Sunday, December 10, 2006

Don't go into politics...

...You'll end up dead.

So, I'm studying for The Presidency tomorrow, and I thought I'd share. This is my summary of the American Presidency:

  1. George Washington Father of our country, Whiskey Rebellion, etc.
  2. John Adams XYZ affair, sedition and alien act
  3. Thomas Jefferson Jeffersonian, Louisiana purchase
  4. James Madison War of 1812, cold.
  5. James Monroe Monroe Doctrine, internal improvements.
  6. John Q. Adams “Corrupt bargain,” nothing interesting.
  7. Andrew Jackson Jacksonian, against the second bank of the US.
  8. Martin Van Buren Panic of 1837, “inherited” from Jackson
  9. William H. Harrison Whig, log cabin-hard cider, died soon.
  10. John Tyler Very states rights, (“Tippecanoe and Tyler too”) Southern.
  11. James K. Polk Expansionist.
  12. Zachary Taylor Nationalist, whig, died in office. Growing tension.
  13. Millard Fillmore Weak-whig. Growing north/south tension.
  14. Franklin Pierce Bleeding Kansas. Growing tension
  15. James Buchanan Thought Supreme Court would solve n/s issue. Dredd Scott
  16. Abraham Lincoln Suspended writ of habeas corpus, etc, civil war, died.
  17. Andrew Johnson Reconstruction, (tried to follow Lincoln) almost impeached.
  18. Ulysses S. Grant General, Gould/Fisk, allowed radical reconstruction
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes Conservative old fogey.
  20. James A. Garfield Conklin and New York Customs House ordeal, died
  21. Chester A. Arthur Pendleton Act, was friends w/Conklin, separated himself.
  22. Grover Cleveland* Economic stuff—depression.
  23. Benjamin Harrison Tariff issues.
  24. William McKinley Trusts, 100 day war, shot by anarchist.
  25. Theodore Roosevelt Trust-buster, Panama Canal, stretched power a lot.
  26. William H. Taft much more legal than TR.
  27. Woodrow Wilson “He kept us out of war” then WWI
  28. Warren G. Harding stayed out of business, heard of scandals, died.
  29. Calvin Coolidge Popular but quiet. Effectively did nothing.
  30. Herbert Hoover Depression—scapegoat for it.
  31. Franklin D. Roosevelt New Deal, WWII, four terms, died in office.
  32. Harry S. Truman Fair Deal, Marshall plan, NATO, North Korea
  33. Dwight Eisenhower Worked on maintaining World Peace.
  34. John F. Kennedy Cuban missile crisis, assassinated in office.
  35. Lyndon B. Johnson Great Society, Vietnam
  36. Richard Nixon Only Nixon could go to China,” Watergate.
  37. Gerald R. Ford Pardoned Nixon, conservative, moderate.
  38. Jimmy Carter Economy, Camp David with Israel and Egypt, China
  39. Ronald Reagan 1981 cut spending, but spent lots on military, bless him.
  40. George Bush End cold war, Panama, Iraq, Kuwait, (Desert Storm)
  41. William Clinton Peace, economic health, lots of moral issues.
  42. George W. Bush If you don’t know, you ought to pay more attention.

Hamiltonianism: Federalist, more centralized power, etc.

Jeffersonianism: Anti-Federalist, Republican-Democrat, less centralized power.

Jacksonian: Democratic. Man of the people.

Doesn't it just curl your teeth?

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