BECK index

Evaluating US Presidents

1789-1929

by Sanderson Beck

Volume 1: Washington to Lincoln 1789-1865
Volume 2: Andrew Johnson to Taft 1865-1913
Volume 3: Wilson, Harding & Coolidge 1913-1929

Sanderson Beck’s List    C-SPAN#

  1. Herbert Hoover              36

  2. Woodrow Wilson          13
  3. Thomas Jefferson            7
  4. George Washington       2
  5. John Adams                   15
  6. Theodore Roosevelt       4
  7. James Monroe                12
  8. John Quincy Adams      17
  9. Ulysses S. Grant             20
  10. Rutherford B. Hayes      33
  11. Grover Cleveland          25
  12. Jimmy Carter                 26
  13. John F. Kennedy            8
  14. Franklin D. Roosevelt    3
  15. Dwight D. Eisenhower   5
  16. William Howard Taft     23
  17. Chester A. Arthur          30
  18. Millard Fillmore             38
  19. Zachary Taylor              35
  20. James Buchanan            44
  21. William J. Clinton          19
  22. Barack Obama               10
  23. Calvin Coolidge             24
  24. Benjamin Harrison         32
  25. Gerald R. Ford                28
  26. James A. Garfield           27
  27. William H. Harrison      40
  28. Franklin Pierce               42
  29. John Tyler                      39
  30. James Madison              16
  31. Andrew Johnson            43
  32. Andrew Jackson            22
  33. Martin Van Buren          34
  34. George H. W. Bush        21
  35. Warren G. Harding        37
  36. William McKinley          14
  37. Ronald Reagan              9
  38. Donald Trump               41
  39. Lyndon B. Johnson        11
  40. Richard M. Nixon          31
  41. George W. Bush             29
  42. Harry S. Truman            6
  43. James K. Polk                 18
  44. Abraham Lincoln           1
  45. Jefferson Davis             

 

C-SPAN List  2021

Abraham Lincoln                     1
George Washington                  2
Franklin D. Roosevelt               3
Theodore Roosevelt                  4
Dwight D. Eisenhower             5
Harry S. Truman                      6
Thomas Jefferson                      7
John F. Kennedy                       8
Ronald Reagan                         9
Barack Obama                          10
Lyndon B. Johnson                   11
James Monroe                          12
Woodrow Wilson                     13
William McKinley                    14
John Adams                             15
James Madison                         16
John Quincy Adams                 17
James K. Polk                           18
William J. Clinton                     19
Ulysses S. Grant                       20
George H. W. Bush                   21
Andrew Jackson                       22
William Howard Taft               23
Calvin Coolidge                       24
Grover Cleveland                     25
Jimmy Carter                            26
James A. Garfield                     27
Gerald R. Ford                          28
George W. Bush                       29
Chester A. Arthur                     30
Richard M. Nixon                     31
Benjamin Harrison                   32
Rutherford B. Hayes                 33
Martin Van Buren                     34
Zachary Taylor                         35
Herbert Hoover                         36
Warren G. Harding                  37
Millard Fillmore                        38
John Tyler                                 39
William Henry Harrison           40
Donald J. Trump                      41
Franklin Pierce                         42
Andrew Johnson                      43
James Buchanan                       44

 

Volume 1: Washington to Lincoln 1789-1865

United States & Washington 1789-97

America’s New Government 1789-90
Washington & Hamilton’s Bank 1790
Washington & Hamilton’s Bank 1791
Washington & Hamilton’s Bank 1792
America & the French Revolution 1793-94
Whiskey Rebellion
Washington & Peace 1795
Washington & Peace in 1796
American Frontier 1789-96

United States & John Adams 1797-1800

Adams Administration in 1797
Adams & the Quasi-War in 1798
Adams & the Election 1799-1800

