “Speak softly and carry                a big stick; you will go far.”Follow the $DOD - $700 BillionState Depart...
“Absolute freedom of theWho saidpress to discuss public questions         is a foundation stone of                American...
ThanksThis President’s Day                               for YOUR TimeSpecial Edition Presentationis part of a Non-Partisa...
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Here are a few questions about the President and the Presidency taken from my presentation The Power of Politics which was given in high schools since 1998 to encourace civic participation and reinforce the importance of paying attention to and participating in our political process

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  • Only 1 President was NOT Married – Unfortunately too many President’s acted as if they weren’t married
  • 9 Presidents never attended college: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland and Harry Truman
  • Six Presidents were professional soldiers:Washington, Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Taylor, Grant, Eisenhower
  • Gerald Ford in his inaugural address
  • Gerald Ford in his inaugural address
  • Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams April 25, 1794Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826)[2] was the thirdPresident of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Jefferson envisioned America as the force behind a great "Empire of Liberty"[3] that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire.Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806), as well as escalating tensions with both Britain and France that led to war with Britain in 1812, after he left office.Jefferson served as the wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781), first United States Secretary of State (1789–1793), and secondVice President of the United States (1797–1801).Although he was born into one of the wealthiest families in North America, Thomas Jefferson was deeply in debt when he died. Jefferson's trouble began when his father-in-law died, and he and his brothers-in-law quickly divided the estate before its debts were settled. It made each of them liable for the whole amount due – which turned out to be more than they expected.
  • Name 2 other Presidents that spoke in BerlinName one presidential candidate that spoke therehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhb06Z8N1cRegan was told by political advisors, military, secretary of state, and all sorts of government agencies NOT to say this line but he kept asking, but I can say it if i want to, right?” and the answer was always the same – of course, mr president, you are president and you can say whatever you want, BUT i advise you to NOT say the line” he said it. Once he told a joke on a radio interview that hinted that he just ordered russia to be nuked – BIG PROBLEM
  • Theodore Roosevelt 26th PresidentThe concept of speak softly but carry a big stick is true in terms of US governmental  spending.Department of Defense (DOD) budget                  $700 billionsState Department Budget                                     $50 billionStick budget is 14 times BIGGER than the speak budgetRoosevelt first used the phrase in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair on September 2, 1901, twelve days before the assassination of President William McKinley, which subsequently thrust him into the Presidency. Roosevelt referred to the phrase earlier (January 26, 1900) in a letter to Henry W. Sprague of the Union League Club, mentioning his liking of the phrase in a bout of happiness after forcing New York's Republican committee to pull support away from a corrupt financial adviser. Roosevelt attributed the term as "a West African proverb", and, at the time, was evidence of Roosevelt’s "prolific" reading habits.[2][3] Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as "the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis".[4]born on October 27, 1858Sickly and asthmatic as a child, Roosevelt had to sleep propped up in bed or slouching in a chair during much of his early childhood, and had frequent ailments. Despite his illnesses, he was a hyperactive and often mischievous child, who suffered severely from tone deafnessTo combat his poor physical condition, his father encouraged the young Roosevelt to take up exercise. Roosevelt started boxing lessons.[11] Two trips abroad had a permanent impact: family tours of Europe in 1869 and 1870, and of the Middle East 1872 to 1873.In 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated, and Roosevelt became president at the age of 42, taking office at the youngest age of any U.S. President in history.[4] Roosevelt attempted to move the Republican Party in the direction of Progressivism, including trust busting and increased regulation of businesses. Roosevelt coined the phrase "Square Deal" to describe his domestic agenda, emphasizing that the average citizen would get a fair shake under his policies. As an outdoorsman and naturalist, he promoted the conservation movement. On the world stage, Roosevelt's policies were characterized by his slogan, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". Roosevelt was the force behind the completion of the Panama Canal; he sent out the Great White Fleet to display American power, and he negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize.[5] Roosevelt was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Herbert Hoover -31stPresident of the United States (1929–1933).Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was the Hoover was a professional mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no previous elected office experience. To date, Hoover is the last cabinet secretary to be directly elected President of the United States, as well as one of only two Presidents (along with William Howard Taft) to have been elected President without electoral experience or high military rank. The nation was prosperous and optimistic at the time, leading to a landslide victory for Hoover over Democrat Al Smith.EconomyWhen the Wall Street Crash of 1929 struck less than eight months after he took office, Hoover tried to combat the ensuing Great Depression with volunteer efforts, none of which produced economic recovery during his term. The consensus among historians is that Hoover's defeat in the 1932 election was caused primarily by failure to end the downward economic spiral. As a result of these factors, Hoover is ranked somewhat poorly among former US Presidents.To pay for these and other government programs and to make up for revenue lost due to the Depression, Hoover agreed to roll back previous tax cuts his Administration had effected on upper incomes. In one of the largest tax increases in American history, the Revenue Act of 1932 raised income tax on the highest incomes from 25% to 63%. The estate tax was doubled and corporate taxes were raised by almost 15%. Also, a "check tax" was included that placed a 2-cent tax (over 30 cents in today's dollars) on all bank checks. Economists William D. Lastrapes and George Selgin,[49] conclude that the check tax was "an important contributing factor to that period's severe monetary contraction." Hoover also encouraged Congress to investigate the New York Stock Exchange, and this pressure resulted in various reforms.Radio conferencesHoover's radio conferences played a key role in the early organization, development and regulation of radio broadcasting. Hoover played a key role in major projects for navigation, irrigation of dry lands, electrical power, and flood control. As the new air transport industry developed, Hoover held a conference on aviation to promote codes and regulations. He became president of the American Child Health Organization, and he raised private funds to promote health education in schools and communities.Birthplace: West Branch, IowaHerbert Clark Hoover was born at West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874, the first president to be born west of the Mississippi. A Stanford graduate, he worked from 1895 to 1913 as a mining engineer and consultant throughout the world. In 1899, he married Lou Henry. During World War I, he served with distinction as chairman of the American Relief Committee in London, as chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, and as U.S. Food Administrator. His political affiliations were still too indeterminate for him to be mentioned as a possibility for either the Republican or Democratic nomination in 1920, but after the election he served Harding and Coolidge as secretary of commerce.In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in the nation's history, but his attacks upon it were hampered by his devotion to the theory that the forces that brought the crisis would soon bring the revival and then by his belief that there were too many areas in which the federal government had no power to act. In a succession of vetoes, he struck down measures proposing a national employment system or national relief, he reduced income tax rates, and only at the end of his term did he yield to popular pressure and set up agencies such as the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to make emergency loans to assist business.After his 1932 defeat, Hoover returned to private business. In 1946, President Truman charged him with various world food missions; and from 1947 to 1949 and 1953 to 1955, he was head of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. He died in New York City on Oct. 20, 1964.
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    1. 1. a Speak to Students presentationWe the People The Power of Politics A President’s Day Special presentation
    2. 2. If the peopleare informed, they can be trusted to choose their government Thomas Jefferson a Speak to Students presentation
    3. 3. a Speak to Students presentationThomas Jefferson
    4. 4. Are YOU informed enough to be trusted ?a Speak to Students presentation
    5. 5. Presidents known for Honesty
    6. 6. Presidents NOT Known for Honesty
    7. 7. Please try and answer thefollowing questions about the Presidency and Presidents taken from various versions of the presentation Profile of Our Political Systemgiven in rural, urban and suburban high schools since 1998 from Byron & Speak to Students byron@speaktostudents.com
    8. 8. or False The President must be maleFalse
    9. 9. or False The President must be marriedFalse
    10. 10. Photo source: www.whitehouse.gov
    11. 11. or False The President musthave a college degree False
    12. 12. • George Washington • Abraham Lincoln• Andrew Jackson • Andrew Johnson• Martin Van Buren, • Grover Cleveland• Zachary Taylor • Harry Truman• Millard Fillmore
    13. 13. or FalseThe President must be 35 years old False
    14. 14. Oldest & Youngest Presidents * The answer to who was the youngest President is a bit of a trick question * Photo source: www.whitehouse.govThe youngest person to The youngest person The oldest wasbe sworn in President to be elected Ronald Reagan (agewas Theodore President was John F 69 years, 349 days)Roosevelt (age 42) Kennedy (age 43 years, 236 days).
    15. 15. or FalseThe President must havemilitary experienceFalse
    16. 16. • Zachary Taylor • Andrew Jackson• Ulysses Grant • William Henry Harrison• Dwight Eisenhower • George Washington
    17. 17. or FalseThe President must obey the law True
    18. 18. Photo source: www.whitehouse.gov
    19. 19. or False The President cannot be handicapped False
    20. 20. Photo source: www.whitehouse.gov
    21. 21. Hear Ye Hear YeFamous American Political Speak
    22. 22. Who said “Our long national nightmare is over”Lincoln FDR Ford Eisenhower
    23. 23. “There is nothing wrongWho said in America that can’t be fixed with what is right in America ” Lincoln FDR Clinton Bush
    24. 24. Who said “I have seen enough of war never to wish to see another”Jefferson Clinton W. Bush Lincoln
    25. 25. Who said “Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall”Kennedy Regan Clinton Obama
    26. 26. Who said “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”Follow the $DOD - $700 BillionState Department$50 Billion FDR Franklin T. Roosevelt byron
    27. 27. “Absolute freedom of theWho saidpress to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty”Cheney Karzai LBJ Hoover
    28. 28. ThanksThis President’s Day for YOUR TimeSpecial Edition Presentationis part of a Non-Partisan &Interactive Political The Power of PoliticsPresentation designed to can be scheduled for your students as apromote civic engagement & Keynote, Workshop, or Seminarreinforce the importance for all byron@speaktostudents.comstudents to pay attention to & 952-994-8457participate in our politicalprocess Teacher Tested A Presentation from Student Approved Byron Wolt Teenologist | Presenter
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