Presidential Quiz – Answers

Do you know your United States History???

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA

Click the photo for more on the Mt. Rushmore National Park located in South Dakota, United States.

Mt. Rushmore National Park in South Dakota features the faces of the following United States Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Here are the answers to the Presidential quiz.

1. Which of the 4 Presidents featured on Mount Rushmore was the only President elected unanimously… twice?    Answer:  George Washington

2. To date, which president is the tallest, standing at 6’4″?   Answer: Abe Lincoln

3. Which United States President spoke 6 languages?  Answer:  Thomas Jefferson

4. Which president is known for his achievements in conservation?  Answer: Teddy Roosevelt

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Presidential Quiz

Do you know your United States History???

Take this fun quiz and find out.

Mt. Rushmore National Park in South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore features the faces of the following United States Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Find out more about this national monument.

1. Which of the 4 Presidents featured on Mount Rushmore was the only President elected unanimously… twice?

2. To date, which president is the tallest, standing at 6’4″?

3. Which United States President spoke 6 languages?

4.  Which president is known for his achievements in conservation?

(hint:  the answers can be found on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota)

President’s Day – Feb. 17

President’s Day is so named in honor of all the former United States Presidents.

ImageUp until 1968, the birth anniversaries of Presidents Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22) were celebrated in various states as holidays.

President Lyndon B. Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson established President’s Day in 1968.

On June 28, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson changed all that when he signed the Monday Holiday Law.  This law established Monday observances of Washington’s Birthday as well as various other holidays such as Columbus Day, regardless of the traditional dates.  The new law went into effect in January 1971.

The third Monday in February was chosen as Washington’s Birthday and a legal holiday.  It has since been renamed President’s Day.

President’s Day Cherry Squares

Celebrate the First U.S. President’s Birthday

Maybe he or maybe he didn’t… but could you blame young George Washington for chopping a Cherry Tree if he knew that he’d be eating these tasty cherry squares later in the day?

President's Day Cherry Squares

No lie, these cherry squares are delicious!

Yield: 16 Squares

Filling
Two 14.5-ounce cans pitted sour cherries (2 1/2 to 3 cups
drained, juice reserved, 20 ounces); or 6 cups (24 ounces) frozen pitted sour   cherries, thawed, drained, juice reserved
2/3 cup (5 3/8 ounces) reserved cherry juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar
3 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Crust
1 1/2 cups (5 1/4 ounces) traditional rolled oats
1 1/2 cups (6 1/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose
Flour or King Arthur Organic White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) brown sugar, light or dark, packed
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 6 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup (2 ounces) sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 9″ pan.

To make the filling: Measure out 2/3 cup of the reserved cherry juice. In a small saucepan, combine the cherries, juice, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Whisk the sugar with the cornstarch, and stir into the cherries. Simmer the mixture, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes (if you’re using canned cherries); or for 20 minutes (if you’re using thawed frozen). It’ll thicken and look like canned cherry pie filling (but taste a WHOLE lot better). Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla and almond extracts, and set aside to cool slightly while you prepare the crust.

To make the crust: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the oats or barley, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the melted butter, stirring till everything is well combined.

To assemble the bars: Press 2 1/2 cups (about 14 ounces) of the crust mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing it out to completely cover the bottom of the pan, with no gaps showing. Top the crust with the filling. Add the almonds to the remaining crust mixture, and sprinkle it over the filling.

Bake the squares for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove the squares from the oven, and allow them to cool before cutting into 2″ squares.

Recipe and photo from King Arthur Flour

 

Washington Presidential Library Slated to Open

Article re-posted from the Los Angeles Times, Arts and Culture section
originally posted February 18, 2013

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By David Ng

Presidential libraries serve as official cultural repositories for the legacies of their namesake commanders in chief. More than 200 years after his death, it’s hard to believe that the country’s first president, George Washington, still lacks a library devoted to his remarkable life.

Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of Washington, has spent the last several years raising $100 million to construct an official library on its scenic grounds. Organizers announced on Friday, Feb. 15 — just in time for Presidents Day weekend — an opening date of Sept. 27.

The library’s website states that it will be the only presidential library built and maintained without government funding. The 45,000-square-foot building will provide access to books, manuscripts and other archival material from Mount Vernon.

Visiting scholars will have the option of staying at a 6,000-square-foot residence next to the library.

The full title of the library will be the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

Presidential libraries and museums typically are built within a few years after a president leaves office. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to open its doors May 1 at its location at Southern Methodist University in Texas.

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum opened in 2004 in Little Rock, Ark. Southern California lays claim to two presidential libraries — Ronald Reagan‘s in Simi Valley and Richard Nixon‘s in Yorba Linda.