Jeffersonian Democracy 1801-1809

Jefferson Before His Presidency
Jefferson Inauguration & Peace Policy 1801
Jefferson Administration 1801-02
America’s Naval War in North Africa
Louisiana Purchase & Exploration
Jefferson & Indian Issues
Jefferson Administration in 1803
Jefferson Administration in 1804
Jefferson Administration 1805-06
Burr Conspiracy & Trial
Jefferson & the Embargo 1807-09

Madison & the War of 1812

Madison Administration in 1809
Madison Administration in 1810-11
Madison Takes US into War in 1812
American-British War in 1813
American-British War in 1814
Madison Administration in 1815
Madison Administration 1816-17

US Era of Monroe & J. Q. Adams 1817-29

Monroe Era of Good Feeling 1817-18
General Jackson & Florida 1817-22
US Banking Crisis & Depression 1818-19
Missouri-Maine Compromise 1819-21
Monroe’s Foreign Policy 1822-23
United States Elections in 1824
United States under John Q. Adams 1825-27
United States Elections in 1828

Jacksonian Democracy 1829-37

Jackson’s Democratic Presidency in 1829
Jacksonian Democracy 1830-31
Jackson & the US Bank
Jackson, Tariff & Nullification in 1832
Jacksonian Democracy & Whigs in 1833-34
Jacksonian Democrats & Whigs in 1835
Jacksonian Democracy in 1836-37

US Depression, Van Buren & Tyler 1837-44

Van Buren & the Panic of 1837
Van Buren & Depression 1838-39
Elections in 1840 & Harrison
Whig Government & Tyler in 1841
Tyler Administration in 1842
Tyler Administration 1843-44
Umited States Elections in 1844
De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America

Polk & the US-Mexican War 1845-49

Polk, Texas & Manifest Destiny in 1845
Polk Begins War Against Mexico in 1846
US Conquest of California & New Mexico 1846-49
Polk’s War Against Mexico in 1847
Mexican Cession & the 1848 US Election

US of Taylor, Clay & Fillmore 1849-52

Whigs & Taylor in 1849
Whigs & Taylor in 1850
Fillmore & Clay’s Compromise of 1850
United States Elections & Census of 1850
Fillmore Maintains the Union 1851-53

US of Pierce & Kansas Conflicts 1853-56

Pierce Administration in 1853
Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
Kansas Conflict in 1855
Kansas Conflict Resolved in 1856
United States Politics & Elections of 1856

United States & Buchanan 1857-59

Buchanan, Dred Scott & Panic in 1857
Kansas & Conflicts over Slavery 1857-58
Lincoln & the Douglas Debates
Buchanan & Elections in 1858
United States in 1859
John Brown’s Crusade Against Slavery

United States Dividing 1860-61

United States in 1860
United States Elections in 1860
United States & Secession in Late 1860
United States & Secession in Early 1861

Lincoln’s War for Union in 1861

Lincoln’s Inauguration in March 1861
North & South War Begins in April 1861
Confederate Congress on April 29
North & South Mobilization in May 1861
US Civil War June-July 1861
US Civil War August-October 1861
US Civil War November-December 1861

Lincoln’s War for Union in 1862

US Civil War January-February 1862
US Civil War March-May 1862
US Civil War June-July 1862
US Civil War August-October 1862
US Civil War November-December 1862

Lincoln’s War for Emancipation in 1863

US Civil War January-February 1863
US Civil War March-April 1863
US Civil War May-July 1863
US Civil War August-October 1863
US Civil War November-December 1863

Lincoln’s War for Emancipation in 1864

US Civil War January-February 1864
US Civil War March-April 1864
US Civil War May-June 1864
US Civil War July-August 1864
US Civil War September-October 1864
US Civil War November-December 1864

United States Victory in 1865

US Civil War January-February 1865
US Civil War March 1865
United States Victory in April-May 1865

Preventing United States Civil War

How Lincoln Could Have Prevented Civil War
US Civil War Atrocities
How US History Might Have Been Better

