History Quiz / Presidential Inaugural Quotes

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Quiz Updated Jan 19, 2012

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Quote President % Correct
'And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.'John F. Kennedy (1961)
85.7%
'So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts ...'Franklin Roosevelt (1933)
81.8%
'At this last presidential inauguration of the 20th century, let us lift our eyes toward the challenges that await us in the next century.'William Clinton (1997)
76.6%
'You will join with me, I trust, in thinking that there are no [other circumstances] under ... which the proceedings of a new and free government can more auspiciously commence.'George Washington (1789)
75.1%
'Even now, a rocket moves toward Mars. It reminds us that the world will not be the same for our children, or even for ourselves in a short span of years.'Lyndon Johnson (1965)
67.4%
'It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention ...'Andrew Jackson (1829)
59.5%
'Employed in the service of my country abroad during the whole course of these transactions, I first saw the Constitution of the United States in a foreign country.'John Adams (1797)
58.2%
'We have grown in power and in responsibility. We have passed through the anxieties of depression and of war to a summit unmatched in man's history.'Dwight Eisenhower (1953)
58.1%
'Our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government.'Ronald Reagan (1981)
57.9%
'For a half century, America defended our own freedom by standing watch on distant borders. After ... communism came years of relative quiet, ... then there came a day of fire.'George W. Bush (2005)
54.2%
'The country having just emerged from a great rebellion, many questions will come before it for settlement in the next four years ...'Ulysses S. Grant (1869)
53.3%
Quote President % Correct
'We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. ... Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union ...'Thomas Jefferson (1801)
50%
'We stand firm in armed neutrality since it seems that in no other way we can demonstrate what it is we insist upon and cannot forget.'Woodrow Wilson (1917)
49.5%
'Communism is based on the belief that man is so weak and inadequate that he is unable to govern himself, and therefore requires the rule of strong masters.'Harry Truman (1949)
49.2%
'When we assembled here on the 4th of March, 1897, there was great anxiety with regard to our currency and credit. None exists now.'William McKinley (1901)
48.6%
'With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in ...'Abraham Lincoln (1865)
46.1%
'The Republic of Texas has made known her desire to come into our Union, to form a part of our Confederacy and enjoy with us the blessings of liberty ...'James Polk (1845)
43.6%
'Such growth in wealth ... and in power as this nation has seen during the century and a quarter of its national life is inevitably accompanied by a like growth in ... problems.'Theodore Roosevelt (1905)
34.5%
'As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.'Barack Obama (2009)
31.6%
'A territory bounded by the Mississippi has been extended from sea to sea. New States have been admitted to the Union in numbers nearly equal to those of the first Confederation.'John Quincy Adams (1825)
29.7%
'On the issue of the war are staked our national sovereignty on the high seas and the security of an important class of citizens ...'James Madison (1813)
29.2%
'When we listen to 'the better angels of our nature,' we find that they celebrate the simple things, the basic things--such as goodness, decency, love, kindness.'Richard Nixon (1969)
19.2%
 
Number % Answered
22 (all)
7.7%
19-21
11.8%
16-18
14.1%
13-15
14.2%
10-12
13.3%
7-9
10.9%
4-6
10.1%
1-3
17.8%

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