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Greatest President of the United States.

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 9:00pm

killersup10

killersup10

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Roosevelt

Roosevelt, because he also brought up the idea of breaking up the "bad" trust.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 9:49pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,817 posts

Typing alone is hard enough on my iPod so forget about quoting.

Both Roosevelts loved socialism. Yet they're regarded as being two of the best presidents of all time. Sounds like a wake-up call to me.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 9:50pm

Tactical_Fish

Tactical_Fish

385 posts

Lincoln. He kept the nation together through its darkest time, and got shot as a reward. Talk about a martyr.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 3:14am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,027 posts

I'm going to have to go with our 2nd President..Adams.

Though..this is just personal reasons. Loved his angry lil personality...and how much of a softy he was with his wife

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 6:11am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

7,930 posts

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gotta love sarcasm.

Complete sincerity here, my friend! They love it and don't even know it :)

Roosevelt, because he also brought up the idea of breaking up the "bad" trust

I can't imagine what life would be like without Anti-Trust laws.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 1:39pm

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

I liked Abraham Lincoln, he was a magnificent man. Theodore Roosevelt was a great man too.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 3:09pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,817 posts

Forgot to correct something here.

Washington wasn't our first president... technically. Technically, a number of men served as leader under the Articles of Confederation, which was the first functioning Constitution the US had. John Han**** was one of them.

But, if you get even more technical, Washington was the first president voted in by our modern election process and the first leader to serve under the Constitution.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 7:45pm

hojoko

hojoko

556 posts

I've noticed people mostly listing off the classics--Washington for his ideals, Lincoln for his leadership and humanitarianism, Teddy Roosevelt for his conservation laws and complete badassery,  and F.D.R. for the New Deal and his economic actions-- but these aren't the only great men that led the United States, nor are they entirely representative of how the U.S.A. achieved success. The question really comes down to how you define greatness.

What about James K. Polk? He most certainly wasn't an example of humanitarian kindness or positive international relations, but he is also responsible for acquiring a third of the continental United States (pretty much the entire West Coast). He started a war in the process, but we certainly wouldn't be the same country without him.

Or perhaps William Harding, who was elected for just looking so **** presidential. If that's not an allegory for modern American culture, I don't know what is.

But yeah, I'm definitely going with Teddy Roosevelt or James K. Polk.

I can't imagine what life would be like without Anti-Trust laws.

Not necessarily worse, at least with our current Anti-Trust laws. Even ignoring the fact that companies are essentially guilty until proven innocent, "What's bad for competition" has become "What's bad for competitors." Thus we get the infamous Anti-Trust lawsuits against Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Alcoa to mention a few, in which they lost simply because they were doing good business.

 

Posted Jan 15, '13 at 8:35pm

ninjanick

ninjanick

71 posts

Andrew Jackson because he didn't let anyone tell him what to do. He also killed the national bank by giving the money to state banks, balancing some power between national and state government. He also is the only president to get us out of national debt. Just to top it all off he served with two bullets in him.

He was a money man and thats why he's on the $20

 

Posted Jan 15, '13 at 9:53pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,858 posts

I eill be the greatest president us will ever have!

 
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