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People should experience before they judge.

I say that in reference to the escalating national debate about private prisons, fueled even more by President Biden’s ill-considered executive action today ordering the Department of Justice not to renew its contracts with private facilities.

I would know, because I took the time to actually visit two private facilities – and could not have been more impressed. As I explained in an op-ed in March, I toured two re-entry facilities and was able to freely interact with staff and residents.

Everyone was filled with mutual respect, with the staff displaying genuine pride in helping residents succeed and providing them with the opportunities and tools to lead successful lives on the outside. Residents spoke with a newfound optimism and hope…[more]

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CFIF U.S. Presidents Quiz Print
By CFIF Staff
Thursday, February 13 2020

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Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our nation’s chief executives.

(Answer key may be found at the bottom)

1. What is the name of the federal holiday that falls annually on the third Monday in February?

a. Presidents Day
b. Valentine’s Day
c. Washington/Lincoln Day
d. Washington’s Birthday


2. What was George Washington’s salary as President of the United States?

a. $  25,000
b. $  50,000
c. $  75,000
d. $100,000


3. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents is the first to have both served on an aircraft carrier and had one named after him?

a. John F. Kennedy
b. Ronald Reagan
c. George H.W. Bush
d. Harry S. Truman


4. What does the President swear to "preserve, protect and defend" when he takes the Oath of Office?

a. United States of America
b. American people
c. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
d. Constitution of the United States


5. Who was the only U.S. President to pay off the national debt?

a. George Washington
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Ronald Reagan


6. When did the Secret Service assume full-time responsibility for the protection of the President of the United States?

a. 1776
b. 1789
c. 1865
d. 1902


7. Which U.S. President was the first to withhold documents requested by Congress, claiming “the disclosure of which would injure the public”?

a. George Washington
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Harry Truman
d. Richard Nixon


8. Which of the following was the first sitting U.S. President to have a child born in the White House?

a. John Adams
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Ulysses S. Grant
d. Grover Cleveland


9. Who was the first sitting U.S. President to travel via airplane?

a. Theodore Roosevelt
b. Herbert Hoover
c. Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. Woodrow Wilson


10. Who was the first U.S. President to spend Christmas in the White House?

a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. James Madison

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Answers: 1(d); 2(a); 3(c); 4(d); 5(c); 6(d); 7(a); 8(d); 9(c); 10(b)

 

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