“Van Buren’s outstanding characteristics as an attorney were his energy, untiring work habits, and a well-honored courtroom manner based on thorough preparation of his cases and a sharp wit”(Silbey, 5). Van Buren’s successful career as an attorney began to set him apart with others. Various politicians that were from the Hudson Valley region were from the Federalist Party, however Van Buren became a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. One of the reasons that he was influenced to join the Democratic-Republican Party ... ... middle of paper ... ...as in a successful and moving forward. With any president there were triumphs and tribulations during their four years in office, there were a few positive contributions Van Buren gave to the nation.
The later being extremely important when one considers the close ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate. Due to his high level of leadership potential I am of the opinion the US is currently being lead by one of the most capable and qualified candidates of recent memory. George W. Bush was born July 6th, 1946 and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor's degree from Yale University as well as a Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Bush has made several million dollars as an oil and gas businessman and was a part owner in the Texas Ranger Baseball team.
Among these forty-four presidents, there was also Ronald Reagan who was known as “The Great Communicator”. (Reagan) He facilitated many key changes in our country’s economic development that led to our growth and prosperity. Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911 and was the younger of two sons. Growing up, Reagan was a true All-American. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, and was also the president of the student body in high school.
James K. Polk was considered by many to be the most successful president to have ever held office. Polk’s intelligence, ethos, and command during his presidency were contributing factors to a successful term in the White House in which he accomplished every goal he set forth in his inaugural address. With an extremely successful political career, as well as his confident actions as the United States’ Commander and Chief, James K. Polk’s importance became engrained in American history after serving only one term in office. The United State’s 11th president, James Knox Polk, was born on November 2, 1795, in a small agricultural town of North Carolina known as Pineville. His parents, Samuel and Jane Polk, were the posterity of Scottish families who immigrated to America sometime in the 17th century.
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Greatest Statesman During the early 1800s the United States had just begun the fresh times of freedom. She was just a country beginning from scratch. Many political figures helped guide and make America who she is today. One figure known as, the greatest statesman, did what he could to make and keep America great. Highly praised by the nation’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, and other high members of the Congress and House of Representatives, it is said that, “...Clay held the states together long enough for a new generation of Americans to emerge who embraced nationhood—and were willing to fight and die to preserve it,”(Unger 2).
During this time John F. Kennedy, our 35th elected president, gave one of the top four historical speeches of all time. The use of ethos, pathos, and logos where fair and showed how knowledgeable he was about his topic, and makes a clear claim about his topic that the people of The United states and its fellow nations needed to step up to make this world a better place. His intention was to show despite he was the youngest president ever elected, he would be a great leader, and that he will bring change as long as the people were there to help. He wanted to exhort the American people and the world that there is hope. People believed and listened to John F. Kennedy because he had such a high level of credibility.
It takes still more talent and character to hold up under the pressures of life in the White House. Great presidents are skilled party leaders. In the 1930s, FDR rebuilt his party by forging a coalition that delivered five straight presidential victories. Reagan also revived his party, in disarray after the scandals of the Nixon administration. He unified Southerners, laborers, entrepreneurs and religious conservatives into a powerful block that swept the Republicans to three victories in the 1980's.
He was the leader of the Democratic party and won the election by 49.7% of the votes. Kennedy was seen as an intellectual young man who's beautiful wife helped his political image. JFK initiated many programs to help improve American society. Kennedy was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights of African- American citizens along with the other leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks who were becoming the voice of these American minorities. He commenced the creation of the Peace Corps to the New Frontier Program.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Texas in 1890 into a family of seven sons (American Decades). He was a bright man all throughout his life and achieved many goals that would be impossible for any ordinary person. World War II gave him a chance to use his talent for organization to lead the United States to victory (American Decades). He is famously known for his courageous acts during the invasion of North Africa, D-Day, and for his great communication skills. As a child, Eisenhower outshined many classmates in school and received an invitation to attend West Point, a prominent military academy in New York.