A Monday is set aside each February to note the Feb. 12 birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Feb. 22 birthday of George Washington. While Iowa plays a significant role in the country’s presidential elections it also has had an impact on the presidency in other ways. See how well you know Iowa’s presidential history.

[quiz key=”17H5Y0LDF6iS1C5M6KX8ObyL4Bvu_rY3KokcP_9aT6sI” answerstyle=”bullets” title=”Significant roles Iowa has played in the U.S. presidency” byline=”Quiz By: Lyle Muller” source=”The Lincoln Institute: Abraham Lincoln’s Classroom (http://abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/abraham-lincoln-state-by-state/abraham-lincoln-and-iowa/), Union Pacific website (http://www.up.com/aboutup/history/), History.com, The Des Moines Register caucus 2012 web page, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, The World Food Prize website, Hoover Presidential Foundation” ]

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  1. Are you sure Lincoln was President when I was in high school? “The Pacific Railroad Enabling Act Lincoln signed in 1962 directed the United Pacific and Central Pacific railroads to build the United States’ first continental railroad.”

  2. Hoo-boy. Thanks for finding that typo in the original quiz answer. The Pacific Railroad Enabling Act was signed in 1862, and our copy has been changed to reflect that. Thanks for the catch, and for taking the quiz.

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