US Presidents

George Washington
1st President

Good

established the tradition of a cabinet of advisors

issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation

promoted religious tolerance

Bad

Ramifications of the French Revolutionary Wars

Controversy over his signing of the Jay Treaty

Fatigue due to political infighting

Andrew Jackson
7th President

Good

"people's president"

Nullification Crisis

expanded the spoils system

Bad

against National Bank

Indian Removal Act

tough, aggressive

John Quincy Adams
6th President

Good

wanted to modernize American economy

promoted education

Bad

had little support

didn't achieve his goals

William Henry Harrison
9th President

Good

last president born before the Declaration of Independence

Bad

1st president to die in his office

presidency lasted only 32 days - died of pneumonia after holding a speech in the cold

John Tyler
10th President

Good

1st vice president to be sworn in after the president's death

Bad

had no party

presidency crippled by opposition from both parties

James K. Polk
11th President

Bad

only ran for one term

He promised to serve only one term and did not run for reelection. He died of cholera three months after his term ended.

Martin Van Buren
8th President

Good

1st US born president

Bad

"Martin Van Ruin"

Panic of 1837

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