View Poll Results: Who is your favorite president from 1789-1845?

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  • George Washington

    5 17.86%
  • John Adams

    1 3.57%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    13 46.43%
  • James Madison

    4 14.29%
  • James Monroe

    0 0%
  • John Quincy Adams

    1 3.57%
  • Andrew Jackson

    2 7.14%
  • Martin Van Buren

    1 3.57%
  • William Harrison

    1 3.57%
  • John Tyler

    0 0%
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Thread: Who is your favorite dead president?

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well you kind of did lose the war we plundered Washington burned the White House and American forces faced spectacular defeats by the some of the same forces you fought against in the Revolution, including Natives and Blacks. The war showed how horrible the American forces really were. We kept our freedom.
    LOL, we did too. Sometimes you win by losing. The trick was unlike European Wars where if you captured a nation's capital, you won the war. We just moved ours around from place to place and as long as we kept ahead of you or was able to move it faster than you could find it....we won. Then there was always Andy, Jackson, although the war was over when he won his famous battle.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The easy choices here are Washington and Jefferson. But I like James Madison, without his leadership we could very well have lost the war of 1812 and reverted back to England. Some historians call that war the second Revolution. New England also came close to seceding from the Union over the war and negotiating a separate peace with Great Britain. interesting times, so I am going to go with Madison.
    cool. I'm from Baltimore (Star Spangle Banner = Ft. McHenry) and most times the War of 1812 is overlooked.
    Washington (capitol) was burned, the British were advancing, and if not stopped at Baltimore,
    would have had their fleet in the Chesapeake Bay establish a supply point/base to remain on the continent.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?



    Polk, he did what he said he would, refused to run again, and died 3 months after he left office.
    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    cool. I'm from Baltimore (Star Spangle Banner = Ft. McHenry) and most times the War of 1812 is overlooked.
    Washington (capitol) was burned, the British were advancing, and if not stopped at Baltimore,
    would have had their fleet in the Chesapeake Bay establish a supply point/base to remain on the continent.
    I think Madison gets overlooked big time. It wouldn't have take but a couple of opposite turns in the War of 1812 for the U.S. to fall back to being under England's control.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think Madison gets overlooked big time. It wouldn't have take but a couple of opposite turns in the War of 1812 for the U.S. to fall back to being under England's control.
    yes, as well as the father of the Constitution.

    James Madison: Father of the Constitution
    In 1787 and 1788, Madison authored, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist Papers, a penetrating commentary on the principles and processes of the proposed Constitution.
    In 1789, as a member and leading voice in the House of Representatives in the new Republic, Madison introduced a series of constitutional amendments that would form the basis of the Bill of Rights.
    A few years later, he and Thomas Jefferson organized the opposition to Alexander Hamilton's administrative policies, thereby founding the first political party in America.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    LOL, we did too. Sometimes you win by losing. The trick was unlike European Wars where if you captured a nation's capital, you won the war. We just moved ours around from place to place and as long as we kept ahead of you or was able to move it faster than you could find it....we won. Then there was always Andy, Jackson, although the war was over when he won his famous battle.
    Well I look at it this way you failed to attain your goal we went beyond ours, also certain groups got their revenge for the revolution.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    yes, as well as the father of the Constitution.

    James Madison: Father of the Constitution
    In 1787 and 1788, Madison authored, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist Papers, a penetrating commentary on the principles and processes of the proposed Constitution.
    In 1789, as a member and leading voice in the House of Representatives in the new Republic, Madison introduced a series of constitutional amendments that would form the basis of the Bill of Rights.
    A few years later, he and Thomas Jefferson organized the opposition to Alexander Hamilton's administrative policies, thereby founding the first political party in America.
    Madison was quite a man, very short with a squeaky voice. He did indeed accomplish a lot.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well I look at it this way you failed to attain your goal we went beyond ours, also certain groups got their revenge for the revolution.
    It all worked out for the best. I wouldn't change history if I could.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Madison was quite a man, very short with a squeaky voice. He did indeed accomplish a lot.
    "little jimmy"

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    As а dead president, I prefer Obama. He remains alive? No problem, I'll wait.

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