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Old 02-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #31
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For me it's easily Thomas Jefferson...

-Fricken author of the Constitution (most major contributor)
-Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon
-Killed the national bank
-Spearheaded the philosophy of freedom and many other libertarian-type ideals, many that are looked up to and sought today.
-Built and designed the University of Virginia.

Not many people know this, but Jefferson was the first American anthropologist. In addition, he was a farmer, architect, lawyer, among other things. He wasn't just practicing these fields, he contributed to innovating them too. For farming, he designed the moldboard plow. He was fluent in five different languages. Incredibly learned man. Knew his history, literature, and economics. His library was considered legendary at the time for a single person. I haven't even touched on his contributions to religious freedom. In terms of American enlightenment, only Benjamin Franklin can hold a candle against him, but he was never a president... The standard this guy sets when it comes to intellectualism is unreal and I don't think we will ever see a president like him (at least in my lifetime).
f*cking brilliant was what he was. his re-written bible remains among the most courageous writings i've ever heard come from any political leader. fearless.

he was also very balanced and as far from an ideologue as you could get, understood compromise very well, would always bend his most fervent beliefs for the sake of the union... as long as the bending wasn't coming at the motherland's expense.

love the stuff about his manual labour/farming ingenuity btw, i didn't know he delved into that side of the world so extensively
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #32
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i havent really learned to much about teddy roosevelt (only the normal high school stuff)

but from what i do know, the guy was a badass.
plus the teddy bear is named after him
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #33
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Thomas Jefferson & Teddy Roosevelt are the presidents I most admire, they got shit done.

Washington tends to get overrated just because he was our first president & FDR gets too much credit for ending The Great Depression.

1. Lincoln
2. T. Roosevelt
3. Jefferson
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #34
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For me it's easily Thomas Jefferson...

-Fricken author of the Constitution (most major contributor)
-Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon
-Killed the national bank
-Spearheaded the philosophy of freedom and many other libertarian-type ideals, many that are looked up to and sought today.
-Built and designed the University of Virginia.

Not many people know this, but Jefferson was the first American anthropologist. In addition, he was a farmer, architect, lawyer, among other things. He wasn't just practicing these fields, he contributed to innovating them too. For farming, he designed the moldboard plow. He was fluent in five different languages. Incredibly learned man. Knew his history, literature, and economics. His library was considered legendary at the time for a single person. I haven't even touched on his contributions to religious freedom. In terms of American enlightenment, only Benjamin Franklin can hold a candle against him, but he was never a president... The standard this guy sets when it comes to intellectualism is unreal and I don't think we will ever see a president like him (at least in my lifetime).
huh
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #35
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George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Bill Clinton
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #36
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Uh james Madison would more appropriately be called the author of the constitution
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #37
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huh

hey good catch, its the declaration of independence that he wrote, not the constitution.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #38
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For me it's easily Thomas Jefferson...

-Fricken author of the Constitution (most major contributor)
-Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon
-Killed the national bank
-Spearheaded the philosophy of freedom and many other libertarian-type ideals, many that are looked up to and sought today.
-Built and designed the University of Virginia.

Not many people know this, but Jefferson was the first American anthropologist. In addition, he was a farmer, architect, lawyer, among other things. He wasn't just practicing these fields, he contributed to innovating them too. For farming, he designed the moldboard plow. He was fluent in five different languages. Incredibly learned man. Knew his history, literature, and economics. His library was considered legendary at the time for a single person. I haven't even touched on his contributions to religious freedom. In terms of American enlightenment, only Benjamin Franklin can hold a candle against him, but he was never a president... The standard this guy sets when it comes to intellectualism is unreal and I don't think we will ever see a president like him (at least in my lifetime).


Thomas Jefferson had slaves, so don't you think he was sort of a hypocrite?
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #39
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George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Bill Clinton

Isn't it amazing that the U.S. is so huge that even little girls in the Philippines know our former Presidents?
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clinton and lincoln **** reagan he's the reason for the never ending war on drugs.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #41
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #42
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mah ***** Lincoln was a vampire hunter
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:39 PM   #43
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There are people who really think Clinton is the best president ever? I kind of like him, but that's just ludicrous. Same with Reagan, though I honestly don't have any appreciation for him at all even though I am moderately conservative.
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Thomas Jefferson was probably the most racist president lol.
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