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The Worst President Ever

Gene222 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 1:38 PM
I believe the records will show that George Washington's family was not exactly impoverished by the standards of the times, and while he was ambitious and hard working, he married "well" in his program of advancement. The tap root of secession and the Civil War might well be traced at least to Andrew Jackson and his advocacy of State's Rights and ethnic cleansing.
yachtsman388 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 2:44 PM
George Washington "built" it all himself. Just him, a hundred slaves and the wealthiest widow in Virginia.
John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 5:54 PM
That is all the history you think you know?

While Obama remains a great curiosity outside of the U.S., it’s largely his American-ness that draws the crowds, rather than some innate ability of his own.

A man comes from low beginnings and ascends to the White House.

That tale quintessentially remains the American strive-and-succeed story since Washington was first born poor and lowly in a kind-of log cabin.

While Washington is represented as a rich, privileged, white guy, the success Washington enjoyed and the wealth he built -- yes, built -- he earned by working hard on the dangerous and brutal, American frontier, going places often were...