Be Prepared

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” George Washington George Washington was elected as the first President as the unanimous choice of the electors in 1788, and he served two terms in office. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in […]

Manage change. Don’t fight it

“It is not strange . . . to mistake change for progress.” Millard Fillmore After President John Taylor died suddenly on July 9, 1850, Fillmore became the 13th President of the United States. The change in leadership also signaled an abrupt political shift. Fillmore had very different views on the slavery issue. Before Taylor’s death, […]

Honesty, is it the best policy?

“I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessing on this house (the White House) and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!” John Adams Too bad this quote has not held true. John Adams was the second president of the United States. […]

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“Nearly all men stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis—the American Civil […]

Have a Good Conscience

“Above all, tell the truth.”Stephen Grover Cleveland Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland took strong positions and was heavily criticized. Even so, his reputation for honesty and good character survived the troubles of his second term. President Cleveland had […]