An exhaustive survey of the Presidents of the United States and everything they did wrong while in office.

An exhaustive survey of the Presidents of the United States and everything they did wrong while in office.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents
Aug 14, 2019

Everything Wrong with the Van Buren Administration

by Joshua Steedman

Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history

Everything Wrong with the Presidents
Aug 2, 2019

Everything Wrong with the Clinton Administration

by Marcus Witcher
Clinton

Clinton was an internationalist and believed in an activist American presence abroad, but he was unable to create a comprehensive doctrine to guide the United States into the 21st century.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents
Jun 26, 2019

Everything Wrong with the Filmore Administration

by Taylor Patterson

For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents
May 28, 2019

Everything Wrong with the Buchanan Administration

by Ellen Kelly
Everything wrong with the Buchanan Administration

President Buchanan amassed the largest fiscal imbalance of a pre-Civil War administration not engaging in a foreign war and that fact only scrathes the surface of his shortcomings.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents
May 3, 2019

Everything Wrong With the Adams Administration

by Tony Petersen

Adams’ mistake was not, as some would have it, in angrily prosecuting his political enemies; it was, rather, in allowing others within his administration to pursue acts which went against his avowed political principles and instincts.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents
Feb 18, 2019

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

by Anthony Comegna

We are launching an exciting new series of essays cataloging the long list of everything wrong with the Presidents.