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Pop Quiz: Which President Roosevelt said it?

October 27, 2016 by NCC Staff

 

On the 158th birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt, we ask the important question: can you tell Teddy and his famous cousin, Franklin, apart from their famous quotes?

roosevelts320Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in Manhattan. He served with distinction in the New York city and state government, and then briefly as Vice President before William McKinley’s assassination in 1901. As President, Theodore was known as a progressive who championed social and economic reforms, and the broad use of executive powers.

Franklin Roosevelt was Theodore’s fifth cousin, so they had the same great-great-great-great-grandparents. Franklin was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. Young Franklin patterned his political career after his famous fifth cousin, and he married Teddy’s niece, Eleanor Roosevelt. In fact, President Roosevelt presided over the Eleanor and Franklin’s wedding in 1905.

And like Teddy, FDR was a progressive who championed social and economic reforms, and the broad use of executive powers.

With so much in common, and with so many public appearances, the two Presidents Roosevelt made some of the most famous statements in American history.

To test your Roosevelt knowledge, you can take our quick, easy “Which Roosevelt said it” quiz. You’ll get all the quiz answers after you complete the last question.

Link: Click here if you have problems viewing the quiz: http://ncc.polldaddy.com/s/which-president-roosevelt-said-it

 

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