Good Morning, fellow members. I am starting this thread as a place to gather and display the basic facts of the modern Presidents. The media is
throwing numbers around left and right about the stats and often quoting stats as showing a pattern going back which isn't true as often as it is.
Research seems shaky and it's hard to expect everyone to have the time to really dig and get the good sources.
What I have put together here is a set of stats that cover our nation's President's from Pres. Eisenhower to Pres. Obama for a wide variety of things.
In every case possible I have used primary sources. In as many cases as it's possible, I have used the agencies whose general purpose in life is
collecting these very stats. In all numbers, I spent a very lengthy period going over and over to insure they were as accurate as possible. In more
than one case, I deleted whole sections when a more accurate source with direct collection of the material came up.
What began as simply throwing some stats together for a reply on here became something more as even some of the basic stats seemed to be as much a
matter of opinion as fact by how many different versions of a given number were presented around the net.
So I built this first for ATS members as a resource.
Second, as an addition to my portfolio as a College Graphics major and I needed the extensive time on the graphics software this supplied.
Finally, I created this as a tool for my Son when he gets a bit older and needs this information for his schooling. The message which follows this one
contains the sourcing information for the data and where it all came from. It's all there for fact checking.
Please be kind...I've only been doing any form of graphics for a year or so.
I'm learning as I go.
Over the coming days, I will be posting another thread on the Federal Budget. On this thread I plan to add another piece on Military events over these
Presidents terms with the relevant stats which ATS members will want most. I also plan to add a small section on which documents of a personal or
background nature each President has released and when. Please check back if those sound interesting.
*** These graphics are 100% created by myself and from a blank screen starting point. Every number is taken individually and from different sources.
No opening Wiki to copy it all for me and the whole problem of the junk that seemed to give on some things is why I made it. With that in mind, I
don't mind people using them but please drop me a note if so and a link to where it's being used. The Pictures of the Presidents came from their
Library collections, respectively and are public domain by Government policy and law.
Any errors are purely my mistake despite much proof reading. I'll correct anything someone notices. Just let me know.
Anyway, I hope this can be
useful as a reference!
edit on 14-8-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: Corrected Rank and Stats