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The First 10 U.S. Presidents
Transcript of The First 10 U.S. Presidents
Quiz on Today's Material and the Last Week's Reading QUIZ TIME! -Unanimous elections in 1789 and 1792
-Only president to receive 100% of electoral votes
-Salary: $25k/yr - -Strengthened government
army and navy
-Americans believed US was strong
-True to himself and values -Tied with Aaron Burr
-House of Representatives
-3/5 compromise support
-aka "Negro President" 3/5 compromise: created in 1787; each slave counted as 3/5 person
South: high representation
North: low representation 1) Executive
3) Legislative -Reduced taxes and debt
-Cabinet members based on popularity No opponent due to indecisive Federalist Party Federalist Party: wanted strong central government, better relations with Britain, and supported Hamiltonian system
Democrat-Republicans: Wanted local control, better relations with the French, opposed Hamiltonian system Three Branches of Government Check and Balances: limits amount of power by
2) veto -Improvements: roads, canals, ports
-Tried to restrict land expansion
-Reduced national debt: $16 million to $5 million
-Jacksonian/Democratic Party -Democrat party formed
-All adult white males could vote
-All judges must be elected
-US started to split between North and South Suffrage: right to vote
Still denied: African Americans and women Manifest Destiny: belief that God destined US to gain all land from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
Efforts of Jacksonian Party -Depression of 1837 closed banks and raised unemployment rate
-1840: Independent Treasury - Treasury control of all federal funds.
-Rejected Texas as a Union State
-Missouri launched an "Extermination Order" of all Mormons -Whig party
-Longest inaugural address in American History which laid out the plans of the Whig party
-Opened banks and established paper money -Independent
-People thought of him better as Vice President
-1st VP to become President without being elected 1. Who is the only president to be elected by the electoral college (twice) unanimously (Hint: Wore dentures made of human and animal teeth, ivory, and lead; but never wood)?
2. This president was the first one of two that died on independence day 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and was also the first to live in the White House. Name him.
3. His epitaph read, "Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and the Father of the University of Virginia. If I told you my nickname "Sage of Monticello" what would be my given name?
4. Nicknamed the "Father of the Constitution", also the shortest and lightest president at 5 feet, 4 inches and about 100 pounds. Who am I?
5. James Monroe started the tradition of the U.S. Marine Band playing at what event in 1821? (Hint: The band has played at every one since, every 4 years)
6. This son of a former president and the first to be photographed is the only president to be elected to the House after his presidency. Who is it?
7. Andrew Jackson was the first president to ride in a train. It wasn't the only first for him - name two other firsts this president experienced.
8. He was the first U.S. president born in the United States. The presidents preceding him were born in colonies that later became states. He was the first to be born after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Who is he?
9. He delivered the longest inauguration speech and was the first president to die in office, about 32 days after being elected. On March 4, he gave a 105 minute speech and did not wear an overcoat or hat. He developed pneumonia and died in the White House exactly one month after giving his speech, on April 4, 1841. Name him.
10. John Tyler was the first vice president to ascend to the presidency upon the death of a president. Did he make an inaugural address or run for the office of the Presidency? Answers: 1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. Presidential Inauguration
Answers, continued 6. John Quincy Adams
7. Answers may vary: Assassination attempt, fought both in Revolutionary War and War of 1812, Prisoner of War
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. NO. Since Polk was elected because Harrison died, he never had to make an inaugural address or run for the position of Presidency. Connection to NETS-T 1, 2, & 3 For Standard 1, we address section C: Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding.
For Standard 2, we address section A: Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity. It also addresses section C: Customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.
For Standard 3, we address section A: Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations.