(Re-)Ranking the Presidents, Part 3

In the final post of the week, we get to the top (he’ll be at the bottom) of our presidential rankings. If you missed them, check out Monday’s and Wednesday’s posts to see how we got here and who might be left. On with the show! 15. James Madison (1809-1817) (Previous Rank: 14th) – MadisonContinue reading “(Re-)Ranking the Presidents, Part 3”

(Re-)Ranking the Presidents, Part 2

This week, I’m re-ranking the presidents. If you missed it, take a look at Monday’s post to see who we’ve taken off the list thus far. Without further delay, let’s see who cracks the list at #30: 30. Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) (Previous Rank: 28th) – Richard Nixon had a promising political career, undone completelyContinue reading “(Re-)Ranking the Presidents, Part 2”

(Re-)Ranking the Presidents, Part 1

A lot has happened since I last sat down and ranked the presidents for Presidents Day 2017. As I write this, the former president was just acquitted in his second impeachment, albeit with seven of his fellow Republicans joining all the Democrats to vote him guilty of inciting the insurrection on the US Capitol ofContinue reading “(Re-)Ranking the Presidents, Part 1”

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

March 4, 1865. We swore in presidents much later back in the day. With the passage of the 20th Amendment in 1933, the inauguration of the president moved from March 4th to January 20th. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first president to be sworn in at on the earlier date, when he was sworn inContinue reading “Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address”