Bibliography

Volume 2: Andrew Johnson to Taft 1865-1913

Introduction

US Reconstruction & Johnson 1865-66

From Civil War to Reconstruction in 1865
Andrew Johnson to 1865
Johnson & US Reconstruction April-July 1865
Johnson & Reconstruction August-December 1865
Johnson & Reconstruction January-May 1866
Johnson & Reconstruction June-December 1866
United States & Red Cloud’s War 1865-66

US Reconstruction & Johnson 1867-68

Johnson & Republican Reconstruction in 1867
United States & Indian Wars 1867-68
Impeachment & Trial of Johnson in 1868
United States & Johnson in 1868
United States & Elections in 1868

US Reconstruction & Grant 1869-72

US Reconstruction & Grant in 1869
US Reconstruction & Grant in 1870
US Reconstruction & Grant in 1871
Grant & United States Elections in 1872
Grant’s US Indian Policy 1869-72
“Boss” Tweed in New York 1863-73

Grant & United States Depression 1873-77

Grant & the US Panic of 1873
Grant & US Depression in 1874
Grant & US Depression in 1875
Grant’s US Indian Policy 1873-76
Grant & United States Elections in 1876

United States & Hayes 1877-81

Hayes to 1877
United States & Hayes in 1877
Nez Perce, Cheyenne, Ponca & Apache 1877-80
United States & Hayes in 1878-79
United States & Hayes in 1880-81 
United States Elections in 1880

United States, Garfield & Arthur 1881-85

Garfield to 1881
United States & Garfield March-June 1881
Assassination of President Garfield
Chester Arthur to 1881
United States & Arthur July-December 1881
United States & Arthur in 1882
United States & Arthur in 1883
United States, Arthur & Elections in 1884

United States & Cleveland 1885-89

Cleveland to 1885
United States & Cleveland in 1885
United States & Cleveland in 1886
United States & Cleveland in 1887
Cleveland, Indians & the West
United States, Cleveland & Elections in 1888

United States & Harrison 1889-93

Benjamin Harrison to 1889
United States & Harrison in 1889
US, Oklahoma Territory & Wounded Knee
United States & Harrison in 1890
United States & Harrison in 1891
Harrison & United States Elections in 1892
US, Harrison & Hawaii in Early 1893

US Depression & Cleveland 1893-97

Grover Cleveland 1889-93
Cleveland, United States & Hawaii in 1893
Cleveland & United States Panic of 1893
Cleveland, Debs & the General Strike in 1894
United States & Cleveland in 1894
United States & Cleveland in 1895
Cleveland & United States Elections in 1896

United States & McKinley’s War 1897-1901

McKinley to 1897
United States & McKinley in 1897
United States & McKinley’s War in 1898
United States & McKinley’s Filipino War 1899-1901
United States & McKinley in 1899
United States & McKinley in 1900
United States & McKinley in 1901

US & Theodore Roosevelt 1901-09

Theodore Roosevelt to 1896
Theodore Roosevelt 1897-1901
United States & Theodore Roosevelt 1901-02
United States & Theodore Roosevelt in 1903
United States & Theodore Roosevelt in 1904
United States & Theodore Roosevelt in 1905
United States & Theodore Roosevelt in 1906
United States & Theodore Roosevelt in 1907
United States & Theodore Roosevelt 1908-09
United States & the Philippines 1901-09

United States & Taft 1909-13

William Howard Taft to 1899
Taft in the Philippines 1900-03
Taft in the Roosevelt Administration 1904-09
United States & Taft in 1909
United States & Taft in 1910
United States & Taft in 1911
United States, Taft & Elections 1912-13

Summary & Evaluation 1865-1913

Andrew Johnson 1865-69
Ulysses S. Grant 1869-77
Rutherford Hayes 1877-81
James Garfield 1881
Chester Arthur 1881-85
Grover Cleveland 1885-89
Benjamin Harrison 1889-93
Grover Cleveland 1893-97
William McKinley 1897-1901
Theodore Roosevelt 1901-09
William Howard Taft 1909-13

