Grover Cleveland

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Grover Cleveland’s prestige rests largely on his reputation of being honest, but most 19th century presidents were honest, and honesty alone doesn’t equate to greatness. Cleveland reputation…

Did James Buchanan cause the Civil War

Is seems to be the consensus opinion that James Buchanan was single handedly responsible for the Civil War. Since the first states started seceding during his term, and he failed to convince them to come back peacefully, many say that he was fully culpable for the carnage that later came. What I will do in…

James Buchanan

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Most recent historical polls rate James Buchanan as the worst president ever, with the justification being that Buchanan single handedly caused the Civil War. Whereas Buchanan didn’t…

The UPSC presidential rankings

The US Presidency Centre (USPC) rankings is a survey of academics in the United Kingdom that rates the presidents of the United States. The survey had the respondents in five categories on a scale of one to ten to come up with an aggregate ranking in much the same manner the CSPAN and the Siena…

Martin Van Buren

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Martin Van Buren was the 8th president of the United States, and Andrew Jackson’s hand-picked successor. Van Buren had served as both Secretary of State and Vice-President in the…

The Changing Ranking of Andrew Jackson

In the initial Schlesinger ranking in 1948, Andrew Jackson ranked 6th overall as a great president. In the subsequent Schlesinger ranking in 1962, Jackson came in at sixth once again, but his ranking has fallen to an average of 17.00 in the four most recent polls. With such a drop in the rankings, which has mostly taken…

Andrew Jackson

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Andrew Jackson rose to power by building a coalition of the Southern and Western states. This coalition controlled the politics of Jackson and his democratic party, creating…

How World War I Caused World War II

World War I and the aftermath of it’s treaties led directly to World War II. The Germans only surrendered on the grounds of Woodrow Wilson‘s fourteens points, which called for “Peace without victory”, but the peace that was negotiated wasn’t based upon the fourteen points, but on vengeance and fear. The Allies wanted to make…

Woodrow Wilson

This is an entry in my Presidential Rankings series. To see the most up to date full rankings, and where each president ranks follow the link here: Presidential Rankings Woodrow Wilson became president in the election of 1912, which featured three major candidates: Wilson, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. A rift in the Republican party…

Rebooting the Presidents

I have decided that I will once again reboot my presidential rankings series. The idea in this series was to write articles on each president that cover all the major events during their term to give a full view of what they did while president. I have strived to make informative articles, with the idea…