Lesson ideas for NovemberPresidents Day Jokes & Lessons!

  • JFK Library: JFK 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address
  • Top U.S. History Jokes
  1. “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask “why not?”
  2. “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
  3. “Divided, there is little we can do. Together, there is little we cannot do.”
  4. “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
  5. “Don’t pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.”
  6. “The human mind is our fundamental resource.” (
  7. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
  8. “Our problems are manmade—therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”
  9. “Persons are judged to be great because of the positive qualities they possess, not because of the absence of faults.”
  10. “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.”
  11. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”
  12. “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
  13. “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
  14. “There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair”
  15. “And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights—the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation—the right to breathe air as nature provided it—the right of future generations to a healthy existence?”
  16. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”
  17. “No responsibility of government is more fundamental than the responsibility of maintaining the highest standard of ethical behavior for those who conduct the public business.”
  18. “For a city or a people to be truly free they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choice and to live their own lives.”
  19. “Partnership is not a posture but a process – a continuous process that grows stronger each year as we devote ourselves to common tasks.”
  20. “We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.” (U.S. Constitution Quiz)
  21. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”