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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2008 07:23 pm
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The Iron Duke

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You must consider the time period in which an author is writing. Since so much emphasis is placed on the Civil Rights Movement nowadays it shouldn't be that big of a surprise that modern day historians would view Johnson as a failure. Another good example is that Grant's presidency is traditionally viewed as an abject failure but because he was supportive of civil rights for the freedmen modern historians are putting a much more positive light on his administration.

If any president has not received the commendation that he deserves it is James K Polk.

Last edited on Wed Sep 10th, 2008 07:25 pm by The Iron Duke

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