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Quotes of the Week

In honor of President's Day, the quotes from this week are from US presidents.

Quote 1:

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
John Adams

How much knowledge do you have of the American government? What is the most interesting part, to you?

Quote 2:
A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Abraham Lincoln

Do you agree? This was said about the Civil War- anything interesting to share?

Quote 1 and 2 from

Quote 3:

Our kids hopefully are watching and saying, 'You know what, there are no shortcuts.'

Barack Obama, in his first press conference as U.S. President, on Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs

Did you watch this press conference? What was your reaction to the A-Rod thing? Did you care?

Quote 3 from Time Magazine online.


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