Who am I?
By: Katelin Spring S
By Reading the Statement, Can You
Figure Out Which President I Am?
1. I was the first President of the United States of America.
2. I delivered the well known Gettysburg Address in 1863.
3. In 1966 I was Governor of California before I became
4. I was President when the first World War had begun.
5. I was President when the depression started.
6. I was quoted saying, “ Ask not what your country can do
for you- ask what you can do for your country.”
1. George Washington Is The
S The First President of the U.S.A.
S He served from 1789 to 1797.
S In 1775, he took command of his troops
and embarked on a 6 year war. In
1781, Washington and his troops forced
Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown.
S Washington realized the Nation was not
in good hands under the Articles of
Confederation. The new Constitution
was commended and the Electoral
College selected Washington as
S When France and England entered a
war, Washington stressed the
importance of staying neutral until
America became stronger.
2. If You Said Abraham
Lincoln, You Are Correct!
S Lincoln was America’s 16th President.
S He served from 1861-1865.
S Lincoln was the President during the
S Even though Lincoln was born in
Kentucky, he spent his childhood in
S On January 1st, 1863 Lincoln brought
forth the Emancipation Proclamation
which freed any slaves.
S Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
on April 14th, 1865 at the Ford
Theatre in Washington. He was killed
by John Booth, a confederate .
1. How long was the 2. How does the
Gettysburg Address? Gettysburg Address
Answer: “Four score and
Answer: 2 minutes seven years ago, our
fathers brought forth
on this continent a
3. Good Job If You Said
S Ronald Reagan was our 40th President.
S He served his term from 1981-1989.
S He became California’s Governor in 1966.
S When he was only 69 days into his presidency
someone tried to assassinate Reagan, but he
recovered from the gun shot wound.
S During his term, Reagan helped stimulate
economic growth, and increase employment
S Reagan also achieved a refurbish of the income
tax code. It eliminated deductions as well as
excused people with low income.
S Under Reagan's reign, America had seen it’s
longest time frame without a recession or
Before Ronald Reagan
Became Governor in 1966, He
Had Another Occupation.
S What was Ronald Reagan’s career during the 1930’s
through the 50’s?
S Answer: He was an actor who starred in over 50 movies.
4. We Have A
Woodrow Wilson was our 28th President. He served
Wilson became President of Princeton (College of New
Jersey) in 1902.
While in office he accomplished The Underwood Act,
The Federal Trade Act, and The Federal Trade
Commission. All which played a role in America
receiving more money and protecting people and their
Wilson also passed the child labor laws.
On April 2nd, 1917 America entered World War I.
5. If You Guessed Herbert
Hoover, You Are Right!
S Herbert Hoover was our 31st President.
He became the Republican Presidential
Nominee in 1928.
S He served from 1929 to 1933.
S During World War, President Wilson
appointed Hoover head of the Food
S After being elected, the stock market
crashed and the nation slipped into the
S While President, Hoover cut taxes and
lengthened public works spending.
S Hoover also presented to Congress a
program asking for the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation, which would help
6. Yes! John
John Kennedy was our 35th President and
served from 1961 until 1963.
Kennedy was the youngest man ever
elected President, but also the youngest to
Kennedy increased the Americas military
strength by making new efforts in outer
He launched the country’s longest
continuous expansion by his economic
Kennedy took fierce action for equal rights
and called for a new civil rights legislation.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963
in Dallas Texas.
John F. Kennedy wrote a book
called Profiles in Courage,
when he was in the Navy.
S What prize did the book when?
S Answer: The Pulitzer Prize in 1955
S Answers. (2010).Reference Answers. Gettysburg
Address. Retrieved February 2, 2010 from
S The White House. ( September 19, 2009). The
Presidents. Retrieved February 2, 2010 from
I hope you learned a lot about your history!
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