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Learn About the Presidents

DIRECTIONS: To complete this activity, use the The Presidents of the United States of America Web page on the White House Web site. (You'll find this Web page at On that Web site, find and read the short biographies of each of the ten presidents listed below. Then read each statement at the bottom of the page. Each statement tells something about one of the ten presidents in the list. Write the name of the president on the line next to the fact that tells about him.

George Washington Thomas JeffersonJohn Quincy Adams Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson Theodore Roosevelt Herbert Hoover Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. TrumanJohn F. Kennedy

  1. _________________________ This defender of the common man was born in poverty and was the first president to be impeached.

  2. _________________________ He was president when the stock market crashed, one of the events that caused the Great Depression.

  3. _________________________ The United Nations was organized under this president, who was born and died in Independence, Missouri.

  4. _________________________ He proposed that the Federal Government bring together the sections of the United States with a network of highways and canals.

  5. ________________________ One of the writers of the Declaration of independence, this president died on the 4th of July.

  6. _________________________ This Spanish-American War hero was the youngest man to become president of the United States.

  7. _________________________ This four-term president introduced the "New Deal," which helped the United States recover from the Great Depression.

  8. _________________________ In the war, this future president led his fellow sailors to safety after their PT-boat was sunk by a Japanese destroyer.

  9. _________________________ This president, who freed the slaves by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, was assassinated in a theater on Good Friday.

  10. _________________________ He didn't take the oath of office in Washington, D.C. He took it while standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York.

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