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U.S. Government

The kids are supposed to be memorizing the state capitals, the presidents, the Declaration of Independence, and the Preamble to the Constitution.  I have promised the kids a Starbucks if they can memorize all of the state capitals and presidents.  I will buy them another one when they memorize the Declaration and the Preamble.  So far, two students have earned two Starbucks each!  Good Job, Rhane and Chris!

Angel, Keely, Adam, Devon and Natalie need to catch up!  Come on guys, you can do it!  Houseparents, help them out! :0)

State Capitals

 

Alabama - Montgomery

Alaska - Juneau
Arizona - Phoenix
Arkansas - Little Rock
California - Sacramento
Colorado - Denver
Connecticut - Hartford
Delaware - Dover
Florida - Tallahassee
Georgia - Atlanta
Hawaii - Honolulu
Idaho - Boise
Illinois - Springfield
Indiana - Indianapolis
Iowa - Des Moines
Kansas - Topeka
Kentucky - Frankfort
Louisiana - Baton Rouge
Maine - Augusta
Maryland - Annapolis
Massachusetts - Boston
Michigan - Lansing
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Jackson
Missouri - Jefferson City
Montana - Helena
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Carson City
New Hampshire - Concord
New Jersey - Trenton
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Albany
North Carolina - Raleigh
North Dakota - Bismarck
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
Oregon - Salem
Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
Rhode Island - Providence
South Carolina - Columbia
South Dakota - Pierre
Tennessee - Nashville
Texas - Austin
Utah - Salt Lake City
Vermont - Montpelier
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Olympia
West Virginia - Charleston
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming - Cheyenne

 

 

 

Presidents

They don't need to know the years, but they do have to know the chronological number (for example, Abraham Lincoln was #16)

  1. George Washington     (1789-1797)
  2. John Adams     (1797-1801)
  3. Thomas Jefferson     (1801-1809)
  4. James Madison     (1809-1817)
  5. James Monroe     (1817-1825)
  6. John Quincy Adams     (1825-1829)
  7. Andrew Jackson     (1829-1837)
  8. Martin Van Buren     (1837-1841)
  9. William Henry Harrison     (1841)
  10. John Tyler     (1841-1845)
  11. James K. Polk     (1845-1849)
  12. Zachary Taylor     (1849-1850)
  13. Millard Fillmore    (1850-1853)
  14. Franklin Pierce     (1853-1857)
  15. James Buchanan     (1857-1861)
  16. Abraham Lincoln     (1861-1865)
  17. Andrew Johnson     (1865-1869)
  18. Ulysses S. Grant     (1869-1877)
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes     (1877-1881)
  20. James A. Garfield     (1881)
  21. Chester Arthur     (1881-1885)
  22. Grover Cleveland     (1885-1889)
  23. Benjamin Harrison     (1889-1893)
  24. Grover Cleveland     (1893-1897)
  25. William McKinley     (1897-1901)
  26. Theodore Roosevelt     (1901-1909)
  27. William Howard Taft     (1909-1913)
  28. Woodrow Wilson     (1913-1921)
  29. Warren G. Harding     (1921-1923)
  30. Calvin Coolidge     (1923-1929)
  31. Herbert Hoover     (1929-1933)
  32. Franklin D. Roosevelt     (1933-1945)
  33. Harry S Truman     (1945-1953)
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower     (1953-1961)
  35. John F. Kennedy     (1961-1963)
  36. Lyndon B. Johnson     (1963-1969)
  37. Richard Nixon     (1969-1974)
  38. Gerald Ford     (1974-1977)
  39. Jimmy Carter     (1977-1981)
  40. Ronald Reagan     (1981-1989)
  41. George Bush     (1989-1993)
  42. Bill Clinton     (1993-2001)
  43. George W. Bush     (2001-2009)
  44. Barack Obama     (2009-current President)

 

Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

 

Preamble to the Constitution:

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution, for the United States of America.

 

 

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