Presidents Of The United States

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The early presidents had an important role in shaping position of the president of America and set good examples for the future presidents to follow. Despite how underdeveloped the country was, the early presidents set great precedents, such as the two terms in office, foreign relations, and determining the power of the federal government and the judicial branch. Although the presidents in the 19th century each had an important role in history during their terms in office, their success as the leader of the executive branch is not exactly the same. The range for determining the success of the president is evaluated by their legacy, contributions to the economic success of the young nation, and ability to handle foreign affairs. Based on my criteria, I would rank the early presidents in this order of most successful to least successful: George Washington, James Monroe, James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson. George Washington, unanimously voted into office, was the first president of the United States. He was the leader of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War and gained immense popularity and love from the public because of his success in the war, and was inducted into office. Although the Constitution provided outlines for the role of president, there was no specific instruction as to what the leader of the executive branch should do. Despite that he did not have a blueprint on how to run the country successfully, he is honored for the

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