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Final Four: Best President of all Time

Posted on: February 10, 2009 7:37 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2009 7:52 pm
 

Elite 8 results: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/12788791/13381649/3

North Region Winner:

1. George Washington 1789-1797

1st President

Remains the only president to receive 100% of the electoral votes.

Presided over the Philadelphia Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787.

Supported plans to build a strong central government by funding the national debt, implementing an effective tax system, and creating a national bank.

His unilateral Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793 provided a basis for avoiding any involvement in foreign conflicts.

South Region Winner:

1. Thomas Jefferson 1801-1809

3rd President

One of the most influential Founding Father.

Principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

Major events, include the Louisiana Purchase(1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition(1804-1806).

Favored states rights and a strictly limited federal government.

Only President to serve two full terms in office to veto no bill of congress.


East Region Winner

1. Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865

16th President.

Successfully led the country through it's greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery.

Issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution.

First Republican president winning on the strength of his support in the North, he was not even on the ballot in nine states in the South.

The first presidential assassination in US history.

West Region Winner:

4. John F. Kennedy 1961-1963

35th President.

Second youngest president.

Only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize.

Events include, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the African Civil Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War.

Created the Peace Corps in 1961.

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.


 

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Comments

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2009 12:59 pm
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

Thanks...Odin & Deadhead!




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2009 11:14 am
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

Lincoln held this country together during a time when it almost fell apart.

Kennedy didn't take the Kremlins crap during the Cuban Missle Crisis.  Envisioned going to the moon and back.  Gave the best speeches of any president to date.  Died too young, we can only imagine what could have been with him.




Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2009 9:12 am
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

I am very proud to have been the sole vote for Teddy in the last round!  My votes for the final go to:

North v. South:  Really tough choice.  Love Jefferson's work but going with Washington here.  Both awesome.  Call it a coin flip and quarter beats nickel. 

East v. West:  Both lost to bullets too early; another reason why they should cost $5000.  I'm going with Honest Abe Lincoln .

Thanks for this poll Cleveland.  Helps the craving for a fix by this political junkie.  Although alot going on in Washington now.  Praying for ya, Barack.  Please help this country!




Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 7:29 pm
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

  1. TJ
  2. JFK



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 6:16 pm
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

Thanks...MF, Sky, Red, TR, MajorE & Muffin!




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 4:35 pm
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

Here are my two votes Cleve!

George Washington

Abraham Lincoln

Keep up the great work!

-M.M.Smile




Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2009 2:16 pm
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

My votes are for Washington and Jefferson as they lived to the full terms in office as opposed to Kennedy and Lincoln who quit just because the were asasinated, quiters they both were.



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Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 8:10 am
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Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 7:08 am
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

I'll have to go with Washington and Lincoln since their birthdays are the reason I don't have to work next Monday.




Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: February 11, 2009 6:14 am
 

Final Four: Best President of all Time

The age old debate continues.....

 

Washington & Lincoln

Without either of these two, the others wouldn't have had a nation to be president of....



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