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Which President's Scandal was Worse?


Which President's Scandal Was Worse?   

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  1. 1. Which President's Scandal Was the Worst? (Some of these wouldn't be considered that bad by our standards) (Those with an asterisk mean they weren't known until well after the presidency)

    • Grover Cleveland having previously fathered a child out of wedlock.
    • Andrew Jackson supporting a loyal cabinet member alleged to have had an affair.
    • *John F. Kennedy's marital infidelities while president
    • *LBJ's marital infidelities while president
    • Bill Clinton's marital infidelity while president, and his lying under oath to hide it.
    • *Thomas Jefferson having had six children by his slave, Sally Hemmings.
    • Ulysses S. Grant's major scandals involving many members of his administration using the gov't to make/steal money for personal profit (Credit Mobilier, Whiskey Ring, etc)
    • Ronald Reagan's Iran-Contra (secretly selling arms to Iran, despite an embargo
    • *Warren G. Harding's major scandals, similar to Grant's scandals in that administration officials used the government to make personal profits, generally through bribes--ex. Teapot Dome scandal)
    • *Warren G. Harding's infidelities while president
    • Richard Nixon's Watergate, breaking into the DNC, and attempting to cover it up when they were found out
    • John Quincy Adams having appointed Henry Clay as Secretary of State sometime after Clay dropped out of the race to endorse him, taking the election from Jackson.
    • Donald Trump and the findings of the Russia-Trump investigation
    • Other presidential scandal (explain below)
  2. 2. Should presidents that owned slaves be included in a list of scandalous presidents? This would include Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Taylor, and possibly others.

    • Yes
    • No, because it was legal then, or for another reason.
  3. 3. If the Russian-Trump investigation concludes that Trump worked with the Russians in order to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016, would Trump's scandal be worse than the scandal you selected in question #1?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I already think it is the worst scandal by a president


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