Monday, February 19, 2007

U.S. Presidents Trivia

All the quizzes I found online for President's Day were pretty damn boring so I searched around and came up with my own (of what I hope) is some of the more interesting "little known" facts about a few of our Presidents...

1) What President did Sammy Hagar write the song "I Can't Drive" about after the speed limit was lowered to 55mph on all Interstates?

2) Which President was voted as having "the most nearly perfect male figure"?

3) Which President included sending Truman, Eisenhower and Hoover to Eastern Europe to fight communism in his campaign promises?

4) Which President wrote a movie script about "Old Ironsides" but never succeeded in selling it to Hollywood?

5) Which President married his wife just three months after they met?

6) Which President's mother was a devout pacifist who wept bitterly when her son, the future President, left on the train for West Point?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." ~Ronald Reagan

"One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

"America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman." ~George W. Bush

"I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts." ~Jimmy Carter

"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

"If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything." ~Richard M. Nixon

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