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PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE
Nine Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
 By Michael Beschloss  

summarized by
W. Antoniotti 8/18/16     

Part 1 Building a Nation Part 2 Guiding the World

1) G. Washington
made voters unhappy with the Jay Treaty and Taxes
See Do You Want a Revolution? and The Revolution 1774-76

 

6)
FDR
took an unpopular stance by planning for war but still reelected.
See
Great Depression was FDR first major problem then WW2
Safety Net Deficits like war deficits prove attractive
2) J. Adams avoided a Quasi-War with France  which cost him reelection.
See The Master of Monticello 1809 to the End and The Leader of the Opposition
 
7) H. Truman made tough high pressure decisions quickly.
See HT becomes our first Cold War President
3) A. Jackson Took On Eastern Oligarchs to Serve Rural America.
See
From a Constitution to Manifest Destiny
8) JFK push school integration despite potential political opposition.
See JFK Avoids Vietnam, and 1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights
4) A. Lincoln required freeing the slaves  as a condition of saving the Union.
See
Apocalypse To Civil War and Reconstruction
A Divided Nation from the 1862 Battle of Antietam
9) R. Reagan hastened the end of the Cold War with deficit spending.
  See
RR Closes an Evil Empire and Federal Deficit increases used to hasten the fall of USSR a re still feared by many.

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5) T. Roosevelt took on corporate RR trusts for consumers and farmers.
See
 TR Continues Manifest Destiny and War With Spain mean Manifest Destiny Rides again.
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1  From the 2007 first edition
2. Table, column and row titles, and name abbreviations are by Walter Antoniotti

3. Editor's addition  4. Editor's Note: Washington's fears of political parties were avoided as US Undergoes the First Peaceful 1800Transfer of a Democratic System from Turning Points in American History

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