DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true.
1. __________________ A number of cities in the U.S. have been named after Christopher Columbus including: Washington, D.C., Columbia, S.C., and cities in Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi and New York. The Columbia River was also named after Christopher Columbus, as was Columbia University in New York City.
2. __________________ Christopher Columbus wrote a letter in 1493 to King Ferdinand’s treasurer reporting on his voyage. Of the natives he met, he wrote that he prohibited his sailors from trading worthless items with the natives for their gold as it was “very wrong.”
3. __________________ Following President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, the Kurdish-led administration announced it had made an agreement with the Syrian army to deploy along the length of the border with Turkey to help the Kurds repel a Turkish offensive.
4. __________________ While Democrats and many Republican members of Congress condemned the president’s decision on Syria, Senator Mitch McConnell said the U.S. withdrawal will force the Kurds and Syria to establish a peace deal.
5. __________________ Five candidates participated in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate. To qualify for the debate, candidates needed at least 2 percent support in four early state or national polls and 130,000 unique donors.
6. __________________ Requirements needed to qualify for the next Democratic primary debate on November 20 will include 30 percent support in the four early voting states or national polls and 165,000 donors.
7. __________________ In 2017 Target announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2020. CNN Business found that following the wage increase, stores cut employees hours resulting in lower paychecks and making employees ineligible for health insurance.
8. __________________ Target representatives acknowledged to CNN that raising its employees’ minimum to $15/hour wound up having a negative impact on them.
9. __________________ Following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Turkey had agreed to stop its offensive against the Kurds in Syria.
10. __________________ Prior to the meeting in Ankara, Turkey on Thursday, President Erdogan insisted he would not agree to a cease-fire.
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