Legacy

Slavery is the greatest American stain, a crime so horrible, a legacy so cruel, a shame so deep — an unforgivable act. Decades of bitter turmoil lead up to the American Civil War, Secession, the Emancipation Proclamation and Reconstruction. Abraham Lincoln, the greatest American president by every measure, is able to vindicate democracy and preserve the Union.

America frees herself from the tyranny of the British Crown, then ironically and hypocritically inflicts tyranny through slavery.

France had been a monarchy up until the French Revolution, when French citizens abolish slavery and replace thousands of confusing units of measure with the Metric System, which is based on Earth and Water. (The name Metric System had referred to the units for length and mass. What the CGPM had created in 1960 was much more comprehensive, and after some discussion, this new system was called the International System of units or SI after its French initials.)

England finally abolishes slavery four decades after France did so, but three decades before Americans finally get around to Abolition of Slavery in 1865 with the Thirteenth Amendment.

Black Lives Matter is a bold reaction to the lingering remnants of slave-owner mentality still alive and kicking in many parts of America well into the twenty-first century. African Americans are often targets of voter suppression and often receive lengthy jail sentences and unequal and unfair treatment in legal matters and are often forced to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit. Law enforcement officers routinely murder African Americans for no other reason than that they are African Americans; then are found innocent of any crime in the American court system.

The economic greatness of Early America is due in large part to cheap slave labor, so nostalgically waving a Confederate-style flag or pining for the days of yore, chanting, “Make America Great Again!” is tantamount to unashamed justification of slavery.

America will only be great when there is justice for all.

 

Legacy 1 George Washington

President 1 – United States President George Washington – Owns 317 Slaves

Legacy 2 John Adams

Legacy 2 John Adams

President 2 – United States President John Adams – Compassion

Legacy 3 Thomas Jefferson

President 3 – United States President Thomas Jefferson – Owns 200 Slaves – Struggles to Reconcile Slavery-Freedom Conflict

Legacy 4 James Madison

President 4 – United States President James Madison – Owns over 100 Slaves – War of 1812 British Empire – Counts a Slave as 3/5 of a Person

4 War of 1812 British Empire

Formal Congressional Declaration of War – War of 1812 British Empire 18 Jun 1812 CE James Madison

Legacy 5 James Monroe

President 5 – United States President James Monroe – Owns 75 Slaves – Sends Freed Slaves Back to Africa – Monrovia Named Capital of Liberia Colonization

Legacy 6 John Quincy Adams

President 6 – United States President John Quincy Adams – Antislavery Movement – Defeats Popular Vote Winner

Legacy 7 Andrew Jackson

President 7 – United States President Andrew Jackson – Owns over 200 Slaves – Indian Removal Act of 1830

Legacy 8 Martin Van Buren

President 8 – United States President Martin Van Buren – Limiting Federal Power – Preeminence of State Rights

Legacy 9 William Henry Harrison

President 9 – United States President William Henry Harrison – Treaties with Native American Leaders – Harrison dies 31 days into his term

Legacy 10 John Tyler

President 10 – United States President John Tyler – Owns 70 Slaves – Accidental President – Inept, Seriously Flawed

Legacy 11 James K. Polk

President 11 – United States President James K. Polk – Owns 25 Slaves – Texas Annexation – Mexican–American War – Manifest Destiny – Expansionism

11 Mexican–American War

Formal Congressional Declaration of War – Mexican–American War República Centralista de México 13 May 1846 CE James K. Polk

Legacy 12 Zachary Taylor

President 12 – United States President Zachary Taylor – Anomaly – Owns over 150 Slaves – Against Manifest Destiny – Wants to Ban Slavery Westward

Legacy 13 Millard Fillmore

President 13 – United States President Millard Fillmore – Last Whig – Fugitive Slave Act – Compromise of 1850

Legacy 14 Franklin Pierce

President 14 – United States President Franklin Pierce – Presidential Failure – Kansas–Nebraska Act – Pierce sees Slavery as a Question of Property Rather than Morality

Legacy 15 James Buchanan

President 15 – United States President James Buchanan – Weak Leadership Fails to Resolve Slavery Question and Leads to Civil War

Legacy 16 Abraham Lincoln

President 16 – United States President Abraham Lincoln – Preservation of the Union – Vindication of Democracy – Emancipation Proclamation – Nation’s Greatest President by Every Measure

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore features 18-meter sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (Presidents 1, 3, 26 and 16)

Legacy 17 Andrew Johnson

President 17 – United States President Andrew Johnson – Metric Act of 1866 – Indentured Servant at Age 10 – Impeachment – Reconstruction

Legacy 18 Ulysses S. Grant

President 18 – United States President Ulysses S. Grant – Native American Policy – Impeachment – Reconstruction – Fifteenth Amendment: Male Former Slaves Right to Vote

