Greatest US presidents

Some presidents of the United States have responded well to crisis situations to assure the survival of the republic. Others have advanced the rights of minorities and the disadvantaged. Others again have tried to spread democratic ideals and institutions around the world. There are always going to be disagreements about the very best presidents, but in this course, you’ll learn about ten of the strongest candidates. You’ll also be able to reflect on the many qualities that constitute “greatness” in a political leader.

   202 students completed this course

   92% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Patrick Allitt


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92% of students recommend

  “I learned so much about these men. Very interesting stuff.”

  “I learned something NEW (to me, anyway) about each president! Thank you!”

  “Even though I am fairly well-versed in the in the administrations discussed, I still learned new aspects.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. George Washington (1789-1797)
Lesson 2. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Lesson 3. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
Lesson 4. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
Lesson 5. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Lesson 6. Franklin Roosevelt (1933-1945)
Lesson 7. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
Lesson 8. Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961)
Lesson 9. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
Lesson 10. Barack Obama (2009-2017)
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  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
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