ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Politics and Social Issues»
  • United States Politics

All the Presidents of the United States

Updated on November 10, 2012

With the election that we just had on November 6th, I know that many of us put in our votes and made our voice heard. With this recent election, it made me realize how many presidents we have had since our very first president George Washington. Each president has run the office in their own way and most can say in both a positive way and negative way.

With every president that the United State's has had, we have gone through so many different situations and a lot of changes over the many years. Look at how many laws we started off with when Washington was president, our country was barely getting started, there really wasn't a lot to consider but as the population grew and we started to need more laws and each president that was elected had their own idea of what should be law and what shouldn't be a law. With every president, we know that not everyone will be happy but imagine how everyone else felt in the earlier generations and centuries when the first few presidents started their job.

Each president made either wise choices or choices that they probably wished they may have not made at one point or another. If you could go back in the past and bring back one of the presidents, whether it is our recently re-elected president or the other ones that came before him, who would you bring back? Do you think that they would make wise choices with the economy that we have now?

I know that this may seem weird because a movie was just made about this one president, but I have always looked up to Abraham Lincoln and how he ran the country. He tried his best to make everyone equal and abolish slavery. Yes, there was a great battle in which many soldiers gave their life but some can say that it was worth it. He may not have been a handsome or good looking president but he was able to really attract the attention of the people by how he valued life and how he wanted to improve it. It is sad that he got shot but to me he was a good president and did the best job that he could.

Everyone has their choice of who would run the country better but looking at all the former presidents we have had, who would be the right one with what is happening now in our economy?


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Dancilla profile image

      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      Thank you for stopping by to read. You wrote down an interesting comment.

    • Tom Koecke profile image

      Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      You pose an interesting question, Dancilla. Because the nation is so divided at this time, and so far left and right, I would likely choose a President who was recruited by both parties to run as a candidate.

      Dwight Eisenhower was a man from humble beginnings who rose to the top of any endeavor he undertook. He was a fierce warrior, a gentle soul, and highly intellectual.

      He had the foresight to take the great American industrial complex out of a war mentality and put it to use building the interstate freeway system. He warned us about the military complex, going to war over petty squabbles, and going too far left or too far right in our politics. When black people were given the right to integrate in education, and the Governor of Arkansas threatened to send the national guard into Little Rock to prevent the integration, he sent the Army in to ensure it.

      Here are some of his quotes:

      "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."

      "I despise people who go to the gutter on either the left or the right, and hurl rocks at those in the center."

      "Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence they ever existed."

      "Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin."

      "Only Americans can hurt America."

      He is not my favorite President, nor do I think he was the best President. I do, however, think his appeal to the center ground of politics is something this country needs in these days of extreme polarization.