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Visit Washington DC

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Materials Needed

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Activity Instructions

Use the information below as trivia questions or to start a conversation can be used for teaching tool, reminiscing and trivia game

  1. The White House was burned down during which war? 
  2. President Abraham Lincoln was shot in which theater? 
  3. The cherry blossom trees in Washington DC were a gift from which country in 1912? 
  4. Why is the Washington Monument two different colors?
  5. Residents of Washington DC weren’t allowed to vote until the 23rd amendment was passed. True or False?  
  6. The White House was originally called “The Executive Mansion” until it was renamed by President Theodore Roosevelt in which year?  
  7. The Pentagon is designed so that any part of the building can be reached by walking in how many minutes?
  8. George Washington never lived in the White House. The first president to do so was who? 
  9. Which President created the original Oval Office in 1909. 
  10. Washington DC was not the original capital of the United States. What city was? 

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 Answers

  1. The White House was burned down during which war? The War of 1812
  2. President Abraham Lincoln was shot in which theater? Ford’s Theater in Washington DC
  3. The cherry blossom trees in Washington DC were a gift from which country in 1912? Japan
  4. Why is the Washington Monument two different colors. Because the materials came from different quarries.
  5. Residents of Washington DC weren’t allowed to vote until the 23rd amendment was passed. True or False?  True
  6. The White House was originally called “The Executive Mansion” until it was renamed by President Theodore Roosevelt in which year?  1901
  7. The Pentagon is designed so that any part of the building can be reached by walking in how many minutes? 10 minutes
  8. George Washington never lived in the White House. The first president to do so was who? John Adams
  9. Which President created the original Oval Office in 1909. William Howard Taft
  10. Washington DC was not the original capital of the United States. What city was? Philadelphia was the original capital