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Tired of all the dirty politics and negative campaigns? They are nothing new. Here's some blasts from the past.

  • Lincoln--We know Old Abe does not look very handsome, but if all the ugly men in the US vote for him, he will surely be elected.
  • Harding--His speeches left the impression of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea.
  • Cleveland--We do not believe the American people will knowingly elect to the Presidency a coarse debauchee who would bring his harlots with him to Washington.
  • FDR-- If [President Roosevelt] became convinced tomorrow that coming out for cannibalism would get him the votes he so sorely needs, he would begin fattening a missionary in the White backyard come Wednesday.

History Quiz #1 What Presidents won the most states in a general election? Answer:

"With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." No idle boast for some of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. Nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families, One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned.

History Quiz #2 After landing on the moon with only 10 seconds of fuel left, what was the first thing Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong did? Answer:

The first black recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor was Sergeant William Carney for his service during the Civil War. As the 54th Massachusetts heroically charged Fort Wagner, Carney noticed the Flag bearer was wounded . Dropping his rifle to the ground he grabbed the flag and charged up the hill, only to find himself standing alone atop the fortress wall. and the sole target for the Confederate soldiers. Although wounded in the chest , leg, and head, Carney made back to his regiment. After presenting the flag to his unit saying, "Boys, I have done my duty, the flag never touched the ground." , he collapsed from his wounds.

History Quiz #3 Who was the first person Abraham Lincoln asked to command his Union army? Answer

The Real Johnny Appleseed John Chapman is best known by his famous nickname and his life long passion for planting apple trees. But his horticulture skills were aptly applied during the War of 1812 where his knowledge of herbal medicines became of great use. Retiring a hero, he set out across the Ohio Valley planting apple trees and preaching the Bible.

History Quiz #4 What was the original color of the White House? Answer:

The Liberty Bell was not made in the United States and it was not rung on the first 4th of July. It was cast in London in 1752, cracked in 1835 and was not named the Liberty Bell until the 1830's in memory of slaves seeking their freedom. It rang for the first time on July 8, 1776 to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

History Quiz #5 By what better name do we know Sam Wilson, a meat-cutter from Troy N.Y.? Answer:

The First Education Tax The first tax collected for public education was in New England in 1636 which established Harvard University to train ministers. Later the tax was expanded under "The Old Deluder Satan Act", so called because the purpose was to teach children how to read the Bible, thus deluding Satan. It mandated that every town with over 50 people in it must have a teacher.

History Quiz #6 Where did the Liberty Bells inscription, "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof", originate? Answer:


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