Social studies teacher shares top 10 presidents

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Joshua Cooper shows his favorite presidents. Cooper teaches social studies.

Lucy Pappas, Reporter

Social studies teacher, Joshua Cooper, shares his top ten favorite presidents:

1. George Washington:

“Washington set the standard for the rest of the presidents.  He was challenged with the role of figuring out how to lead a new nation, while piecing together the very first cabinet.” 

2.Abraham Lincoln:

“Lincoln was inspirational in bringing an end to slavery in the United States and to help unite the country.”

3.Harry S. Truman:

“Truman helped the United States bring an end to World War II and helped bring about a prosperous United States.”

4.Franklin D. Roosevelt:

“Roosevelt brought the U.S. out of the Great Depression and showed leadership during World War II.”

5.Ronald Reagan:

“Reagan helped bring the Cold War to an end and led the United States into the lead with the Space Race.”

6.Barack Obama:

“Obama helped in policy changes for the people. He was also awarded the Nobel Peace prize for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation among nations.”

7.John F. Kennedy:

“Kennedy navigated the United States through the intense moments of the Cold War and helped with the Civil Rights movement.”

8.Ulysses S. Grant:

“Grant took on a difficult job to mend the country back together following the Civil War.”  

9.Dwight D. Eisenhower:

“Eisenhower was influential in the armistice of the Korean War, while not getting involved with another conflict.” 

10.Theodore Roosevelt:

“Roosevelt helped with establishing progressive programs at the turn of the century and we can thank him for having clean water to drink and meat that has been inspected.”