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Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

Yes, it's Presidents Day, which originated in the 1880s to honor George Washington's birthday on Feb. 22. But because America likes its long weekends, Congress voted in 1968 to make sure that Washington's birthday should always be celebrated on a Monday. Lawmakers also threw in Abraham Lincoln's birthday, on Feb. 12, as part of the deal.

It was proposed that "Washington's Birthday" be renamed "Presidents Day," but Congress rejected it. Retailers, however, did not. They found it much easier to announce a "Presidents Day Sale" rather than a "Formerly Washington's Birthday And Now Both Washington's And Lincoln's Birthdays Sale." Or just: "Buy Stuff."

Now, "Presidents Day" is the commonly accepted name of the holiday and has become a celebration of the lives of all U.S. presidents.

Out of our nation's 44 presidents, we chose 10 to test your knowledge. And hey, if you don't pass the quiz, at least try to get a good deal on a new TV.

Find the answers here.

  • This president crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," which created the League of Nations. He also created the Federal Reserve and signed the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
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    This president crafted the Versailles Treaty's "Fourteen Points," which created the League of Nations. He also created the Federal Reserve and signed the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
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  • This president is best remembered for his doctrine of non-intervention that was designed to signify a clear break between America and Europe.
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    This president is best remembered for his doctrine of non-intervention that was designed to signify a clear break between America and Europe.
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  • This president is remembered for his disastrous response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression. Shantytowns all over America were nicknamed after him.
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    This president is remembered for his disastrous response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression. Shantytowns all over America were nicknamed after him.
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  • This Vermont native became president after James A. Garfield was assassinated. He became a champion for civil reform by signing an act which stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit.
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    This Vermont native became president after James A. Garfield was assassinated. He became a champion for civil reform by signing an act which stipulated that government jobs should be awarded on the basis of merit.
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  • This president's campaign promised a "return to normalcy" after WWI. After serving in the office for less than three years, he died of a heart attack.
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    This president's campaign promised a "return to normalcy" after WWI. After serving in the office for less than three years, he died of a heart attack.
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  • This unpopular president is perhaps best known for signing the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed for the capture and return of runaway slaves.
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    This unpopular president is perhaps best known for signing the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed for the capture and return of runaway slaves.
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  • This president was a Civil War general and commander of the Union armies.
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    This president was a Civil War general and commander of the Union armies.
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  • He was the only person to serve as both president of the United States and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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    He was the only person to serve as both president of the United States and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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  • Despite his quiet demeanor, he gave the first presidential speech to be broadcast to the nation over the radio.
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    Despite his quiet demeanor, he gave the first presidential speech to be broadcast to the nation over the radio.
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  • This president's challenges included a financial panic and rising tension between the U.S. and Great Britain over the Maine-New Brunswick border.
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    This president's challenges included a financial panic and rising tension between the U.S. and Great Britain over the Maine-New Brunswick border.
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