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Handout B: Who Said It?

Who Said It?

Note to teacher: Copy, cut out, and post around the room the quotations below.

Directions: Read each quote and decide if it was said by President Lyndon Johnson or President Ronald Reagan.

  1. The purpose of protecting the life of our Nation and preserving the liberty of our citizens is to pursue the happiness of our people.
  2. Those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement.
  3. I intend to establish working groups to prepare a series of White House conferences and meetings on the cities, on natural beauty, on the quality of education, and on other emerging challenges.
  4. We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth.
  5. Our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government.
  6. We have always prided ourselves on being not only America the strong and America the free, but America the beautiful.