The president exerts every type of leadership imaginable. The presidency, which was created with a great amount of power for our use needs to be in the right hands. The president can only lead us in the direction that we are acclimated to travel. He can’t order congress to disobey their duties, he can’t lead our civil servants to be fraudulent, and lastly, he cannot lead our people and public into something they are unprepared
Society turns to powerful leaders for guidance in times of uncertainty. Especially after the American Revolution, the people needed a leader to mollify the concerns entailing their newfound independence. They needed a president who could guide them like a king without creating a power vacuum, who could lead with respect without becoming corrupt, and who could put the future of the country beyond his own desires; America’s future was reliant on a leader who had these qualities. Luckily, the first president, George Washington, acted as the “good king” America heavily needed.
Being the President of the United States is an enormous task; wisdom, courage, and honesty are just a few of the numerous traits that a successful president must possess. Slews of challenges are inevitable as the Commander in Chief, and the position is not one for the faint of heart or weak of resolve. Some presidents fall through the cracks of history as irrelevant leaders, while others become infamous through corruption and scandal. Only a select few are considered great by the citizens they ruled. Theodore Roosevelt is one of those outstanding presidents. He possessed an unshakable resolve, even as a young boy. His bravery made him a war hero and a force to be reckoned with. His environmental concerns led to the creation of the
The United States since its adoption of the Constitution in 1787 has accumulated total amount forty-five presidents over two-hundred and thirty years. These forty-five presidents as history and the United States continues, will be the subject of analysts throughout history, who will try to rank them from the best to the worst. The book written by James Taranto and Leonard Leo, ‘Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House’ is one of these analytical books shoving the presidents into a ranking by using a survey of professors of history, law and political science to rate them. This book by Leo and Taranto focus on a handful of prime objectives for the readers to overserve while reading the book. The first is to
The fight and work of getting equal rights from generations before us is something that must be continued and should not go to waste. In paragraph 6 of Barack Obama’s speech, it states “This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign - to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and more prosperous America.” Which means that the goal of Obama's campaign is to continue what generations before him did, which was to fight for what's right; for a union that's more equal, more free, more caring, and more successful. He doesn't want the fight to end. The fight for equality, has been going on for so many generations that letting it end will waste years and years of struggle and fighting that people in past generations had to do in order for our generations to get the equality we deserve. Barack Obama uses appeal to trust, also known as ethos, to persuade his audience that our country needs to come together and overlook racial
I decided to pick the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley. He was the governor of Ohio before he ran for presidency. When he was running he had major support from the elite class. He won over Bryan by a landslide. In 1898, he led America against the Spanish over an issue in Cuban independence. He was elected once more in 1900, but was assassinated in New York, 1901. That is the life of McKinley right before being president and how his life ended. Thanks for
President Bill Clinton served as the governor of Arkansas from 1979–1981 and 1983–1992. He was known as the fortieth and as the forty-second governor of Arkansas. Bill Clinton’s terms as governor of Arkansas was a whopping eleven years and eleven months long, making it the second longest in the state’s history. Arkansas governors at the time were only allowed to serve two year terms. In 1980, when Clinton’s term was nearing an end, a much unknown Republican challenger by the name of Frank White took Clinton’s spot as governor in 1980. Clinton wanted to continue in politics despite the drastic setback of not being the governor of Arkansas. Bill Clinton worked two years (1980-1981) at a place called Little Rock law firm. When 1982 rolled by, Bill Clinton had attempted running for governor once again. He freely admitted his past mistakes and persuading voters to give him a second chance, Clinton swept back into office. Clinton would continue his career as governor for another four consecutive terms.
There have been so many presidents but very few good ones. In my opinion one of the best presidents is teddy roosevelt. He has contributed so much to this country. He is still the youngest president of the united states to date. He followed up mckinleys assassination at the age of 42. He loved hunting and hunted all kinds of exotic creatures especially African. Later in his life he would be famous for it and even to this day he is known for his hunting. He was the 26th president and he served from 1901 to 1909 which is a full 8 year term. Before being the president of the united states he was the 33st governor of New York. Although he was a political figure he was still considered and thought of as a cowboy by his friends. He is also on mount
Throughout history, presidents have or have not wielded the powers and tools available to them to further their goals. Examining presidential power and success is to understand presidential leadership. These top-tier individuals elected to the presidency uses the resources and personal characteristics to lead them to success and greatness, in some cases, some more than others. I have provided a case study between Presidents Van Buren and Roosevelt to show how the internal and external factors lead one president to be one of the greatest and most successful presidents in U.S history, while the other is regarded as one of the more unsuccessful and worst presidents. Presidential success is distinguished between internal and external factors. We should care about presidential success and greatness because it significantly impacts the state of nation. I argue that both internal and external factors are most important in determining presidential success.
Looking back through the history of the United States, the president has always been expected to serve as a gleaming example of all the US embodies and wants to present to the rest of the world. While some men have definitely carried this heavy task better than others, some were helped or hindered by the international or domestic issues at the time. With catastrophic events like war, economic crisis, or even assassination altering many American’s view of past presidents, it becomes evident that some received these tasks as an advantage while others were carried down by their negative effects. To clarify, examining the most adored and despised of presidents brings to light a number of significant details that helped to propel them to fame or
Joe Biden was found in an untold meeting with Elizabeth Warren in Washington. Biden was suspected to be at Delaware for the weekend and this was weird to find out Biden having a meeting with Warren which is know as the “Darling of all liberals”. A liberal is: favoring maximum individual liberty in political and social reform. At this secret meeting Biden talked about trying to run for president.
Although Barack Obama tries for our country, his approval rating by United States citizens is 47% while 52% of US citizens disapprove him during his eight years of presidency. Some people say he’s bad because of how he handles our country for example; he raised the debt ceiling, did some wasteful programs, and didn’t really do a good job. But, even if he did some pretty good and bad things to our country he is still our president and has to do his job. Some good things about Barack Obama are that he ended the war on Iraq which saved the lives of an abundance of soldiers, killed Osama Bin Laden who was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City which is good because it helped discourage terrorism, and
Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961. His mother, Ann Dunham, was eight years younger than his father, Barack Obama Sr. Barack Obama Sr. was born of Luo ethnicity in Nyanza Province, Kenya. He grew up herding goats in Africa and, eventually, earned a scholarship that allowed him to leave Kenya and go to college in Hawaii. While studying at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Obama Sr. met fellow student Ann Dunham, and they married on February 2, 1961. Barack was born six months later.
As the United States prepares for the coming presidential race in 2016, circumstances throw into question which qualities a candidate should possess in order to be successful and make a positive impact on the nation. Looking into the past, one can surmise that the best leaders must be brave, and filled with indomitable courage, compassion, and hope. The president is one leading millions and making key decisions which have enormous ramifications. As the leader of a nation, he or she speaks out in times of joy and crisis, setting the tone for the entire government body.
If I were to be running for president, there are certain economic ideals that I would change to better the overall economic condition. I would keep trading higher because it is good for the economy, there would need to be an expansion for jobs in order to increase employment, and developing the taxation rate for the rich would also reform the economy. The macroeconomics theory displays the modifications in the economy as a whole. It presents how the infrastructure can change, how unemployment effects inflation, and vice versa. With these certain changes, a massive trading system, a boost in jobs, and a developed tax system for the rich, they will produce a stronger economy and have better ties with foreign nations.