Bundle of 6 - US Presidents - The Do Nothing Presidents

Bundle of 6 - US Presidents - The Do Nothing Presidents
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This is a bundle of 6 highly animated, power point presentations on the "Do Nothing" presidents. The list includes Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, B Harrison and McKinley. All six presentations together number 103 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

A "Do Nothing" president is a president who doesn't try to accomplish anything new during his administration, but just lets things ride. There were six presidents in a row who did little during their term.

Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States, oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction.

He won a controversial and fiercely disputed election against Samuel Tilden. He withdrew troops from the Reconstruction states in order to restore local control and good will, a decision that many perceived as a betrayal of African Americans in the South.

Hayes declined to run for the presidency a 2nd time, and retired from politics after his term in the Oval Office ended in 1881. After leaving the White House, Hayes and his wife Lucy returned to Fremont, OH, where Hayes devoted himself to educational issues and prison reform, among other humanitarian causes.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #19 - Rutherford B Hayes and contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Political Career
Early Life
Legal Career
Marriage & Family
The Civil War
Entering Politics
Early Political Career
Republican Convention
Election of 1876
Hayes Elected
President Hayes
Civil Service Reform
Bland-Allison Act
Post Presidential Years
End of Presentation

James Garfield was elected as the United States' 20th President in 1881, after 9 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. His Presidency was impactful, but cut short after 200 days when he was assassinated. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau, at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in WDC, less than 4 months into his term as the President.

Garfield died 11 weeks later on September 19, 1881, the 2nd of 4 Presidents to be assassinated. His Vice President, Chester A. Arthur, succeeded Garfield as President. The last of the log cabin Garfield attacked political corruption and won back for the Presidency a measure of prestige it had lost during the Reconstruction period.

Less than 4 months after his inauguration, President Garfield arrived at the Washington railroad depot to catch a train for a summer's retreat on the NJ seashore. As Garfield made his way through the station, Charles Guiteau raced from the shadows and fired 2 shots point blank into the president. One grazed Garfield's arm; the other lodged in his abdomen. Exclaiming, "My God, what is this?" the president collapsed to the floor remaining fully conscious, but in a great deal of pain.

He suffered greatly from these wounds and eventually died from them, slowly, painfully with inadequate medical care.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidents - #20 - James A Garfield and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Early Life
Marriage & Family
Military & Political Background
Election of 1880
President Garfield
Power Struggle
Poor Medical Treatment
Guiteau Hanged
End of Presentation

Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States; he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter's assassination.

At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome a slightly negative reputation, which stemmed from his early career in politics as part of NY's Republican political machine. In 1871, an era of political machines and patronage, Arthur was named to the powerful position of customs collector for the Port of NY. He later was removed from the job by President Hayes in an attempt to reform the spoils system.

He succeeded by embracing the cause of civil service reform. His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act which required government jobs to be distributed based on merit, was the centerpiece of his administration.

Power point #3 is entitled, US Presidents - #21 - Chester A Arthur and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Civil Service Reform
Early Years & Education
Marriage & Family
Military Background
Civil Rights Cases
Customs Collector
Election of 1880
Garfield & Arthur Win
President Arthur
Civil Service Act
The “Gentleman Boss”
“Elegant Arthur”
Later Years & Death
End of Presentation

Grover Cleveland, who served as the 22nd and 24th U.S. President, was known as a political reformer. He is the only president who served 2 nonconsecutive terms, and also the only Democratic president to win election during the period of Republican domination of the White House that stretched from Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 to the end of William H. Taft’s term in 1913.

Cleveland worked as a lawyer and then served as mayor of Buffalo, NY, and governor of NY state before assuming the presidency in 1885.

His record in the Oval Office was mixed. Not regarded as an original thinker, Cleveland considered himself a watchdog over Congress rather than an initiator. In his second term, he angered many of his original supporters and seemed overwhelmed by the Panic of 1893 and the depression that followed. He declined to run for a third term.

Power point #4 is entitled, US Presidents - 22 & 24 - Grover Cleveland and contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries (2)
Early Career
Sheriff & Mayor
Governor of NY
First Term: 1885-1889
Veto Power
White House Marriage
Tariff & Defeat
Second Term: 1893-1897
Panic of 1893
Inconsistent Message
No Third Term
Final Years
End of Presentation

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. Before ascending to the presidency, Harrison established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader and politician in Indianapolis, IN. Benjamin was a grandson of President William Henry Harrison and the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a colonel and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. After the war, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of IN. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the IN legislature.

Power point #5 is entitled, US Presidents - #23 - Benjamin Harrison and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Education, Marriage & Family
Politics & Military Service
Early Political Career
Election of 1888
Harrison’s Issues
Financial Reform
Battle of Wounded Knee
Financial Situation Worsens
Election of 1892
Final Years & Death
End of Presentation

William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, 6 months into his 2nd term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals. Yellow journalism at the time urged McKinley to start a war with Spain, leading to an American global empire.

William McKinley is best known for being president when the United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. After his 2nd inauguration in March 1901, McKinley embarked on a tour of western states, where he was greeted by cheering crowds. The tour ended in Buffalo, NY, where he gave a speech on September 5 in front of 50,000 people at the Pan-American Exposition.

The following day, McKinley was standing in a receiving line at the exposition when a unemployed Detroit mill worker named Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the chest at point-blank range. Rushed to a Buffalo hospital, McKinley initially received a hopeful prognosis, but gangrene set in around his wounds and he died 8 days later.

Power point #6 is entitled, US Presidents - #25 - William McKinley and contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries
Early Life & Marriage
Invalid Wife
Early Political Life
Governor McKinley
Election of 1896
Huge Election Victory
Domestic Policy
Foreign Policy
War with Spain
Treaty of Paris
"Open Door" Policy
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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