Final Four results: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
1. George Washington 1789-1797
Founding Father who helped forge a people & the Country together.
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.
1. Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865
The President who fought to keep a divided Country together.
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.