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  • Who am I? An Informational Look at Americas Past Presidents. By: Katelin Spring
    • I was the first President of the United States of America.
    • I delivered the well known Gettysburg Address in 1863.
    • In 1966 I was Governor of California before I became President.
    • I was President when the first World War had begun.
    • I was President when the depression started.
    • I was quoted saying, “ Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country.”
    By Reading the Statement, Can You Figure Out Which President I Am?
    • The First President of the U.S.A.
    • He served from 1789 to 1797.
    • 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.
    • 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 President.
    • When France and England entered a war, Washington stressed the importance of staying neutral until America became stronger.
    1. George Washington Is The Correct Answer!
    • Lincoln was America’s 16 th Presi dent.
    • He served from 1861-1865.
    • Lincoln was the President during the Civil War.
    • Even though Lincoln was born in Kentucky, he spent his childhood in Indiana.
    • On January 1 st , 1863 Lincoln brought forth the Emancipation Proclamation which freed any slaves.
    • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14 th , 1865 at the Ford Theatre in Washington. He was killed by John Booth, a confederate .
    2. If You Said Abraham Lincoln, You Are Correct!
    • How long was the Gettysburg Address?
    • Answer: 2 minutes
    • How does the Gettysburg Address start?
    • Answer: “Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation..”
    QUIZ
  • 3. Good Job If You Said Ronald Reagan!
    • Ronald Reagan was our 40 th President.
    • He served his term from 1981-1989.
    • He became California’s Governor in 1966.
    • When he was only 69 days into his presidency someone tried to assassinate Reagan, but he recovered from the gun shot wound.
    • During his term, Reagan helped stimulate economic growth, and increase employment rates.
    • Reagan also achieved a refurbish of the income tax code. It eliminated deductions as well as excused people with low income.
    • Under Reagan's reign, America had seen it’s longest time frame without a recession or depression.
  • Before Ronald Reagan Became Governor in 1966, He Had Another Occupation.
    • What was Ronald Reagan’s career during the 1930’s through the 50’s?
    • Answer: He was an actor who starred in over 50 movies.
  • 4. We Have A Winner: Woodrow Wilson.
    • Woodrow Wilson was our 28 th President. He served from 1913-1921
    • 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 businesses.
    • Wilson also passed the child labor laws.
    • On April 2 nd , 1917 America entered World War I.
  • 5. If You Guessed Herbert Hoover, You Are Right!
    • Herbert Hoover was our 31 st President. He became the Republican Presidential Nominee in 1928.
    • He served from 1929 to 1933.
    • During World War, President Wilson appointed Hoover head of the Food Administration.
    • After being elected, the stock market crashed and the nation slipped into the depression.
    • While President, Hoover cut taxes and lengthened public works spending.
    • Hoover also presented to Congress a program asking for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which would help aid businesses.
  • 6. Yes! John F. Kennedy
    • John Kennedy was our 35 th President and served from 1961 until 1963.
    • Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected President, but also the youngest to die.
    • Kennedy increased the Americas military strength by making new efforts in outer space.
    • He launched the country’s longest continuous expansion by his economic programs.
    • 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.
    • What prize did the book when?
    • Answer: The Pulitzer Prize in 1955
  • Work Cited
    • Answers. (2010).Reference Answers. Gettysburg Address. Retrieved February 2, 2010 from http://www.answers.com/topic/gettysburg-address .
    • The White House. ( September 19, 2009). The Presidents. Retrieved February 2, 2010 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/about .
  • The End
    • I hope you learned a lot about your history!