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Pass Fail Analysis of U.S. Presidents
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  Passed Failed
TR
 
Involvement in the 1902 Coal Strike. began the Progressive Era Spanish American War was not a Moral High Ground
Taft
 
Expanded TR's Antitrust Activities  Unintended Consequences of Expanding Dollar Diplomacy
Wilson
 
Advanced Progressive Agenda Failed League of Nations Policy
Harding
 
Strong Economy Emergency Quota Act because of Red Scare # 1
Coolidge
 
Restored Confidence after Harding's  Scandals Mishandled  Great Mississippi Flood
Hoover
 
Few Economic Policies to Negate Recession Conservative Domestic Economic Policies
FDR
 
Redirected Government With First 100 Days Handling of the Holocaust
Truman
 
Recognized Israel Quickly

Prolonged Korean War by allowing General McCarthy advance beyond the 35th parallel .

Ike
 

Ended Korean War Quickly

Helped Britan Control Iranian Oil by overthrowing Iran's democratically elected Government.
JFK
 
   Cuban Missile Crisis Managed Well Mismanaged Bay of Pigs Invasion initiated by the Eisenhower Administration.
LBJ
 
Great Society Medicare, Medicaid, Civil Rights Questionable Gulf of Tonkin Incident was used to expanded Vietnam War.
Nixon
 

Detente with Russia and China

Prolonged Vietnam War for political gain
Ford
 
Pardoned Nixon to end Watergate

Struggles in Vietnam Continued

Carter
 
Camp David Accords fostered Middle East peace.

Naive Malaise Speech

Reagan
 
Accelerated the End of the Cold War Ignored Congress With Iran Contra Arms Sale
Bush 1
 
Successfully Managed Gulf War Continued U.S. Policy of Bailing Out Banks
Clinton
 
1993 Budget Act created surplus Clinton's Health Care Plan Failed
Bush 2
 
Medicare Part D Expanded Government Spending foe two Wars while Cutting Taxes
Obama
 
Obamacare Failure to Pass TPP
Trump
 
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