Fun, Facts, and Trivia
The Dirksen Center wants to help teachers teach better by giving them the opportunity to use technology to create, customize, and share online learning activities in their classrooms. The Center wants to help students learn more by bringing educational resources together in one place that provide new ways to learn about Congress interactively.
You know the presidents, but do you know their vice-presidents? See how much you know, take the trivia quiz posted on Congress for Kids. Find U.S. Vice-Presidents at: http://www.congressforkids.net/games/Elections_eletionpres/2_electionofpresident.htm
or False: Provided in the 25th Amendment, the president must
nominate a new vice-president who must be confirmed by a majority vote
of both houses of Congress. Under this procedure set out in the 25th Amendment,
Gerald Ford was the first vice-president appointed and confirmed, and
Nelson Rockefeller was the second.
2. When no vice-presidential candidate receives a majority of votes in the Electoral College, then the Senate selects the winner, just as the House does in the case where no presidential candidate has received a majority. Who is the only vice-president to be selected in this fashion?
3. John C. Calhoun was vice-president under both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Which of the following was also vice-president under two different presidents?
Answers to the August issue of Fun, Facts, and Trivia link here: http://www.webcommunicator.org/funfactstrivia0803ans.htm
Do you have or know of an online activity you would like The Dirksen Congressional Center to feature on its new Web site for students -- Congress for Kids? The Center is currently seeking online activities that provide new ways to learn about Congress and the workings of the federal government interactively.
If you have questions or suggestions for online activities, contact Cindy Koeppel.