Nine Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
 By Michael Beschloss
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Index    Part 1 Building a Nation     Part 2 Guiding the World    


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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


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
2) J. Adams avoided a Quasi-War with France  which cost him reelection.
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The Leader of the Opposition
3) A. Jackson Took On Eastern Oligarchs to Serve Rural America.
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Andrew Jackson - Good Evil & The Presidency
8) JFK push school integration despite potential political opposition.
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1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights
4) A. Lincoln required freeing the slaves  as a condition of saving the Union.
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A Divided Nation from the 1862 Battle of Antietam
9) R. Reagan hastened the end of the Cold War with deficit spending.
RR Closes an Evil Empire and Federal Deficit increases used to hasten
 the fall of USSR a re still feared by many.


5) T. Roosevelt took on corporate RR trusts for consumers and farmers.
 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

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