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Benton D Struckcheon

(2,347 posts)
2. Washington
Sat Sep 7, 2013, 12:13 PM
Sep 2013

Things could easily have gone seriously wrong right from the start.
In re the imperial Presidency and constantly intervening overseas, he voluntarily stepped down after two terms, setting a longstanding precedent, and he threw Jefferson out of the Cabinet for advocating too vociferously for the French at the time of their revolution, wanting instead to maintain a strict neutrality.
That latter example lasted all the way to WWI, when Woodrow Wilson violated it. It's been pretty much downhill in re foreign policy since then.

I voted FDR gopiscrap Sep 2013 #1
He saved the world. (nt) Nye Bevan Sep 2013 #5
Washington Benton D Struckcheon Sep 2013 #2
Yeah I like what you say gopiscrap Sep 2013 #3
McKinley set the stage for Wilson, that's when the U.S. Uncle Joe Sep 2013 #13
Without a doubt, FDR. David__77 Sep 2013 #4
Obama undeterred Sep 2013 #6
:) Kolesar Sep 2013 #9
Lincoln adopted the cause of the way-outmatched abolitionists Kolesar Sep 2013 #7
+1. I had Washington and FDR tied for 2nd - nt HardTimes99 Sep 2013 #15
. blkmusclmachine Sep 2013 #8
Kennedy shenmue Sep 2013 #10
Why? gopiscrap Sep 2013 #11
Ditto for Kennedy. n/t RebelOne Sep 2013 #16
I'm going to get flamed for this but here goes. Lyndon Johnson............. wandy Sep 2013 #12
I voted the man so popular, mick063 Sep 2013 #14
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