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  2. New Presidential Ranking

    Basically, I want you and other to make your own list, and you can create different categories, if you find the ones I use as relatively unimportant.
  3. New Presidential Ranking

    Mainly the addition of California, but also the addition of the other land, which definitely benefited America, regardless of how he did it (he's docked points in other areas for his method of doing so). Additionally, his independent treasury system put America on firmer financial ground, after Jackson destroyed the banks. The tariff really benefited trade with other countries, since it was a very low tariff, and in a way,paved the way for freer trade. He also set up a permanent boundary between the US in Canada (again, he gets docked points in other areas for the method that he conducted the negotiations). Overall, Polk is one of the presidents that I dislike, who's methods I dislike, and who I would have vehemently opposed at the time, but who also inevitably made the country stronger, even if he put much more stress on the sectional rivalries in the country at the time. I don't give him too much blame for leading to Civil War, since slavery would not occur in the land he acquired. He definitely wouldn't rank high if we focused on Mexico as the symbol of "The World". I also considered Polk keeping with his campaign promises, including his promise to serve a single term, and holding to that. He gives an example of a single-term president that is a "success" (he's generally ranked #11; although, I wouldn't put him there). For Polk I'm focusing more on government and American daily lives. "The World" part really has more to do with president's from McKinley on, when the country aimed to assert itself on "The World."
  4. New Presidential Ranking

    Lol, didn't read that. Disregard my previous comment then.
  5. New Presidential Ranking

    I believe he openly admitted in the opening sentence to a bias.
  6. New Presidential Ranking

    Seems slightly biased (which isn't an insult to you, biases are natural) but nice list.
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    @RI Democrat I've noted this - thanks.
  8. New Presidential Ranking

    @vcczar If I may inquire, what lasting positive influence does Polk give on government, THE WORLD, and Americans' daily lives to put him in the second slot with Wilson?
  9. New Presidential Ranking

    I've attempted a new way of ranking the presidents. This is a very personal ranking, obviously. You could create your own categories and rankings. I have tallied them up to get a total ranking, yet. 1. Handling of the Economy and Commerce A- Washington, FDR B- JAdams, JQAdams, Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Clinton, Obama, Trump C- Jefferson, Monroe, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, AJohnson, McKinley, Harding, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, Reagan D- Madison, Jackson, Van Buren, WHHarrison, Tyler, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, BHarrison, Ford, Carter, Bush I F- Buchanan, Hoover, Bush II 2. Beneficial foreign policy to both America and to the World A- Washington, Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, FDR B- JAdams, Monroe, Jackson, BHarrison, Wilson, Coolidge, Truman, Carter C- Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan. AJohnson, Grant, Hayes, Arthur, Cleveland, McKinley, Taft, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton D- Madison, WHHarrison, Garfield, Harding, Hoover, JFK, Trump F- LBJ, Bush II 3. Fostering domestic Tranquility A- Monroe, ThRoosevelt, Eisenhower B- Washington, Jefferson, Hayes, Coolidge, FDR, Reagan, Clinton C- JQ Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Tyler, Lincoln, Arthur, Cleveland, BHarrison, McKinley, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Truman, JFK, Bush I, Obama D- JAdams, WHHarrison, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, AJohnson, Grant, Garfield, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush II, Trump F- Madison, Pierce, Buchanan, Hoover 4. Progress (Positive direction for the future of the welfare of America) A- Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, FDR, LBJ B- Washington, Jefferson, Madison, JQAdams, Wilson, C- JAdams, Grant, Garfield, BHarrison, Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, Nixon, Carter, Clinton, Obama D- Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren, WHHarrison, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Hayes, Arthur, Cleveland, McKinley, Harding, Ford, Bush I F- Tyler, Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Coolidge, Reagan, Bush II, Trump 5. Integrity and moral authority in office A- Washington, Lincoln, Eisenhower, Carter, Obama B- JAdams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, JQAdams, ThRoosevelt, Taft, Truman C- WHHarrison, Tyler, Taylor, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Cleveland, BHarrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, JFK, Ford, Reagan, Bush I D- Van Buren, Polk, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Arthur, LBJ, Bush II F- Jackson, Harding, Nixon, Clinton, Trump 6. Crisis management and avoiding mistakes A- Lincoln, FDR B- Washington, Jefferson, Polk, McKinley, ThRoosevelt, Wilson, Truman, Eisenhower, C- JAdams, Monroe, Jackson, Arthur, Cleveland, BHarrison, Taft, JFK, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Obama D- Madison, Van Buren, WHHarrison, Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Coolidge, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Trump F- Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Harding, Hoover, Bush II 7. Positive accomplishments for his own time A- Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, Wilson, FDR, Reagan B- Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Polk, Cleveland, McKinley, Coolidge, Eisenhower, JFK, Clinton, Obama C- JAdams, Madison, Monroe, LBJ, Nixon, Bush I D- JQAdams, Van Buren, Fillmore, Grant, Hayes, Arthur, BHarrison, Taft, Truman, Ford, Carter F- WHHarrison, Tyler, Taylor, Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Garfield, Harding, Hoover, Bush II, Trump 8. Inspiring to the majority of Americans of his generation A- Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, Wilson, FDR, JFK, Reagan B- Washington, Polk, McKinley, Clinton C- Monroe, Cleveland, Harding, Truman, Eisenhower, Obama D- Madison, Van Buren, WHHarrison, Grant, Garfield, BHarrison, Coolidge, LBJ, Bush I, Trump F- JAdams, JQAdams, Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Hayes, Arthur, Taft, Hoover, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush II 9. Leaving a lasting Positive Influence on government, the world, and our daily lives. A- Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, FDR B- Polk, Wilson C- JAdams, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Grant, BHarrison, McKinley, Eisenhower, LBJ, Clinton, Obama D- JQAdams, Van Buren, WHHarrison, Tyler, Taylor, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Taft, Truman, JFK F- Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, Trump 10. Misc. (intangible positives not applicable to the above categories) A- Lincoln, ThRoosevelt, FDR, LBJ B- Washington, JAdams, Jefferson, Madison, JQAdams, Obama C- Monroe, Polk, Grant, Hayes, Taft, Eisenhower, JFK, Nixon, Carter, Clinton D- Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Garfield, BHarrison, McKinley, Wilson, Hoover, Truman, Bush I F- WHHarrison, Tyler, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, AJohnson, Arthur, Cleveland, Harding, Coolidge, Ford, Reagan, Bush II, Trump
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  11. Hulk hogan 2018?

