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American Presidents
 

 

John Adams 

J. Adams avoided a Quasi-War with France  which cost him reelection.
 The Master of Monticello 1809 to the End,
Leader of the Opposition

John Quincy Adams

George Bush

George Walker Bush

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

Gerald Ford

Andrew Jackson
A. Jackson Took On Eastern Oligarchs to Serve Rural America.
See A. Jackson, From a Constitution to Manifest Destiny
Andrew Jackson - Good Evil & The Presidency 115 min video
Anonymous Letter 1825 Election Corrupt Bargain

 

Thomas Jefferson 1
See
Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
See
The Master of Monticello 1809 to the End,
The Leader of the Opposition

Jefferson's: Influence on Revolution & Louisiana Purchase: Christopher Hitchens 61 min video
Jefferson 88 min
video

Expansionism. Jefferson vs. W. Wilson by

 

Lyndon B. Johnson

 

John F. Kennedy
JFK push school integration despite potential political opposition.
1973 Finally Brings Faster Track Civil Rights
JFK Avoids Vietnam

 

James Madison

 

Abraham Lincoln
A. Lincoln, Apocalypse To Civil War and Reconstruction, A Divided Nation
A. Lincoln required freeing the slaves  as a condition of saving the Union.
A Divided Nation from the 1862 Battle of Antietam


 

Ronald Reagan
R. Reagan hastened the end of the Cold War with deficit spending.
RR Closes an Evil Empire
Federal Deficit increases used to hasten the fall of USSR.


 

F. Roosevelt
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


 

T. Roosevelt
T. Roosevelt took on corporate RR trusts for consumers and farmers.
See TR Continues Manifest Destiny, War With Spain

 

H. Truman
 See HT becomes our first Cold War President

 

W. Wilson
See
When the U.S. Used 'Fake News' to Sell Americans on World War I

 

M. Van Buren
Van Buren - Friend or Foe? 42 min podcast

 

George Washington
G. Washington made voters unhappy with the Jay Treaty and Taxes
Do You Want a Revolution?
The Revolution 1774-76  
Source
How George Washington Warned Us About Tribalism and Disunity