Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Jefferson’

This is a list of 100 people who have changed the world.

People Who Changed the World

christ 1. Jesus Christ (c.5BC – 30AD) Spiritual Teacher, central figure of Christianity.
christ 2. Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826) 3rd President of US. Principle author of Declaration of Independence
christ 3. Mikhail Gorbachev (1931 – ) Leader of Soviet Union. Oversaw transition from Communism in Eastern Europe.
christ 4. Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) Non-violent civil rights leader
christ 5. Nelson Mandela (1918 – ) Anti-apartheid leader. First President of democratic South Africa in 1994.
christ 6. Lord Buddha (c 563BC – c 483BC) Spiritual Teacher and founder of Buddhism.
christ 7. Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) Prime Minister of Great Britain during Second World War.
christ 8. William Shakespeare (1564- 1616) English poet and playwright.
christ 9. Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) Dictator of Nazi Germany.
christ 10. Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) President of US during civil war, helped end slavery.

(more…)

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

In 1982, forty-nine historians and political scientists were asked by the Chicago Tribune to rate all the Presidents through Jimmy Carter in five categories: leadership qualities, accomplishments/crisis management, political skills, appointments, and character/integrity. At the top of the list stood Abraham Lincoln. He was followed by Franklin Roosevelt, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, and Harry Truman. None of these other Presidents exceeded Lincoln in any category according to the rate scale.

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate. (more…)

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: