5 Great U.S. Presidents That Time Forgot

5 Great U.S. Presidents That Time Forgot

Just cause they're not on Mt. Rushmore doesn't mean they don't deserve to be
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Everyone knows the accomplishments of FDR, Lincoln, Washington, Kennedy, and Reagan, but all to often we forget the accomplishments of other Presidents. Every President deserves his due, but here are the 5 lesser-known Presidents who accomplished a lot in office.

Harry Truman

While most of the credit for the US’ success in the second World War goes to FDR, it is often forgotten that Truman was the one who was actually President during both VE day and VJ day. Perhaps more impressive, he was able to successfully create the UN, a body that even Woodrow Wilson wasn’t able to form. The UN’s ability to improve international relations between all nations is a constant reminder of Truman’s dedication to democracy and legacy.

William McKinley

McKinley laid much of the groundwork for the US to become the juggernaut economy it is today. He ended the agitation of the free coinage of silver, presided over a growing economy, and turn the US from a small country into an empire, conquering Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii and much of the Caribbean. It is quite possible that without his service the US would be nothing close to what it is today.

James K Polk

One of the most commonly overlooked Presidents, Polk was quite accomplished while in office. Under his administration a national treasury was set up, tariffs were lowered, and Oregon was peacefully settled. Additionally if you live in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, and or California, you have him to thank for living in the US, as those are all areas taken by him.

Ulysses S. Grant

Though Grant is often considered a poor president because he resigned while in office, he did a lot for our nation. Under Grant the US saw massive growth in the railroad industry. He also was able to avoid a war with England, through the treaty of Washington, after claims that they supplied the confederacy with ships during the Civil War. Arguably his most impressive accomplishment was his hard stance on the South during reconstruction, focusing on preventing another Civil War while also not undoing the benefits of the Civil War.

Chester A. Arthur

Living in a time where politics was dominated by corrupt political machines, Chester A Arthur decided to clean up politics. However the most impressive thing about this is these machines were exactly what got Arthur elected, and he even ran a political machine before getting into presidential politics. Now given his path you would assume he would be the most corrupt President ever, but he used his knowledge of political machines to systematically break their power and dismantle them. He also created the merit system, which basically prevents people getting government jobs because of favors. Furthermore he vetoed the Rivers-Harbors Appropriation bill, a racist bill targeting Chinese immigrants.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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21 Tweets About Anti-Vax Children That Will Make Parents Get Their Kids Vaccinated ASAP

Vaccinate your kids. Period.

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I have compiled 21 tweets about anti-vaccination parents and their children that did not only make me laugh, but made me further enforce my belief that parents need to vaccinate their kids.

These tweets are pretty dark, to be honest, but once you think about the situation at hand, sometimes it is best to approach it in a funny way so you can get your point across.

You have been warned.

These tweets may be funny, but the situation is not funny. Do your research and help people around you not get sick by vaccinating your kids.

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