Learning Lincoln On-line

Topic #54: The Presidential Oath and  Song- Hail to the Chief Information and Answer Sheet

CLICK EITHER: The Oath of Office Activity   &   Presidential "Hail to the Chief" Learning Activity
 

      Suggestions for research on determining the "Greatest President" are:   birth dates, death dates, famous quotations, inauguration, friends, enemies, wars occurring during term, domestic and foreign problems or triumphs, family, previous careers, political offices, changes in the White House, famous members of his staff, hobbies, assassinations, pets, home state, monuments, presidential library and funeral.    Use the chart below to compile points to determine the best of a list of five past Presidents.  

1.  Write comments in the empty box about the President you are read about.  Rate the President for how you think he performed for each question.

2.  Rate the President    1- Not so well---5- being Greatest

1.  Speaking Ability:  Did the President leave "great speeches" for us to read now?





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Circle the rating:  

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2.  Important Domestic Triumph:   Did the President do something "great" to help the people of the U.S.?





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Circle the rating:  

1        2        3         4         5    

3.  Important Foreign Triumph:   Did the President do something "great" to help people of the world?





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Circle the rating:  

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4.  Leadership ability:   Did the President lead our nation through tough times (domestic problems or a war)?





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Circle the rating:  

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5.  Special Features about the President:   What is "great" about this President that makes him special in U.S. History?





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Circle the rating:  

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(double this score rating when adding the total of scores)

  
Scale Rating Score:           Total of points for the President __________

The President with the highest score (30 maximum) will be the one you consider to be the greatest.  If one or more Presidents tie, you will have to read more about the ones tying, and then re-evaluate them by re-reading a little more to find out something special that would help one to win.