President's Day: Who do you think was best president?

  1. 0 I'm interested in your opinion and rational for our finest president, in your opinion.
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  3. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    FDR. My reasons...He led the country through the Great Depression & WWII. His New Deal legislation demonstrated that he was a champion for social justice. His support for formation of the UN & his action in the war re-defined the U.S. role in foreign policy, putting us in a position of power/influence.
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    I would vote FDR also although Eisenhower was a pretty impressive POTUS too, he really worked from the middle and was a unifier both here and abroad.
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    Lincoln followed by FDR, then I like Ike. He worked on infrastructrue. Since then no one has had the insight to continue his vision. JFK handles the missle crisis well, I think. Clinton knew how to balance a budget.

    Worst? Wilson and Coolidge, although Calvin did have a really good quote "We have lost our reverence for the profession teaching and bestowed it on the profession of acquiring."
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    If not for the Viet Nam War I would include Lyndon Johnson among the best.
    He completed the Apollo mission to the moon, worked to get Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act the following year. He was the first president since U.S. Grant to arrest and prosecute members of the KKK.
    LBJ signed Medicare into law and gave the first cards to former President Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman. He also signed for Medicaid.
    The number of Americans living below the poverty line decreased by nearly half from 23% to 12%. Unemployment decreased.

    Not knowing enough about nall former presidents I'll go for Lincoln.
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    Certainly LBJ was a powerhouse. He completed a great deal that JFK had started. Agree that the war ruined his legacy.
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    George Washington, Calvin Coolidge, James Madison.
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    Quote from lay2163
    George Washington, Calvin Coolidge, James Madison.
    I'd love to know your reasons. Especially for President Coolidge.
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  10. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    I thought Harding was a good one.
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    I thought Harding was a good one.
    My Grandma voted for him. She liked that he was for civil rights and approved ov women voting.
    His did something for child welfare.
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    Quote from herring_RN
    My Grandma voted for him. She liked that he was for civil rights and approved ov women voting.
    His did something for child welfare.
    I can tell you look for the positive in people.

    "I am not fit for this office and should never have been here." ~Warren Harding

    Once in the White House, the 29th president busied himself with golf, poker, and his mistress, while appointees and cronies plundered the U.S. government in a variety of creative ways.
    [FONT=Minion Pro]During his term as senator, Harding missed more sessions than he attended, being absent for key debates on prohibition and women's suffrage.
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  13. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    After Harding we had Coolidge and Hoover.
  14. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    After Harding we had Coolidge and Hoover.
    Sounds like a rough 16 or so years...I didn't remember anything bout Coolidge, but google told me he reduced lot of government programs.

    I just remember Hoover failing miserably to get us out of the Depression.
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