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Old 11-14-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - Hail to the Chief!

Sunday Special - Hail to the Chief !
Today it's all about U.S. Presidents

1. Lincoln made him the first three-star General of the Army...
2. Jimmy Carter made him the only Six-Star General...
3. His initials could also stand for "Fourteenth President"...
4. President elected by the largest electoral margin since 1872, when the
system was "modernized"....
5. Only President to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy
6. Two presidents who graduated from West Point...
7. Two Presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence...
8. Two Presidents who served in WWI...
9. Two Presidents buried at Arlington...
10. Two Presidents to serve less than a year...
11. Four Presidents for which State Capitals are named...
12. The latest of the five Presidents never elected to the office...
13. Two Presidents from Braintree, Mass.
14. State with the most natives to be President...
(Bonus; second most??)
15. President in office when the "Hot Line" to the Kremlin was installed....
16. The four Presidents killed by assassins...
17. The two Presidents wounded during assassination attempts (one was not the target)...
18. Presidential deaths-in-Office that were rumored to be assassinations...
19. Two First Ladies who recieved death threats...
20. Number of foiled assassination plots against Barak Obama so far...
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1. U.S. Grant
2. George Washington
3. Franklin Pierce
4. Ronald Reagan - 1984
5. Jimmy Carter
6. Grant & Eisenhower
7. John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
8. Truman & Eisenhower
9. Taft & Kennedy
10. William Henry Harrison & Garfield
11. Lincoln, Madison, Jefferson & Jackson
12. Gerald Ford
13. John Adams & John Quincy Adams
14. Virginia (8) (Ohio- 7)
15. Kennedy
16. Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy
17. Teddy Roosevelt (he wasn't the target) and Reagan
18. Zachary Taylor and Warren G. Harding (Both were rumored to have been poisoned)
19. Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Obama
20. Four

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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I love anything to do with history, but I pretty much stink at presidential trivia!

1. U.S. Grant
2. George Washington
3. Franklin Pierce
4. Ronald Reagan - 1984
5. Jimmy Carter
6. Grant & Eisenhower
7. John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
8. Truman & Eisenhower

9. Taft & Kennedy
10. William Henry Harrison & Garfield
11. Lincoln, Madison, Jefferson & Jackson

12. Gerald Ford
13. John Adams & John Quincy Adams
14. Virginia (8)
(Ohio- 7)
15. Kennedy
16. Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy
17. Teddy Roosevelt (he wasn't the target) and Reagan
18. Zachary Taylor and Warren G. Harding (Both were rumored to have been poisoned)
19. Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Obama
20. Four

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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Wrong history for me...Ancient British is my favorite! Right about the time Rome invaded and then left...
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Wrong history for me...Ancient British is my favorite! Right about the time Rome invaded and then left...
I love that too, along with most history! When I was a little girl I read a lot about Colonial America, and I took a class in college on American women during the Colonial era. I also took Irish History, and European History during the Industrial Revolution. I love reading and watching anything about history, including good historical fiction (like many of James Michener's books, and Long's series, "The Australians."). My problem is that I very rarely remember details about anything I read or see (not just with history, but with a lot of things). Even if it totally holds my interest, I remember mostly generalities and have to go back to it for specifics.

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I know the feeling, I know enough about alot of things, just enough to get me in trouble.

I think the best thing I got out of college was learning how to do research and how to put it on paper. All the rest was just window dressing. But, I love the windows! LOL!
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I know the feeling, I know enough about alot of things, just enough to get me in trouble.

I think the best thing I got out of college was learning how to do research and how to put it on paper. All the rest was just window dressing. But, I love the windows! LOL!
One of the best things I got out of college was realizing how little I really knew (and I was pretty knowledgeable). I've always had a desire to learn, but that spurred me on even more.

I have always loved research too, but (other than for my master's) most of it has been for writing (creative and other writing). What bugged me about some of the other people in my classes was that they would come up with a specific topic first, and then go try to find stuff on it. Yes, sometimes we have to do that, but what I liked doing (when we had some freedom of topic) was finding out what was out there and then narrowing down the topic. I would have never thought to write about some of the things I did if I had not done that. One writing teacher liked doing themes for the semester. The theme for us that semester was Deafness. Almost everyone wrote on the same topics, but doing it the way I did, I ended up writing a paper on "hearing ear dogs," and one about special glasses NASA had developed to help hearing impaired people read lips.

LOL Sorry we have hijacked your trivia thread luckytrim!

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Oh yes, seems we have again! Sorry!
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One of the best things I got out of college was realizing how little I really knew (and I was pretty knowledgeable). I've always had a desire to learn, but that spurred me on even more.

I have always loved research too, but (other than for my master's) most of it has been for writing (creative and other writing). What bugged me about some of the other people in my classes was that they would come up with a specific topic first, and then go try to find stuff on it. Yes, sometimes we have to do that, but what I liked doing (when we had some freedom of topic) was finding out what was out there and then narrowing down the topic. I would have never thought to write about some of the things I did if I had not done that. One writing teacher liked doing themes for the semester. The theme for us that semester was Deafness. Almost everyone wrote on the same topics, but doing it the way I did, I ended up writing a paper on "hearing ear dogs," and one about special glasses NASA had developed to help hearing impaired people read lips.

LOL Sorry we have hijacked your trivia thread luckytrim!

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You are so right, the most important thing I learned was how little I really knew and how to find it. When all else fails, I ask Daddy!

I had the unfortunate experience of having a TA in my Public Speaking class who shot down all my ideas for research. She finally okayed one on Censorship...she regretted it and I got a standing ovation from the kids in the class. I aimed the entire speech at her, after she had refused a subject the day before my speech was due, I did all the research, did my outline and wrote the speech in 4 hours that night. I was easily the oldest in the class, I was 36 and the rest of the students were about 20. They had my back against this tyrant. Best and hardest grade I ever worked for.
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