Week of February 19, 2001
To Celebrate President's Day on February 19, this
page is dedicated to George Washingon, Abraham Lincoln, and other Presidential
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So, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country." -- John F. Kennedy's
Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961. Kennedy was the 35th President.
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This Week's Trivia Question:
Which four Presidents of the United States are carved into Mount
Bonus Question: In what state
is Mount Rushmore located?
or False. Abe Lincoln
was born in Springfield, Illinois.
was born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, on February
12, 1809. Abe first moved to Illinois in 1830, and he moved to Springfield,
Illinois, in 1837. Abe is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield,
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you know teddy bears got their name from President Theodore
Yes, in November, 1902,
President Theodore Roosevelt
went on a hunting trip in Mississippi. The other members of the
hunting party tied a bear to a tree for President Roosevelt to shoot,
but Roosevelt refused to shoot the helpless bear. The next day,
political cartoonist Clifford Berryman, drew a cartoon
showing President Roosevelt refusing to hurt the bear. From this
event, stuffed teddy bears were made and called "Teddy's Bears."
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Washington was a
terrific leader for this country. He defined the role of the President
and set a great example for generations to come. I am very grateful
that Washington was our first President."
-- Rhonda from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read
about the times in which George Washington lived.
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- Who's Your Hero?
Q: How did the Louisana Purchase change
the history of the United States? (Pete C.)
In 1803, President
Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana
Territory from France in the Louisiana Purchase, and the U.S. acquired
820,000 square acres for $15 million -- that's 3¢ per acre! The
new territory stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky
Mountains and doubled the size of the country. The Lewis and Clark
Expedition explored this new land and found a route to the Pacific
Ocean. Eventually, the United States acquired the territory west
of the Rocky Mountains which allowed the country to stretch from
"sea to shining sea" or stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific
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