Legacy 19 Rutherford B. Hayes

President 19 – United States President Rutherford B. Hayes – Strengthens Republican Party – Defeats Popular Vote Winner – Preserves Voting Rights for Blacks – 1883 Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act

Legacy 20 James A. Garfield

President 20 – United States President James A. Garfield – Lacking Judgment – Murdered within months of inauguration, Garfield is remembered as a Martyr above all else

Legacy 21 Chester A. Arthur

President 21 – United States President Chester A. Arthur – Struggles with Tariff Issue and Republican Party Protectionist Doctrines – Transitional Figure in Reunification after Bitter Turmoil of Civil War and Reconstruction

Legacy 22 Grover Cleveland

President 22 – United States President Grover Cleveland – Fiscal Conservatism – Wins Popular Vote three elections in a row – Lack of College Education – Racially Intolerant – Largely Unfamiliar with the Great Ideas of History

Legacy 23 Benjamin Harrison

President 23 – United States President Benjamin Harrison – Active Foreign Policy – Defeats Popular Vote Winner – Six Western States join the Union – Strengthens and Modernizes the Navy

Legacy 24 Grover Cleveland

President 24 – United States President Grover Cleveland – Panic of 1893 – Severe National Depression – Strengthens Autonomy of Executive Branch – Sends Warships to Panama – Threatens Britain with War over Venezuelan Boundary Dispute

Legacy 25 William McKinley

President 25 – United States President William McKinley – Gold Standard Act – Spanish–American War – Establishes Presidential Press Conference – Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines and Hawaii

25 Spanish–American War

Formal Congressional Declaration of War – Spanish–American War Restauración borbónica 25 Apr 1898 CE William McKinley

Legacy 26 Theodore Roosevelt

President 26 – United States President Theodore Roosevelt – First Modern President – Venezuela and Santo Domingo Intervention – Panama Canal Negotiation – Strengthens the Navy – Conservationist President creates National Forest Service – 150 National Forests – 51 Federal Bird Reserves – 4 National Game Preserves – 5 National Parks – 18 National Monuments – 1906 American Antiquities Act protects wildlife on over 930 thousand square kilometers of Public Land (an area larger than Texas plus Oklahoma)

Legacy 27 William Howard Taft

President 27 – United States President William Howard Taft – Not Decisive – Undistinguished – Last President with Facial Hair

Legacy 28 Woodrow Wilson

President 28 – United States President Woodrow Wilson – World War I – League of Nations – Sixteenth Amendment: Federal Income Tax – Federal Reserve System – Regulation of Business – Foreign Policy from Isolation to Internationalism

28 World War I

Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War I Deutsches Reich 6 Apr 1917 CE Woodrow Wilson
Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War I Ausztria-Magyarország 7 Dec 1917 CE Woodrow Wilson

Legacy 29 Warren G. Harding

President 29 – United States President Warren G. Harding – Lack of Vision – Worst President (until Trump) – Eighteenth Amendment: Prohibit Alcohol – Nineteenth Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote

Legacy 30 Calvin Coolidge

President 30 – United States President Calvin Coolidge – Coolidge Tax Cuts contribute to uneven distribution of wealth and overproduction of goods causing the Great Depression

Legacy 31 Herbert Hoover

President 31 – United States President Herbert Hoover – The Great Depression – Inept Political Maneuvering – Unable to handle Congress, the Press and the Public

Legacy 32 Franklin D. Roosevelt

President 32 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt – New Deal – Executive Reorganization bill – World War II – United Nations – Fair Labor Standards Act – Social Security Act

32 World War II

Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War II 大日本帝國 [Great Japanese Empire] 8 Dec 1941 CE Franklin D. Roosevelt
Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War II Drittes Reich 11 Dec 1941 CE Franklin D. Roosevelt
Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War II Regno d’Italia 11 Dec 1941 CE Franklin D. Roosevelt
Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War II Царство България 5 Jun 1942 CE Franklin D. Roosevelt
Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War II Magyar Királyság 5 Jun 1942 CE Franklin D. Roosevelt
Formal Congressional Declaration of War – World War II Regatul României 5 Jun 1942 CE Franklin D. Roosevelt

Legacy 33 Harry S. Truman

President 33 – United States President Harry S. Truman – NATO – Underwhelming Support for African-American Civil Rights

Legacy 34 Dwight D. Eisenhower

President 34 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower – Segregation – Division of Korea – More Underwhelming Support for African-American Civil Rights

Legacy 35 John F. Kennedy

President 35 – United States President John F. Kennedy – Vietnam War – Metric System becomes International System in 1960 – Racial Injustice remains rampant – Assassination

Legacy 36 Lyndon B. Johnson

President 36 – United States President Lyndon B. Johnson – Vietnam War – Civil Rights Act of 1964 – “Great Society” domestic programs – Headstart, Medicare and Medicaid

Legacy 37 Richard Nixon

President 37 – United States President Richard Nixon – Vietnam War – Nuclear Arms Control Agreements with the Soviet Union and Diplomatic Opening to China -Watergate cover-up and Resignation

