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 beefheart View Post


    Polk, he did what he said he would, refused to run again, and died 3 months after he left office.
    That's who I was going to say. He said he would only be in office one term and he stuck too it and he got **** done during that one term.
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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    I'm surprised and worried anyone voted for Andrew Jackson -- the man was literally a genocidal dictator, disobeying the supreme court, disregarding the Constitution, 'removing' the Indians and nullifying treaties left and right.

    Probably about as close to 'evil' as any US president has been.

    How can people vote for him?



    PS I saw someone voted for him on the basis of his castration of the Bank of America. This would be akin to voting for Hitler based on his ban on smoking. It's absurd, and one policy you agree with does not negate the other truly abhorrent things he did.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    The one who died of pneumonia a couple weeks after being inaugurated.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    John Quincy Adams.

    The biggest opponent against slavery. Also took on the freemasons by helping to found the Anti-Masonic Party. he's the greatest President, along with JFK who also exposed the secret societies.
    @bolded: Didn't know that, will look into that, interesting.
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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Don't really have a favorite right now, but I suspect it will be Obama.

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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.
    To be fair the reason the loss of a capital usually signified the end of a war in Europe was because the capital was usually the largest nexus of population and industry. Think of Paris, London, Vienna, etc and then think of Washington in the early 1800's. It's nothing more than a collection of hovels with the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Executive Mansion---that's it. It was embarrassing but not crushing like the loss of those cities would have been. We also had the advantage of a highly decentralized form of government which allowed for parallel organization that could survive calamity to the federal government in one part of the country.

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    Re: Who is your favorite dead president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    To be fair the reason the loss of a capital usually signified the end of a war in Europe was because the capital was usually the largest nexus of population and industry. Think of Paris, London, Vienna, etc and then think of Washington in the early 1800's. It's nothing more than a collection of hovels with the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Executive Mansion---that's it. It was embarrassing but not crushing like the loss of those cities would have been. We also had the advantage of a highly decentralized form of government which allowed for parallel organization that could survive calamity to the federal government in one part of the country.
    Yes, very true. Perhaps the British would have been better off going after New York or Philadelphia. But during the Revolution they captured those cities and it did them no good.
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