Bibliography

United States Presidents 1865-1913
General
Native Americans
African-Americans
Reformers

Volume 3: Wilson, Harding & Coolidge 1913-1929

Progressive Wilson & Diplomacy 1913-17

Wilson & Education to 1910
Wilson as Governor of New Jersey 1910-12
Wilson’s Campaign for President in 1911
Wilson’s Campaign for President in 1912
President-elect Woodrow Wilson
Wilson’s Progressive Presidency in 1913
Wilson’s Tariff Revision & Federal Reserve Act
Wilson & Foreign Policy in 1913
Wilson & Mexican Revolution in 1913-14
Wilson & Trusts in 1914
Wilson’s Neutrality & the Great War in 1914
Wilson’s Neutrality & the Great War in 1915
Wilson’s Peace Messages in Fall 1915
Wilson & Mexican Revolution in 1915-17
Wilson & the Caribbean 1913-17
Wilson’s Neutral Diplomacy in 1916
Wilson Speaks to a League for Peace in May 1916
Democrats Nominate Wilson Again in 1916
Wilson’s Campaign for Re-election in 1916
Wilson in Late 1916
Wilson’s Essential Peace Speech in 1917
Wilson & Germany’s War Escalation in 1917
Notes

Wilson in War & for Peace 1917-1921

Wilson in March 1917
Wilson’s War Declaration on 2 April 1917
Wilson & War in April-June 1917
Wilson & War in July-August 1917
Wilson & War in September-December 1917
Wilson’s War Message on 4 December 1917
Wilson’s 14 Points in January 1918
Wilson & War in February-April 1918
Wilson & War in May-June 1918
Wilson & War in July 1918
Wilson & War in August-September 1918
Wilson & War October to 11 November 1918
Wilson & Peace November-December 1918
Wilson & Peace in January 1919
Wilson’s League of Nations in February 1919
Wilson’s Diplomacy in France in March 1919
Wilson’s Diplomacy in France in April 1919
Wilson’s Diplomacy in France in May 1919
Wilson’s Diplomacy in France in June 1919
Wilson & the Peace Treaty on 10 July 1919
Wilson in Washington in July-August 1919
Wilson’s Tour for the League in September 1919
Wilson & Edith in Fall 1919
Wilson & Edith in 1920
Wilson & Edith in 1921-1924
Notes

Republican Harding 1921-23

Harding, Newspapers & Politics to 1914
Harding & the United States Senate 1915-20
Harding Running for President in 1920
Nominee Harding’s Speeches in 1920
Harding’s Election & Cabinet
President Harding’s Inaugural Address
Harding’s Agenda in Spring 1921
Harding’s Speech to Congress in April 1921
President Harding in May-October 1921
Harding in November-December 1921
President Harding in 1922
Harding’s Last Seven Months in 1923
Notes

Republican Coolidge 1923-29

Coolidge in School & Politics to 1913
Coolidge in Politics 1914-18
Gov. Coolidge in 1919 & the Boston Police Strike
Coolidge as Governor of Massachusetts in 1920
Vice President Coolidge in 1921-23
President Coolidge in 1923
Coolidge Speech at Howard University in 1924
President Coolidge in 1924
President Coolidge in 1925
President Coolidge in 1926
Coolidge & Latin America
President Coolidge in 1927
Coolidge & the Peace Treaty in 1928
Notes

Summary & Evaluation 1913-1929

Woodrow Wilson 1913-1921
Wilson Evaluation
Warren Harding 1921-1923
Harding Evaluation
Calvin Coolidge 1923-1929
Coolidge Evaluation

Bibliography

Herbert Hoover

Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

John Adams

Uniting Humanity by Sanderson Beck

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Volume 2: Andrew Johnson to Taft 1865-1913

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