Presidents – Taylor made for you

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Hey! What’s up, guys? We decided to a blog post which explains the personality and personal experiences of some of the presidents. This helps with getting to know the presidents at a deeper level and can often be helpful for identifying them when given vague clues. Hope this helps 🙂

George Washington – His father died when he was 11 and this deeply affected the development of the Washington’s personality. He believed that one’s physical appearance should reflect their inner merit; he was tall and commanding which led him to develop grace and public humility. Washington also approved of self-mastery and patriotic virtue thus he often quoted Roman statesman Marcus Porcius Cato.Washington was also strongly motivated to take part in politics; however, he strategically hid this ambition. He also refused a salary for his public service, only accepting reimbursement for expenses from Congress.

John Adams – He was loving and compassionate, but did not understand how to deal with people, which made him appear aloof and arrogant to others. Adams coupled wealth and ownership of property with the right to govern America, which led him to join the Federalist Party. He was not skilled at oratory, but was a skilled diplomat. He was bitter throughout his political career because his vice presidency seemed insignificant and his presidency was plagued by controversy, but reclaimed the favor of the public post-presidency.

Thomas Jefferson – Jefferson had a commanding stature which showed strength and health. It is said that Jefferson was one to stick to his words; he never abandoned his principles, plans, or friends. For example, Jefferson never felt compelled to conform to the modern fashion trends. He dressed simply, neatly, and comfortably. He was also always in control of his temper. Jefferson is also known for his inventiveness and curiosity. He was a holder of several patents and devised models of the swivel chair, dumbwaiter, and pedometer. He also studied many languages. Jefferson also refrained from discussing his personal life. He was a skilled writer and inventor but not a outstanding orator.

James Madison – Madison was soft-spoken and shy; he struggled to be heard in large groups of people, but demonstrated his intelligence and persuasive abilities among small numbers of close friends. Madison was extremely short and was sickly in his childhood, which, coupled with his shyness, made him appear to be a weak leader. He was also indecisive, hesitating to proceed without thorough deliberation. He relied on his wife, Dolley, to make him appear favorable to the public. Madison opposed the formation of political factions, arguing for the separation of power into the three branches of government and the division of power between state and national governments. He favored a large and diverse democracy, believing that it would prevent the formation of factions.

James Monroe – James Monroe had generally good health and a large frame. He kept a net physical appearance but did not keep up with the latest fashion. Monroe is known for his warm personality which became one of his greatest assets as a politician. He was able to disarm and stun people with his kindness and courtesy. Monroe also did not take well to criticism and would often see an offense where one was not intended. However, rather than lashing out out at his critics, he would bottle up his feelings.

We gotta run. It’s our turn for the laundry. We must get the Washington.

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