Legacy 38 Gerald Ford

President 38 – United States President Gerald Ford – Vietnam War Ends – Metric Conversion Act – Disastrous Tax Cuts – Energy Crisis – Rising Unemployment – Soaring Inflation

Legacy 39 Jimmy Carter

President 39 – United States President Jimmy Carter – Egypt-Israel Peace – Iran Hostage Crisis – Protection of Human Rights around the World

Legacy 40 Ronald Reagan

President 40 – United States President Ronald Reagan – Growth of National Debt – Federal Budget Deficit – Trade Deficit – Abolishes the Metrification Assessment Board – Dies of Alzheimer’s disease

Legacy 41 George H. W. Bush

President 41 – United States President George H. W. Bush – Lack of Vision – Large Budget Deficit – Breaks Promise not to raise taxes – Persian Gulf War – Iran-Contra Scandal

Legacy 42 Bill Clinton

President 42 – United States President Bill Clinton – Balkan Intervention – Impeachment – Strongest Economy in recent memory – Eliminate Federal Deficit – NAFTA and GATT – Failure to create National Health Care System

Legacy 43 George W. Bush

President 43 – United States President George W. Bush – Defeats Popular Vote Winner – Invasion of Afghanistan – Patriot Act – Preemptive War on Iraq under false pretenses – Tax Cuts result in Large Federal Deficits – Stock Market Crash – Recession – Millions of jobs wiped out

Legacy 44 Barack Obama

President 44 – United States President Barack Obama – Obamacare – “Yes We Can” – Hope and Change – Marriage Equality

POS 45 Donald Trump

POS 45 – Illegitimate “President” Donald Trump. Sad. – Mendacity – Defeats Popular Vote Winner – Accused of Collusion with Russia

Five American states continue to incorporate Confederate elements into their official state flags:

Slavery Flag States

Visit these Facebook groups to interact with others about taking down their official state slavery flags:

Slavery Flag Down Arkansas!

Slavery Flag Down Arkansas!

Slavery Flag Down Mississippi!

Slavery Flag Down Mississippi!

Slavery Flag Down Alabama!

Slavery Flag Down Alabama!

Slavery Flag Down Georgia!

Slavery Flag Down Georgia!

Slavery Flag Down Florida!

Slavery Flag Down Florida!

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Legacy Currency Notes – United States of America

 

US-$1-LT-1862-Fr-16c

US-$1-LT-1862-Fr-16c

US-$1-LT-1880-Fr-29

US-$1-LT-1880-Fr-29

US-$1-SC-1886-Fr-217

US-$1-SC-1886-Fr-217

US-$1-SC-1896-Fr-224-(3923429)

US-$1-SC-1896-Fr-224-(3923429)

US-$2-SC-1896-Fr.247

US-$2-SC-1896-Fr.247

US-$5-LT-1862-Fr-61a

US-$5-LT-1862-Fr-61a

US-$5-LT-1880-Fr-72

US-$5-LT-1880-Fr-72

US-$5-SC-1896-Fr.270

US-$5-SC-1896-Fr.270

US-$5-SC-1899-Fr.271

US-$5-SC-1899-Fr.271

US-$10-LT-1901-Fr.114

US-$10-LT-1901-Fr.114

US-$20-LT-1863-Fr-126b

US-$20-LT-1863-Fr-126b

US-$20-LT-1880-Fr-145

US-$20-LT-1880-Fr-145

US-$50-FRN-1914-Fr-1053

US-$50-FRN-1914-Fr-1053

US-$50-LT-1880-Fr.164

US-$50-LT-1880-Fr.164

US-$100-FRN-1914-Fr-1074a

US-$100-FRN-1914-Fr-1074a

US-$100-LT-1863-Fr-167

US-$100-LT-1863-Fr-167

US-$100-LT-1880-Fr-181

US-$100-LT-1880-Fr-181

US-$500-LT-1869-Fr-184

US-$500-LT-1869-Fr-184

US-$500-LT-1875-Fr-185b

US-$500-LT-1875-Fr-185b

US-$500-LT-1880-Fr-185l

US-$500-LT-1880-Fr-185l

US-NBN-MA-Lowell-986-Orig-500-206-A

US-NBN-MA-Lowell-986-Orig-500-206-A

US-$1000-IBN-1863-Fr-201_(Proof)

US-$1000-IBN-1863-Fr-201_(Proof)

US-$1000-IBN-1863-Fr-206_(Proof)

US-$1000-IBN-1863-Fr-206_(Proof)

US-$1000-SC-1891-Fr-346e

US-$1000-SC-1891-Fr-346e

US-$5000-IBN-1863-Fr-202_(Proof)

US-$5000-IBN-1863-Fr-202_(Proof)

US-$5000-IBN-1865-Fr-212h_(Proof)

US-$5000-IBN-1865-Fr-212h_(Proof)

 

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