Category Archives: Presidents

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith

The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith ———————————- Why would slaves fight for the United States, a nation that kept them in bondage, during the War of 1812? Why did free blacks join with the British or with the Spanish, … Continue reading

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World History Profiles coming soon to Travel and History Blog

We are trying to better organize our very extensive history and travel coverage across many websites and blogs. Here’s an incomplete guide to several history resources you may want to check out: US History – this comprehensive site is one … Continue reading

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President Obama’s First Ad of 2012

Looks like a winner to me!

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Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President

I love President’s Day as three day weekends this time of year are always welcomed! And to send it off right, I want to share the results of a new Gallup poll that asked Americans who the nation’s great president … Continue reading

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Very Proud of My President

Don’t agree with President Obama on pretty much all of his political views, but tonight’s speech in Arizona was, in my humble opinion, his best. Very proud of the President and First Lady. Very proud, they had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama’s annual back-to-school talk

Presidents have regularly addressed students annually for as long as I can remember. However, I don’t actually remember watching one or being forced to. But nonetheless, as a teacher I was told by my administration that today I had to … Continue reading

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Siena College Research Institute Survey of U.S. Presidents

Since 2002 Franklin Delano Roosevelt has ranked number one in New York’s Siena College Research Institute Survey of U.S. Presidents, which ranks the best Commander-in-Chiefs of all time in a number of different categories, and has done so five times. … Continue reading

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“The Rivalry”

I live in Whittier, Ca., which is a suburb of Los Angeles. But next week, joined by my lovely wife, we will be driving to San Diego to see a play based on the Lincoln Douglas Debates at the Lamb’s … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson: American Progressive

The 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson is sometimes remembered for his, frankly, visionary Fourteen Points at the end of WWI, and for his support and promotion of the League of Nations. What has come to light by … Continue reading

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Teaching American Exceptionalism and Ronald Reagan

I arrived at school this morning early. I did not sleep well, I felt, well frankly, on the down low and tossed and turned all night. I stayed up last night and watched the mockery that is the United States … Continue reading

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