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Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Presidential Lore

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt. who travelled more than 50,000 miles by rail, prohibited any train he was riding from traveling over 25 mph. Why?

A. So his fans could catch a glimpse of him as he went past.

B. Because 25 mph was the most fuel-efficient speed, an important consideration during the Great Depression.

C. To be sure the train movement would not cause his wheelchair to tip over.

D. High speeds gave him motion sickness.

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