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John Adams
John Adams“the only founding president not to haveowned slaves, he took the lead in banningslavery in Massachusetts before...
His Ranking According to: The Leaders We Deserved And A Few We Didn’t by Alvin Felzenberg, Adams earns the following ranki...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six Categories
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacterVisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, Nati...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter                                        5VisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPres...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter                                        5Vision                             ...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter                                        5Vision                             ...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter                                        5Vision                             ...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter                                        5Vision                             ...
John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter                                        5Vision                             ...
What about Thomas Jefferson?
Thomas Jefferson“Thomas Jefferson’s acquisition of theLouisiana Territory, which virtually doubled theterritory of the Uni...
Thomas Jefferson“Historians have had much difficulty discerningwhat exactly made Thomas Jefferson tick.Jefferson would be p...
continued... “That Jefferson, inscrutable though he often was, produced one of the few transformational presidencies in Am...
What about Thomas Jefferson?
What about Thomas Jefferson?CharacterVisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Secu...
What about Thomas Jefferson?Character                                  3VisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Exte...
What about Thomas Jefferson?Character                                  3Vision                                     4Compet...
What about Thomas Jefferson?Character                                  3Vision                                     4Compet...
What about Thomas Jefferson?Character                                  3Vision                                     4Compet...
What about Thomas Jefferson?Character                                  3Vision                                     4Compet...
What about Thomas Jefferson?Character                                  3Vision                                     4Compet...
Source: The Atlantic, December 2006Who are the most influential figures in Americanhistory? The Atlantic recently asked ten ...
1 Abraham LincolnHe saved the Union, freed the slaves, and presided over America’s secondfounding.2 George WashingtonHe ma...
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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

  1. 1. John Adams
  2. 2. John Adams“the only founding president not to haveowned slaves, he took the lead in banningslavery in Massachusetts before he becamepresident. In office, he succeeded in averting awar with France. His acquiesence to-- andvigorous enforcement of-- the Alien andSedition Acts, which were aimed primarily atpolitical opponents and critics, earn him a lowgrade [in the liberty category.]
  3. 3. His Ranking According to: The Leaders We Deserved And A Few We Didn’t by Alvin Felzenberg, Adams earns the following rankings
  4. 4. John Adam’s Ranking in Six Categories
  5. 5. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacterVisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  6. 6. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter 5VisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  7. 7. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter 5Vision 3CompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  8. 8. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter 5Vision 3Competence 3Economic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  9. 9. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter 5Vision 3Competence 3Economic Policy 3Preserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  10. 10. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter 5Vision 3Competence 3Economic Policy 3Preserving and Extending Liberty 2Defense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  11. 11. John Adam’s Ranking in Six CategoriesCharacter 5Vision 3Competence 3Economic Policy 3Preserving and Extending Liberty 2Defense, National Security and Foreign 4Policy
  12. 12. What about Thomas Jefferson?
  13. 13. Thomas Jefferson“Thomas Jefferson’s acquisition of theLouisiana Territory, which virtually doubled theterritory of the United States, and thepeaceful manner in which he obtained it rankamong the most extraordinary achievements inAmerican history.”
  14. 14. Thomas Jefferson“Historians have had much difficulty discerningwhat exactly made Thomas Jefferson tick.Jefferson would be pleased. A man of theEnlightenment, Jefferson would prefer that hebe evaluated according to his ideas andactions rather than his underlying personalmotivations.”
  15. 15. continued... “That Jefferson, inscrutable though he often was, produced one of the few transformational presidencies in American history is reason enough to probe into the character of a man one biographer has appropriately called the ‘American Sphinx’.”
  16. 16. What about Thomas Jefferson?
  17. 17. What about Thomas Jefferson?CharacterVisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  18. 18. What about Thomas Jefferson?Character 3VisionCompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  19. 19. What about Thomas Jefferson?Character 3Vision 4CompetenceEconomic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  20. 20. What about Thomas Jefferson?Character 3Vision 4Competence 4Economic PolicyPreserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  21. 21. What about Thomas Jefferson?Character 3Vision 4Competence 4Economic Policy 3Preserving and Extending LibertyDefense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  22. 22. What about Thomas Jefferson?Character 3Vision 4Competence 4Economic Policy 3Preserving and Extending Liberty 3Defense, National Security and ForeignPolicy
  23. 23. What about Thomas Jefferson?Character 3Vision 4Competence 4Economic Policy 3Preserving and Extending Liberty 3Defense, National Security and Foreign 3Policy
  24. 24. Source: The Atlantic, December 2006Who are the most influential figures in Americanhistory? The Atlantic recently asked ten eminenthistorians. The result was The Atlantic’s T 100 op—and some insight into the nature of influenceand the contingency of history.
  25. 25. 1 Abraham LincolnHe saved the Union, freed the slaves, and presided over America’s secondfounding.2 George WashingtonHe made the United States possible—not only by defeating a king, but bydeclining to become one himself.3 Thomas JeffersonThe author of the five most important words in American history: “All men arecreated equal.”4 Franklin Delano RooseveltHe said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” and then he proved it.5 Alexander HamiltonSoldier, banker, and political scientist, he set in motion an agrarian nation’stransformation into an industrial power.

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