Can you name the first 5 US presidents?

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Can you name the first 5 US presidents?
Tue, 04-11-2006 - 4:52pm
This was a question they asked teens on the Oprah show about the state of US schools. Only one out of many could answer it. I'm ashamed to say I couldn't name them either. I got the first 3, but I didn't know the next 2. However, I was in the ballpark. Some of these kids guessed Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln!
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Tue, 04-11-2006 - 7:21pm

OK. I could name them because two of my teachers required us to memorize and recite them when I was in elementary and MS.



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Registered: 04-27-2003
Wed, 04-19-2006 - 12:08pm

Nope, but I can't name the first five Canadian Prime Ministers, either!


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Registered: 09-14-1997
Wed, 05-10-2006 - 1:21pm

Yes, I can.

Of course, I teach US history.

I think, however, that memorizing the president's names is interesting, but what is important is what happened during their administrations.