    Oh, get real!
  12. Question for Everyone.

    I'm referring to formerly Mexican politicians in the pre-Mexican War State of Alto California, NOT the Bear Flag Republic, which had never had an election. Hence the term "Californio," which referred to Mexicans from that former Mexican State as well as (and still does, in this regard) Baja California, but never used as an official denonym for someone from the erstwhile Republic of California, if such a denonym was ever officially coined in three weeks.
  13. Hulk hogan 2018?

    At least senator Big Bird would fight for proper funding of PBS .
  14. 2020 Starting %'s -- 11 Questions

    I think the only person who doesn't know this is Hillary herself.
  15. Question for Everyone.

    and counting california being a country for three weeks with a flag that look like it was painted with shit.
  16. Question for Everyone.

    Thomas Paine is STILL the only one that comes to mind for me that would qualify, UNLESS you count the many U.S. Founding Fathers who previously served on pre-Revolutionary War elected colonial assemblies for the colonies that became U.S. States, but at the time were British-created and -politically dependent entities and said Founding Fathers were, at that time, British subjects operating under British law and authority. Also, I BELIEVE a number of the pre-Mexican War Californio politicians later were elected the Legislature of the State of California or local governments in California after 1850, if I'm not mistaken.
  17. Hulk hogan 2018?

    Very briefly, but not professionally, not famous for his role, and his certainly wasn't his principle calling.
  18. Question for Everyone.

    Chris Patten. He was an MP but he lost his seat, then was given that position. He was the Tory Chariman. To give you an idea of how much he was liked, there was cheering at Conservative HQ when he lost his seat
  19. 2020 Starting %'s -- 11 Questions

    Then yes, that is true. It's known enough that I didn't think it needed to be said to be honest. Her political career is done.
  20. 2020 Starting %'s -- 11 Questions

    Gibberish:Hillary it you mean English: Hillary also is in the list of people who have no chance of running
  21. Hulk hogan 2018?

    That I would like to see.
  22. 2020 Starting %'s -- 11 Questions

    Please rephrase that as I'm uncertain what you're trying to say.
  23. Hulk hogan 2018?

    I suppose we should look forward to HHS Secretary Dr. Phil, CIA Director Jeff Probst, Press Secretary Kim Kardashian, and Senator Big Bird at the rate we're going.
  24. Hulk hogan 2018?

    Wasn't your prime minister a actor?
  25. Hulk hogan 2018?

    My iPad posted the same message twice so just ignore this post.
  26. Hulk hogan 2018?

    I think he wouldn’t run for any sort of office due to his scandals or controversial words he has said, but then again Trump made it through the Hollywood tapes. It depends on what office Hogan would run for and where.
  27. 2020 Starting %'s -- 11 Questions

    Hillary it you mean.
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