Report from Oklahoma: 75% of surveyed high school students don't know who America's 1st elected president was.


Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.

The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on Thursday.

Brandon Dutcher is with the conservative think tank and said the group wanted to find out how much civic knowledge Oklahoma high school students know.

Well, they know now and it ain’t good. Have a look at the questions and check out the percentages of these students who answered correctly. Try it yourself and check your answers below the fold:

Question % Ans. Correctly
What is the supreme law of the land? 28
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? 26
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? 27
How many justices are there on the Supreme Court? 10
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? 14
What ocean is on the east coast of the United States? 61
What are the two major political parities in the United States? 43
We elect a U.S. senator for how many years? 11
Who was the first President of the United States? 23
Who is in charge of the executive branch? 29


Here are the answers:

  1. The Constitution
  2. The Bill of Rights
  3. The House and the Senate
  4. Nine (9)
  5. Thomas Jefferson
  6. Atlantic
  7. Democrat and Republican
  8. Six (6)
  9. George Washington
  10. The President