Elite 8 results: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
North Region Winner:
1. George Washington 1789-1797
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
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
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
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.