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A list of presidential firsts

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posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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With the recent election finally over i thought it was time for something a little less abrasive.
A list of presidential firsts. I didn't try to get everything. So here is a list of those firsts.

This is not the mud pit so please keep that in mind.

Washington – first president with no predecessor to blame

Adams – first president to have been vice-president

Jefferson – first president to have killed a man in a pistol duel

Madison – first president to ask Congress to declare war

Monroe – first president to tell Europe to stay the hell out of the Americas and ride a steam boat

Adams (J.Q.) – first president to have been the son of a president

Jackson – first president to use an alligator as a cannon and born in a log cabin

Van Buren – first president to have a budget surplus

Harrison – first president to die in office

Tyler – first president never actually elected to office

Polk – first president to say that the US presidency is no bed of roses

Taylor – first president to kick ass on Mexico
Didn't serve in Congress of continental congre5

Fillmore – first president to send out for Japanese rice wine and sushi, from Japan

Pierce – first president to be called “worst” and born in the 19th century

Buchanan – first to never be married

Lincoln – first president to actually do something about slavery

Johnson – first president to be impeached

Grant – first president to die from too many cigars and too much booze

Hayes – first president to order out for Chinese food, from China

Garfield – first president to be assassinated for trying to fix the civil service system and was left handed

Arthur – first president to be accused of being a Canadian

Cleveland – first president to weigh over 340 pounds

McKinley – first president to rule over a foreign empire and use a telephone during his campaign

Roosevelt (T) – first president to kick ass and take names for fun and win a Nobel Peace prize

Taft – first president to toss out the first ball on opening day

Wilson – first president to be a closet Marxist and with a doctoral degree

Harding – first president to be hammered by corruption scandels

Coolidge – first president to be sworn into office by his daddy

Hoover – first president to bring in a Great Recession and to have a phone on his desk

Roosevelt (F) – first president to make the job a career being elect to a third and fourth term

Truman – first president to nuke a foreign city

Eisenhower – first president to overtly abuse executive privilege and be televised in color

Kennedy – first president to be an Irish Roman Catholic

Johnson (L) – first president to be a complete asshole and be sworn in by a woman

Nixon – first president to resign to avoid impeachment

Ford – first president to be in office when a war was lost

Carter – first president to be a peanut farmer and a nuclear engineer

Reagan – first president to appoint a female SCotUS justice and to have been divorced

Bush I – first president to have an M.B.A. degree

Clinton – first president to have his wife lose a presidential election

Bush II – first president to be a very nice guy in exactly the wrong place

Obama – first president to be black and to acknowledge the existence of area 51

Trump – first president to lose money by taking the job




posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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I thought CLinton was the first Potus to make his bedroom a public spectacle.

I wasn't gonna go with sex in the oval, but Kennedy most likely was that first.



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: neo96

I think a bunch of presidents have had women around before clinton



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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Bush II – first president to be a very nice guy in exactly the wrong place

Am I missing a joke here?
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posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: and14263

A nice guy that was kinda over his head



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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Kennedy - first President to have a current movie star and sex symbol sing happy birthday to him in public.




posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Ooh! Good one!



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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" Ford – first president to be in office when a war was lost "

Do you mean to say the United States lost a war?



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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Harding – first president to be hammered by corruption scandels


I`m not so sure that one is correct, the grant administration has been called the most corrupt administration in American history.
here`s a few of the scandels:

Black Friday Gold Panic 1869
New York custom house ring
Star route postal ring
Salary grab
Breach of Treaty of Fort Laramie
Sanborn contracts and reform
Delano affair
Pratt & Boyd
Whiskey Ring

Grants biggest problem was that he wasn`t a politician so, there was very little personal oversight of the people he appointed to run things.
even if he had kept a closer eye on the people he appointed he wouldn`t have known if they were doing something crooked or not because he wasn`t a politician he didn`t know what could and could not be done legally.

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posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct
" Ford – first president to be in office when a war was lost "

Do you mean to say the United States lost a war?



Did we win vietnam?



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

well, they have McDonalds in Vietnam now so at least the capitalists won and wasn`t the whole point of the war to stop the communists from taking over?
Nothing says "you failed at communism" like having a McDonalds in your country.
sorry Ho Chi Minh but you lost.


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posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

That's is one way to look at it is guess.
But we lost in the early seventies and the ussr fell in the late eighties.
I'm still saying we lost that war.



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: Alien Abduct
" Ford – first president to be in office when a war was lost "

Do you mean to say the United States lost a war?



Did we win vietnam?



Have we ever signed a treaty that wasn't on OUR OWN terms? Nope. So technically we never lost a war.

And as far as Vietnam when the politicians told us to take ground it was taken, ALL objectives given were completed. 3.9 million communists died during the Vietnam war as opposed to 47,434 U.S. and WE WROTE THE TREATY. So yeah I'd say we won although I wouldn't call it a huge success.
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posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

Sadly many of the Vietnamese that died were simple people that cared little about Communism or the Domino Theory



Bush Jr was the first to watch 3,000 people die and invade the wrong country....




posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

Where is the Republic of Vietnam?

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is the founding and ruling political party of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Hmm....

Vietnam War, 1 November 1955 – 30 April 1975

North Vietnamese victory

Withdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina
Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
South Vietnam is annexed by North Vietnam

Seems like an utterly humiliating defeat from where I'm sitting.



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
a reply to: Alien Abduct

Where is the Republic of Vietnam?

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is the founding and ruling political party of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Hmm....

Vietnam War, 1 November 1955 – 30 April 1975

North Vietnamese victory

Withdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina
Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
South Vietnam is annexed by North Vietnam

Seems like an utterly humiliating defeat from where I'm sitting.


If I gouge out your eye then "withdraw my arm" and then you don't even swing back did I lose the fight?

Post a link showing ANY treaty the U.S. has EVER signed that wasn't on IT'S OWN TERMS. You won't find one because there isn't one.



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

I guess Nazi Germany didn't lose WW2 either since their government didn't sign any treaty with anyone. Ba'athist Iraq also undefeated during the 2003 war.

Stop with your ultra nationalistic revisionist history. It is in stark contrast to reality.

Logically if the US had not lost in Vietnam then Indochina wouldn't have fallen to communism and the containment would have been successful.

Since the exact opposite happened, Indochina across the board became Socialist Republics then the war was a complete failure.

Those Socialist Republics remain in power and stable to this day, whereas the US-backed states collapsed almost immediately after withdrawal thanks to a total lack of popular support.

Cambodia being the modern day exception to indochinese communist rule, but they're a Chinese puppet which is basically the same.

Only in America can a war where you go in with the express intent to stop the spread of communism, only to leave the entire region in communist hands at the end of it be considered anything but a decisive defeat.

Defeating borderline defenceless states like Grenada and Panama is hardly anything to brag about.



posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 11:51 PM
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Obama is the first president to never have a single year of 3.0 GDP growth rate



posted on Dec, 28 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: Ohanka

The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The OKW by the way was the Germans.

There is one for Iraq also, you can just look it up.

As far as Vietnam they didn't drop one bomb on American soil, we didn't surrender and we wrote the treaty on our own terms, and as another poster mentiined is there not a McDonalds now in Vietnam? we won in the long run.







 
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