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Quotable Quotes from American History

written by: steffiebuzz
Throughout history, some great Americans have made great statements. Take this quiz to see if you know who said what and when.

Question 1:

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On March 23, 1775 this American patriot made the following statement, while addressing the House of Burgesses in regard to the United State’s Revolutionary War: "Give me liberty or give me death!"
Patrick Henry
Benjamen Franklin
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson

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Question 2:

Which American politician said the following about liberty: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”?
George Washington
Benjamin Franklin
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson

Question 3:

Which US President delivered the following words: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."?
John F. Kennedy
William J. Clinton
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln

Question 4:

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s renowned phrase "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" is actually a blunder of what he really wanted to say.

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Question 5:

Which US President said these words: "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."?
John F. Kennedy
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
Benjamen Franklin

Question 6:

Which US President made the following statement: "America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from the government, it comes from the creator of life."?
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
George W. Bush
John Adams

Question 7:

These words were spoken by Jed Babbin, a former deputy undersecretary of defence in the first Bush administration, on January 30, 2003: "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind."

Question 8:

Which great American leader made the following statement: "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”?
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln

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This was young George Washington’s response, when his father asked who had cut his little cherry tree in their garden: "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet."

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