Since ancient times, people have respected the ability to stand and speak one’s mind. Convictions…
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.
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Teacher: Patrick Allitt
“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.”
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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