PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE1
Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989  
By Michael Beschloss
 

summarized by
W. Antoniotti 8/18/16

Supplemental One-Page Summaries from

1) Don't t Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis all summarized by W. Antoniotti
2) Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
3) Turning Points in American History
audio course of Professor E. T. O'Donnell
 
G. Washington created Executive Privilege. pdf for color printing 3) Do You Want a Revolution?, The Revolution 1774-76
J. Adams avoided a Quasi-War with France which cost him reelection. From a Constitution to Manifest Destiny The Leader of the Opposition
A. Jackson took on eastern bankers to lessen excessive power over farmers. The Master of Monticello 1809 to the End
A. Lincoln required freeing the slaves as a condition of saving the Union. Apocalypse To Civil War and Reconstruction A Divided Nation from the 1862 Battle of Antietam to 1919 Red Scare 1
T. Roosevelt took on corporate RR trusts for consumers and farmers.  TR Continues Manifest Destiny War With Spain mean Manifest Destiny Rides again.
FDR took an unpopular stance by planning for war but still reelected. Great Depression was FDR first major problem then WW2 Safety Net Deficits like war deficits prove attractive
HT made tough decisions like quickly in the face of pressure from all sides. HT becomes our first Cold War President See US Economic Normality 1945-2015,   Page 2, and  World Changed and Good Jobs Disappeared
JFK continued to push school integration despite potential political opposition. JFK Avoids Vietnam 1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights
RR hastened the end of the Cold War with massive deficit spending. RR Closes an Evil Empire See Federal Deficit increases he used to hasten the fall of USSR are still feared by many.


Presidential Election History

1. Political Eras 1788 to 1892   pdf
2. Political Eras 1896 to 2016   pdf

Other President Stuff
2016 Election Issues

Economic
Federal Deficit    

Entitlements     
Income Stagnates    
Poverty    
Lack of Good Jobs
Economic Wellbeing 
   
Will Stagnate Income Hurt Children?

Education
How Would Experts Redesign US Education?  pdf

Ten Commandments pdf     
Plan to Educate the Class of 2034   pdf
Is College Economically Worthwhile?

Is Financial Aid Welfare?      

Meet the author/editor Walter Antoniotti


Political Controversies

Income Inequality Analysis and Cures

Why is Poverty Controversial?
Is Income Stagnation Serious?   
Criticism of Modern Capitalism
Is Politics About the Money? Capitalism/Political Economy Video    
How Severe was the Great Recession?
Do People Vote Their Pocketbook?   

Should Tea Party Share Its Tea?

Fun Stuff
10 Best and Worst Presidents Rant Political
One-page U.S. History

20th Century U.S. Decade Ranking
Which Decade Was Best, Worst?
Capitalistic Democracy government at a profit
Quick Notes NFL & Golf History

 

1. Presidential Elections 1778-1824  pdf
2. Presidential Elections 1828-1852   
3. Presidential Elections 1856-1892       

4. Presidential Elections 1896-1928  pdf
5. Presidential Elections 1932-72  pdf  
6. Presidential Elections 1976-2012  
pdf

U.S. History
U.S. Terror Episodes Since 1900

Turning Points in American History
Don't Know Much History

Return to Political Economy Historical Summaries

 

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