Who Did What?
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    “Who Did What?” Friend, Feb. 1987, 26

    Who Did What?

    Citizens of the United States celebrate the birthdays of two famous presidents in February. George Washington, the first president, was born February 22, 1732. Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ sixteenth president, was born February 12, 1809. How much do you know about these two great men? See how many correct answers you can give by circling the right president’s name after each statement. Then test your friends!

    1. A giant among men then, he stood six feet two inches (1.9 m) and weighed two hundred pounds (90 kg). Mount Vernon was his home.

      • George Washington

      • Abraham Lincoln

    2. In his second inaugural address, he spoke these compassionate words: “With malice toward none, with charity for all …”

      • George Washington

      • Abraham Lincoln

    3. John Adams was vice-president during his term.

      • George Washington

      • Abraham Lincoln

    4. He was sixteen when he started working as a surveyor. He married a rich widow with two children when he was twenty-seven.

      • George Washington

      • Abraham Lincoln

    5. He pulled the nation together during the Civil War and wrote “The Gettysburg Address.”

      • George Washington

      • Abraham Lincoln

    6. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play at Ford’s Theater.

      • George Washington

      • Abraham Lincoln

    Answers:

    • (1) George Washington, (2) Abraham Lincoln, (3) George Washington, (4) George Washington, (5) Abraham Lincoln, (6) Abraham Lincoln.