Presidents’ Day 2011
Putting politics aside today, I’d like to take a moment and salute our nations leaders. I’d like to start with a tribute to our current President.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) in Hawaii, is the 44th and is the current President of The United States. He is the first African-American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.
President Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.
Obama served 3 terms in the Illinois Senete from 1997 to 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 08 Democratic Presidential primaries against Hillary Clinton where he won his party’s nomination. In the 2008 general election he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated President on January 20, 2009.
In October 2009, President Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Perhaps you’ve heard Presidential Fun Facts on the morning show, well I have some White House triva and Presidential quotes for you to ponder.
“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition, is yet to be developed.” — March 9, 1832 – First Political Announcement (Lincoln)
“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” — March 9, 1832 – First Political Announcement (Lincoln)
“This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.” — April 6, 1859 – Letter to Henry Pierce (Lincoln)
“A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.” — George Washington
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. “ — George Washington
“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” — George Washington
WHITE HOUSE TRIVIA
What is the address of the White House?
a. 101 Washington Street
b. Local Street
c. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ***
Which architect designed the original White House in 1792?
a. James Hoban ***
b. Frank Lloyd Wright
c. Steven Wright
What was the first official name given to the White House?
a. The President’s House ***
b. The Head Dude’s Pad
c. The Pad With The Pillars
Who was the first president to live in the White House?
a. John Adams ***
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. George Washington
How many rooms are there in the White House?
a. 1 really big one
b. 132 ***
How many rooms in the White House are ovals?
c. 3 ***
Which is the largest and most formal room in the White House?
a. The Blue Room
b. The East Room ***
c. Dan Quayle’s office